The Second way out of the prison of our depression states that “I accepted that God, the God of my understanding is loving and forgiving. The 12 Step group and our God is the pillar of our strength and healing.
LIVING A HALF-LIFE
In depression the first thing that we must do is to take charge of our lives and incorporate a planned pleasant activity in our lives. If I don’t, I will continue to linger on alone and live a half-life. Nothing beyond my reach can absorb my pain of isolation and feeling worthless.
This is especially true for many of us in mid-life where the dreams we once thought possible remains stillborn. We seem to have lost the time to do something positive with our lives. We feel stuck. I want to get involved with a fellowship of persons who are learning new ways of living with a sense of purpose. We want to live our lives with hope. Step Two of Depressed Anonymous states that “we came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” We will “let go and let God.” P.11.
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SOURCE: Copyright(c) Believing is seeing: 15 ways to leave the prison of depression.(2014) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.