Promise # 3 of 13 continued: “We do not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.” The following is a continuation from the previous statement concerning Promise # 3.
“When we suppress a negative emotion and refuse to deal with it, either consciously or unconsciously, it becomes one of those blocks that form the walls of our personal prison. These unexpressed emotions can fester and boil over so that our energy level is dissipated, scattered. We find ourselves enervated and weakened. We discover that with the internal war raging inside of us we can hardly find the energy to get to work and roll ourselves out of bed a morning. We no longer have the freeing feeling of spontaneity in our lives.
We discover that our ability to make ourselves do something is now beyond our personal strength and power. We have become helpless.
We also discover that we are powerless. Our will power has no control over this depression.
But how do we know that this particular Promise will come true for me? What we can rely on is our own experiences. Our experiences tell us that the more we live in the solution of the Promises of Depressed Anonymous the more serenity and peace will be ours. We have discovered that it is when we begin to live in the solution and not focus on our problems that will lead us past the fear of what might happen to the serenity of the present moment. We no longer wait with trepidation for the other shoe to drop. Our freedom begins when we start to reflect consciously on what is happening now at this very moment. I have noticed that it is when I become conscious about what I am feeling now is the direct result of my thinking which enable me to make the conscious decisions to bring myself back to the present.”
SOURCES: (c) I’ll do it when I feel better. (2014) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. Pages 35-36.
(c) Believing is seeing: 15 ways to leave the prison of depression. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville
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