How do we create for ourselves the state of loneliness?

AFFIRMATION

“I WILL SEEK FIRST THE WAY OF HOLINESS AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND EVERYTHING WILL BE GIVE N TO ME BESIDES. IN OTHER WORDS, I WILL FIRST BE TRUE TO MYSELF  AND EVERYTHING WILL BE GIVEN TO ME BESIDES.”

“HOW DO WE CREATE FOR OURSELVES THE STATE OF LONELINESS?  WE CREATE IT BY OUR RULES ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIPS, THE SKILLS WE USE IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS, AND THE EMOTIONS OUR RELATIONSHIPS PROVIDE IN US.”

CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT

Fear is at the heart of my depression. Fear of others and their opinions of me make me flee relationships where I feel  alone and vulnerable to another’s critical gaze. I create fear panic in my mind by the imagined hurt that might come to me because of my perception that the word is dangerous and frightful. I fear any unknown reality, be it a place, person or situation.

In my being  part  of a recovery group, I find that the new fellowship and literature of the Depressed  Anonymous group, give me a newfound joy and security.

MEDITATION

God, we choose a-lone-ness with you over our feeling alone.  We will learn all the skills of being honest, open and fearless with others about ourselves. Our faith in you will help us make the move to begin to change ourselves and to seek persons who can help  walk us through our depression into hope and security. (Personal comments).

 

SOURCE:  Higher Thoughts for down days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of 12 Step fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. March 15.

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