A personal story/ testimony from Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition by Robin.
“Through the Depressed Anonymous program, which utilizes the Twelve Steps, I have been on a journey of transformation from the familiar life of drudgery and gloom and desperation to discovering a new freedom and a new happiness – something I didn’t know existed. My entire perspective is changing. Other people who I once thought were judgmental are now considered as all being a child of God–all created equal. What a peace provocative tool this is. Really! It helps me lift those negative attitudes and replaces them with affirmations. This is certainly the most valuable technique offered in Depressed Anonymous to acquire an optimistic attitude towards life itself, or simply “making gratitude my attitude.” So many of us were only familiar with the sham and the drudgery of life, but even with all the sham and drudgery in the word, it is still a beautiful place to live. We learn to change not the world, but how we view the world and all its intricacies.”
Copyright(c) Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.
It is truly a remarkable fact, that by going to one meeting you may hear someone share their own personal story and you think they are talking about you. It is amazing how this works, but not really. What happens is that all of us who come to the Depressed Anonymous meeting for the first time, find that members of this mutual aid group speak the same language … hope and support. It does take one to know one, which is true. I guess the point here is that if we all feel pretty much the same thing when we are depressed, even though my depression experience is unique to me and how it effects my life, that this awareness is a great thing as it helps to produce those many strategies for recovery which can be applied across the board for most of us in the group. The Twelve Steps are strategies that in time and work can give us a fresh and healing perspective for our individual lives. To read more about the recovery experience of others who have used tjourney of transformation
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