The spiritual life is a life that one chooses. We make a decision as it says in Step Three of Depressed Anonymous, and our lives are changed for ever.
“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.”
This decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God is one o f the most important we will ever make in our lives. The more we surrender to God’s peace the more we will find our way. It is the paradox of our existence in that it is in the letting go that we receive, and it is only living in God’s will as we understand God that we can have real life and joy…” Depressed Anonymous Pg. 46.
“One of the major areas of our lives that we have a difficult time with is getting in touch with our feelings. many of us w ho are depressed now that one of our great defenses is the denial of our feelings – our ability to feel is diminished as we continually choose numbness over vitality and spontaneity.” Depressed Anonymous. Pg.50.
(c) Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition (2011)Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. KY.