The 3rd Promise of Depressed Anonymous
WE DO NOT REGRET THE PAST NOR WISH TO SHUT THE DOOR ON IT
How do we know that this particular Promise will come true for us? The only thing that we can rely on is our own experiences. Our experience tells 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 leads us past the fear of what might happen to the serenity of the present moment. Our freedom begins when we start to reflect consciously on what is happening now at this very moment. I have noticed that it is when I become conscious 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 this moment that I make the conscious decision to bring myself back to the present.”
SOURCE: Copyright(c) The Promises (2002) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville, KY Page 8.
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How difficult it is for many of us to try and live in the present. Even during our meditation time, thoughts keep pressing in on us alerting us to things of the past and things to come in the future. One of the mantras that help keep me focused is our Serenity Prayer. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. ” One of the things I am focused on now is to keep from trying to change persons. I know that with the program of recovery of the 12 Steps that the only person that I can change is–me.