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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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I love You!!!!!!!


I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for the pain you are going through. 

Kevin it has almost been a year since we met and I will never be able to explain how much happiness you have brought to my life. You helped me get through one of the hardest times of my whole life. Thank you for always making me laugh and always being here for me. When I think back on this last year I have so many amazing memories with you. You are my all time number one karaoke partner and dance partner no matter what!!!! Kevin I love you so much and I know that you will always be in my life (if you like it or not).  You are a strong person and I know you can get through this. It's going to be hard but I hope you know that Ry and I are ALWAYS here for you and we love you so so much!!!!!!! 


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