I am going to make a list of my strengths today.
“Practicing these principles keeps us in tune on a daily basis with the God as we understand God, and helps us keep our hope strong enough so that we can move away from our compulsion to sad ourselves.”
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
These principles refer to the Twelve Steps and the fellowship of our group which helps us keep the focus on ourselves and our daily need to improve ourselves. My hope gets stronger when I find myself being less compulsive about the affairs of my life and more conscious of how I need to believe that God is going to help me walk out of my prison of depression.
Our lives revolve around principles – some good and some not so good. One of the principals formerly guiding my life was that I was only a passive victim of my depression. My belief was that there was nothing that I could do in my power to change my life. A new and exciting principle is replacing the old and that principle is that I am choosing to feel better. I am now going to be an active participant in my own program of recovery using the Twelve Steps. I am finding my strength grows as I believe in my own resources and talents.
God, you are the creator of all spiritual principles that promote healing, sanity and serenity. Please let us place these principles of healing and hope first in our lives today. (Personal comments)
(c) Higher Thoughts for down days:365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of Twelve Step Fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.KY.
(C) Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition(2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville, KY.
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