I am willing to live in the imperfect moment and focus on the now, not yesterday’s now or tomorrow’s now.
“So it is if we are to make changes in our lives we must be courageous. Such courage can be found relatively easily in two kinds of situations. When we are certain that the new situation in which we shall find ourselves will bring us every advantage and happiness; when we are certain that the situation we are leaving is totally and absolutely bad.
Thus if the new situation promises perfection, or if the old situation is totally imperfect, we have certainty, and if there is one thing you crave when you are depressed, it is certainty. ” Dorothy Rowe. Breaking the Bonds.
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
My thinking always had been very black and white when I was depressing myself. I know that if I want to continue to live in uncertainty, in time, my depression will also be left behind me in the darkness of yesterday, as I live in the light of today.
The only certainty that I have today is that I want to free myself from the attachment that I have to sadness. I must be willing to risk giving up the certainty that my life will always remain the same. I know that it is only by living with some uncertainty, that my life can be lived with any hope.
Today, we pray for the courage to remove as much fear from our lives as possible. We pray that God will let us live with the conviction that our lives can be one without fear of people, places, or situations. We believe that once we begin to live without the every present need for certainty in our lives that our fears can be diminished.
(Personal comments: See March 12, 2015 in the Archives of the Blogs.)
SOURCE: Higher Thoughts for Down Days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of Twelve Step fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. KY. September 1.