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, October 24, 2008

Fun Foto Friday

healthy and strong -it was love at first sight-40 weeks-mom-dad-lots of fun-motivation-listen 2 your heart-no excuses-may 3- yes-say your prayers everynight-boy?-girl?-moments in time-friends-family-love-miracle-exciting-thrilled-ryan-passionate-thoughts are mirrored in your eyes, keep them beautiful-calm-smile god loves you-the sky is the limit-open up-peace-joy-my first portrait-together-new love

I truly believe in the power of positive thinking. A few days ago I made myself a positive thinking page for my pregnancy. Every morning I look at it and focus on everything I chose to put on it. When I am having a moment of doubt or I'm nervous or scared about something I just close my eyes and imagine all the words and images on my page. I know this is a little cheesy but I had fun making the it and it will be the babies first scrapbook page. If you don't know this already, I LOVE to scrapbook! Cheesy or not I know how powerful our minds are and I know this is going to make a difference...


KrisFlower said...

I love anything that has to do with beautiful paper, words out of magazine, positive energy, love, peace of mind, motivation & anything that puts my little sister at ease...I love this idea and i know it will help you throughout your pregnancy...I love you


its an awesome collage...

Kendalls Media said...

i am am so proud of you