I am conscious today that there exists a power who wants me to be free of my need to sad myself.
” Maybe there are as many definitions of spiritual awakening as there are people who have had them. But certainly each genuine one has something in common with all the others. And these things which they have in common are not too hard to understand. When a man or a woman has a spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of it is that he now has become able to feel and believe that which he could not do before on his unaided strength and resource alone. He has been granted a gift which amounts to a new state of consciousness and being. He has been set on a path which tells him he is really going somewhere, that life is not a dead end, not something to be endured or mastered,. What he has received is a free gift , and yet usually, at least in some small part, he has made himself ready to receive it,.”
Clarification of thought
I have learned that people who believe in some power greater than themselves and surrender to it that these same people begin to find hope and start feeling better.
I no longer just have to endure like a passive victim but instead can get active in my own recovery and start to feel hopeful about my day and my life. I don’t have to feel this way anymore.
It is only by our prayer, meditation and self reflection that we will gradually be free of our despair and begin to hope. Our lives have been permanently changed by our understanding that we will get well today, bit by bit. ”
SOURCES: Copyright(c)Higher Thoughts for down days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of Twelve Step fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. Page 164. August 15.
Copyright (c) Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition. (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.