For myself, I have found a way out of my pain. As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, it’s not complicated. I found a program that is neither hit nor miss. It is what you choose to make it. It is a steady ascent, if you will, into a life of sanity.The program of recovery lets you start at A and go all the way to Z. It persistently confronts you with yourself, your own pain and a way to relieve yourself of that pain–one day at a time. One step at a time. No need to rush. No need to hurry. We are now operating in God’s time. The Twelve Steps of recovery, based on Spiritual principles, is a map that can lead you out of the wilderness of doubt, anxiety and fear. I know. Been there. Done that. And, almost immediately following the admission that I need help in the 1st Step, we read in the 2nd Step of Depressed Anonymous, that we “came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” As it say in the AA Big Book, God either is, or He isn’t. What was our choice to be?” This Power is the God of your understanding. That isn’t complicated is it?
In the latest publication of Depressed Anonymous we read in Believing is seeing: 15 ways to leave the prison of depression which states in the 5th Statement of Belief that we want to “Remember that an oak tree was once an acorn –recovery begins by taking one step at a time and accepting responsibility for moving from depression into peace and serenity.”
For a personal home study program to compliment your group work you can use the Depressed Anonymous Workbook and the Depressed Anonymous Manual. You’ll be glad that you did!