“Those of us who cope with life have put up some barriers, have made some disconnections but maintained many connections. Those people who became depressed have disconnected themselves completely, and the barriers they have built are the walls of the prison of depression.”
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
One of the many good connections that arise in taking charge of my life again is the many fine people that I meet at meetings. When I am depressed, it is true I tend to disconnect and withdraw away from family and friends. But, my admiration is for those who come to the meetings of the fellowship and who successfully connect with other members who are there trying to get better.
Now, since I have groups that meet specifically with the needs of the depressed people in mind, I am hopeful that these new connections with others can provide me with diverse ways to escape depression.”
We are all connected in the life force which we call creation. This life course we call God. No matter what many cultures have called this force, we all know it is the source of all life. Right now, we want to ask God, as we understand God to help us start anew, connect with others who can help us grow, so we can begin to live with hope. (Personal comments).
SOURCES: Higher Thoughts for Down Days: 365 Daily Thoughts and Meditations for members of 12 Step fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.
Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition. (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisvlle