Right now, I feel a glimmer of hope. I will make this glimmer grow brighter by trusting in my ability to expand my activities today and talk to a friend about the small steps I am taking to feel better today.
“Those of us who cope with life have put up some barriers, have made some disconnections by maintaining many connections. Those people who become depressed have disconnected themselves completely, and the barriers they have built are the walls of the prison of depression.”
Depression continues for as long as I stay disconnected from those around me. I don’t want to be connected – I might have to change the way I think, feel and act. This would turn my comfortable world upside down and then where would I be. I’d be like the sailor on a cloudy night-nary a star by which to chart my course. Being in contact and connected with others means that I am ready to risk getting someone else a look inside my prison. It means that my new connections will change me to face my old beliefs about myself and my world. Today, I have the opportunity to choose to trust or to retreat back into my hole of hopelessness. What’s it ‘gonna’ be?
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