#3 Promise of Depressed Anonymous, continued

* The complete Promises of Depressed Anonymous can be found on page 109 of the Depressed Anonymous Manual. (see Resources).

“When we suppress a negative emotion and refuse to deal with it, consciously or unconsciously, it becomes one of those blocks that form the walls of our personal depression. These unexpressed emotions can fester and boil over so that our energy level is dissipated, scattered. We find ourselves and our will enervated and weakened. We discover that with the internal war raging inside of us we can hardly find the energy to work and/or roll ourselves out of bed a morning. The pain of depression freezes all efforts of mobility.

We discover that our ability to make ourselves do something is now beyond our personal strength and power. We have become helpless. We also discover that we are powerless. Our will power has no control over the depression.

How do we know this particular Promise will come true for me? The only thing that we can rely on is our own experiences. Our experiences tell us that the more we live in the solution of the Promises of Depressed Anonymous the more serenity and peace is ours for the moment.

We have discovered that it is when we begin to live in the solution that our solution focused program begins when we start to reflect consciously on what is happening now at this very moment. I have noticed that it is when I became conscious about what I am feeling – the direct result of my thinking –it is at that moment that I make the conscious decision to bring myself back to the present.”


Copyright(c) The Promises of Depressed Anonymous (2002) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville, KY. Pages 7-8. 3/13.
Copyright(c) Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. KY.

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