The opposite of depression is spontaneity and vitality.
When we are depressed we move about as in a fog. We are stuck. Since we desire everything to remain the same and predictable, we are unable to believe that life is or can be different. As we change old beliefs into new ones we believe that things can change as things begin to change. We will begin to experience hope, light and joy.
Remember, by the time you have reached the Promises in in the Big Book of AA, page four and page 109 in Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition, you have decided to do something about your life. You not only have been through an exhaustive self-examination of your life but you will also have shared these experiences with some other human being by working Step Five. You have taken the time and the pain to write down all those areas of your life which have kept you in the dark – not only about yourself, but all that your life could be. ”
“All that your life could be.” A promise is a promise. The reality of good things happening as we learn about the Steps, practicing these spiritual principles in our lives. We can take our story to a f2f meeting or gather with others like ourselves at the many online Depressed Anonymous meetings, either with SKYPE or ZOOM. You will find support and encouragement at these group meetings. It will feel like home.
(Copyright) Hugh Smith. I’ll do it when I feel better. (2013) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville, Ky. Page 32.
(Copyright) Depressed Anonymous, (2011) 3rd edition. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. Ky.
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