There is a direct linkage between self-reflection, meditation and prayer

 

There is a direct linkage among self- examination, meditation and prayer. Taken  separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit. But when they are logically related an interwoven, the result  is an unshakeable foundation for life .” The Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions.

In Step Four of the Depressed Anonymous program of recovery, we read from The Depressed Anonymous Workbook  the following encouraging statement:

“By our daily conscious contact with God as we under stand God, I believe that my daily efforts at listening to my Higher Power’s word will help me focus in on where I need to change. I hope that my depression will always be examined the moment I feel down and blue for no apparent reason. If I slow down, take a pencil and write down what I have been thinking of lately, I do believe that my sadness will slowly evaporate – slowly like the early morning  fog.

I will cast away my fears, guilt and resentments by getting them down on paper in front of me. On black and white.

Copyright(c) The Depressed Anonymous Workbook (2009) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville, KY. Page 27. STEP FOUR

This Workbook can now be downloaded as an Ebook  for  $1.00  from the Depressed Anonymous Bookstore at www.depRessedanon.com.

Offer lasts til  end of May. After that it will resume it’s price of $12.00.

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