I accept and believe that however hopeless everything appears right now, I will make a decision to recover from my depression. I am not helpless. I will make a choice to get better.
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT.
The “noise” of my depression decreases the more I am able to share my feelings of anxiety, hurt and helplessness with others. I am not going too far to say that “all my sadness is gone,” but I am saying it seems to help to talk about my fears and anxieties. I can do this sharing within a Depressed Anonymous group, by journaling or talking with my sponsor. I am noticing that my life improves in relationships, the more that I force myself to get connected with others who are suffering from depression just as I am.
I accept myself now that I feel that I am depressed. I now have a definite way out of my sadness. I don’t have to be this way all my life, I tell myself. I believe that I can accept the fact of the way that I feel and that I can choose to feel something other than the misery of my sadness. I am no longer going to run and hide whenever something or someone appears on the horizon of my life that I don’t like. I accept the fact that I am going to choose to feel better today. I am going to spiral up instead of down.
God, you created us with strengths and a predisposition of sorts that set us up to be a depressed person. We can’t choose the family we are born into, but we can choose to find out how to get in touch with those persons who seek health, our 12 Step family of Depressed Anonymous.
Source: Copyright(c) Higher Thoughts for Down days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of 12 Step fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. Kentucky . Page 228.
Copyright(c) Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition. (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. KY.
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