Today we have made a big step in that we admitted that you, me, all of us are here to learn how to brighten up our life and begin to take greater responsibility for the way we feel, think and act. We all know that if we want to have the light and warmth of life then we will have to risk the unpredictable. We have to face the uncertain future. And as we all know, this is the nature of depression in that it predicts sameness and the unending hell that we have experienced, day after day for months and for many years. And as strange as it may sound –for some, the sameness and the predictability of depression is sort of a comfort. At least we know what we got.
Today, we will take every advantage for discovering how to begin to take full responsibility for our own lives and how to become hopeful, and help ourselves out of the prison that we have constructed for ourselves over the years.”
“…By diagnosing the problem, and providing a solution and providing a practical plan for getting out of our depression we now can be free of the depression that has imprisoned us for so long.
As we go about attempting to shed some light on our own personal darkness –on our own symptoms of depression –we will gradually begin to see that we must now hold some different beliefs about ourselves – -some immutable beliefs which have hindered our development as hope filled happy people. Now, once we learn what these are and how they defined us these many years we can become free.
We will learn to take responsibility for our lives and our behavior. ”
Source: Shining a light on the dark night of the soul. (1999) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville, KY. Pages 2-3.
Tomorrow 5/25/15 we will list the six immutable beliefs which may have held us behind the bars of depression.