Dorothy Rowe once said that trusting oneself is an essential part of creativity. And why wouldn’t trust of oneself be an essential part of creativity? We all recognize how spontaneity is the opposite of depression. The symptoms of depression not only paralyze us into inaction physically but likewise freeze our cognitive facilities so that not another thought can move forward so as to connect with another thought to form some meaningful sentence.
So to trust oneself can bring to one’s life a new dimension of hope that there might be a possibility for a positive change. But we need to take the road less traveled –not the road that is worn and rutted with the traveled path of hopeless journeys and dead ends. The road less traveled is the one that joins with fellow travelers who are filled with hope and purpose.
Rowe says that by listening to our inner voice and so trusting that quiet inner voice is the beginning of getting help for your self and serves as the key out of depression. Bill W., says that as time passes and we begin to “:get” the program of recovery that we are better suited now to follow those intuitive hunches which come with our renewed trust in self and the god of our understanding.
SOURCE: Copyright(c) I’ll do it when I feel better. 2013. 2nd Edition. Smith, Hugh. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville, Kentucky. 40217 (Pgs. 77-78).