To admit that there is a problem is the first step which can move us into recovery. The First Step of the Twelve Steps begins with the word WE. This is a WE program–a program about us as a group of hurting people. Since we have tried to tackle our problems alone and in the confines of our own mind we soon discovered that for most of us this was not enough. We still were saddled with a life destroying and unmanageable situation. There must be a solution we thought. Yes, there is a solution. For many of us who have traveled this path of recovery, living out the spiritual principles of the Twelve Steps and being part of the fellowship of Depressed Anonymous we have found peace and a new way of living,
4 thoughts on “We Admitted That We Were Powerless Over Depression And That Our Lives Had Become Unmanageable”
Powerless indeed, I cannot push the ocean but I can learn to swim, I can build an ark! I can learn to survive . Read PT 109 or rent the movie. The difference between a hero and a tragedy? Saving a life! That life may be my own.
I need to do what I can and keep moving keep on a sensible doable schedule and I will gradually recover.
Life IS DOABLE!
Yesterday was best mothers day I have had in years, I actually felt happy, I am amazed, just working the twelve steps can change everything.