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, September 5, 2008

Fun Foto Friday

My Ry Guy....
 I'm going to miss hanging out at my grandmas pool just relaxing with you... Laying out while you practice your dives....Thank you for always making me smile....You bring so much happiness into my life every single day.... Thank you for driving out to see me even when you have been at work for sixteen hours just because you know I want to lay with you. ...I know that we will make it  through what ever this crazy world throws at us..... I am so thankful that you are in my life!!!! I love you so so much!!!!

This picture just makes me smile !!!!