We have thrown off the shackles of the past

”  Losses may produce a variety of very intense and painful feelings. Fear can cripple the best of us. Why fear people and economic insecurity?  In Steps 4,5,6,7,8, 9 we have examined our lives, piece by piece, ending up with a good conscience, while fearing neither guilt nor shame for things of our past. We have thrown off the shackles of the past.”

SOURCE:  I’ll do it when I feel better. (2014) Smith, Hugh.  Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. #10 of the 13 Promises of  the Depressed Anonymous Recovery Program. FEAR OF PEOPLE AND ECONOMIC INSECURITY WILL LEAVE US.

”  Bill, in his personal testimony in the DA book (Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition) relates that you don’t get better overnight, but you do get  much better. I was down in the muck as far as I could go.  I had to go and open the door for the first time because there was no other place to go. I had already used up all the hiding places in my life. I still have many problems like anyone else, but when I need sleep very badly, I turn this problem over to the Higher Power and go to sleep.  I can always pick life up the next morning. Somehow it all gets done. Every few days the world dumps on you and beats you down. That’s just life.”

SOURCE: Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition. (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.

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