“Every decision that we make alters the world of meaning which we have created. Deciding to eat Puff Wheat instead of Cornflakes for breakfast may not be a major change, but abandoning ‘I am bad and unacceptable‘ and replacing it with ‘I accept and value myself‘ is. Every decision you have made since you decided that you were bad and valueless was based on the decision. Now, all these conclusions need reviewing and changing. ” Dorothy Rowe.
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
Making a decision is the first step in getting free and being liberated from my depression. From this step follows the many other steps that are to be taken that will allow me to begin to see how the thoughts I think definitely do affect the way I feel. The next step is to review the different ways in which I can value myself. My first new response to my own negative thinking about myself is to believe that I will today begin my exit from the prison of my own negativity and pessimism.
My struggle to wrest myself free from depression means that I am to make some initial steps in my own health. I want to believe that it is the fact that I want to value myself and my life that I will no longer allow myself to sit and wallow in self-pity but will start to make an effort to take mastery over the way I feel and think.
We will let go of our ignorance about how this universe is operated. I let the God of my understanding take charge as I continue to dip my oars into the water of life and let God be the rudder master,”
SOURCE: Higher Thoughts for Down Days. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. September 3rd. Page 155.