March 28, 2012

Facing feelings

Page 90

"We may fear that being in touch with our feelings will trigger an overwhelming chain reaction of pain and panic."

Basic Text, p. 30

While we were using, many of us were unable or unwilling to feel many emotions. If we were happy, we used to make us happier. If we were angry or depressed, we used to mask those feelings. In continuing this pattern throughout our active addiction, we became so emotionally confused that we weren't sure what normal emotions were anymore.

After being in recovery for some time, we find that the emotions we had suppressed suddenly begin to surface. We may find that we do not know how to identify our feelings. What we may be feeling as rage may only be frustration. What we perceive as suicidal depression may simply be sadness. These are the times when we need to seek the assistance of our sponsor or other members of NA. Going to a meeting and talking about what is happening in our lives can help us to face our feelings instead of running from them in fear.

Just for Today: I will not run from the uncomfortable emotions I may experience. I will use the support of my friends in recovery to help me face my emotions.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Tiny Dancer

 Baby Kendall

I have been so lucky the past couple months because I have been able to spend more time with the most beautiful baby in this world.  It took a minute for her to warm up to me again but I am so excited that she wants to give me stickers and kisses now too. She even said my name yesterday when she saw me which basically melted my heart.  I just can't express how much happiness she brings to me and to our whole family. So here is my shout out to our tiny dancer. Look at those quads. Gwampa should be very proud! 

1 comment:

KrisFlower said...

I love that photo...We love you too...sweet blog...