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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Friday, August 29, 2008

Fun Foto Friday


The other night I was babysitting Jackson, Nolan, and baby Capri and Jackson decided it was a wonderful idea to paint Nolan from head to toe with green sidewalk chalk. I didn't stop him because well one it was hilarious and two they were entertained for almost thirty whole minutes.  As soon as Jackson finished his last stroke of green chalk Nolan transformed into the hulk with spiderman powers.  It was so much fun hanging out with them. I don't get to see them as much as I would like to,  so it was an amazing treat ! And it gave Jami a chance to get a break and go play tennis. 

1 comment:

Kendalls Media said...

thank you katey for helping my beautiful sister. i love you so much. You bring sunshine to so many lives.


Mom :)