How often have I heard this said about those of us who are involved with the spiritual principles of the 12 Steps of recovery. You become what you do. You become what you think. And your behavior promotes a habitual way to act. By doing the same thing time after time promotes a habit. Good habits builds our strengths.
One of the recommendations often heard at our meetings is that we want to attend as many meetings as possible when we enter through that door of our 12 step recovery. And when we have admitted that our life is out of control and unmanageable it is then that we learn how to begin a new way of living and have a life filled with hope. We call this the time of surrender.
When I finally faced my addictions, it was then that I knew I had to surrender, to make possible a new life, that new way of living that had been promised me by those of the Depressed Anonymous fellowship. And what did I do? First of all I attended Depressed Anonymous meetings, week after week, read all the literature that was available to me, got a sponsor,(someone who would mentor me through the Steps, ), made a place in my day for prayer and mediation so that the God of my understanding would continually nudge and guide me to right living and peace of mind. And just like it was promised to me, I found peace of mind and freedom from the pain of depression. I just knew that now I had found a way to have hope plus that community of people, who just like myself, were walking the same path as I was. I was no longer alone!
In our manual , Depressed Anonymous, we can read how about those of us who became what they were willing to do to find a way out of their depression. In my own life, I found the fog of confusion and pain gradually disappearing, not overnight, but as I continued to practice the spiritual principles of the 12 steps. The group meetings plus the daily reading of the Depressed Anonymous literature will always work its daily miracle in our lives.
I became what I did to get well! So can you become what you do and what you want to be.
COPYRIGHT (C) Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition. (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.
COPYRIGHT(C) The Depressed Anonymous Workbook, (2002) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.
Also available one can use the Home Study Combo (DA MANUAL AND WORKBOOK) for help when there is no DA group in your locality. There is always the ongoing support from the fellowship for guidance and hope.
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