“Our whole outlook and attitude upon life changes.” One of the Promises of Depressed Anonymous.
“To really believe, possibly for the first time in one’s life that I can free myself from the prison of depression and begin to feel better. I know that I need to be proactive in my efforts at self-recovery. But what causes our outlook and attitude to change?
I have to begin to believe that hope and healing is possible. Once we have gone through some painful inner changes, such as dealing with our character defects and our isolating tendencies we se there is a way out. We have to have a positive attitude that will move and motivate us to want to go and get to the next step. Watching someone actually take these steps week after week and watch the feeling of wellness rise up in them can promote a belief that with work and time, their lives do improve. Soon we see that a sense of purpose begins to manifests itself the more time and work we put into our person recovery.
A door opens ever slightly and there appears a potential route to freedom. A way out! I do know that when my hope and faith in recovery rises, my symptoms of depression go down. ”
SOURCE: Copyright(c) I’ll do it when I feel better. 2013. Smith, Hugh. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville, Kentucky. P. 46.