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, November 7, 2008

Fun Foto Friday

I needed a good laugh today....Hope this makes you smile for a minute..I took some really scary pictures of me and Ry and this is what I would look like as a caveman....

And Ry as Perez Hilton....


KrisFlower said...

You both look too hot for words....

love you

Kendalls Media said...

you are so Dam funny, almost as funny as me and a little bit funnier then Mom. I love you so much and i ams proud of you

The DiStefano Family said...

Haha. Those are funny! How are you doing? When do you find out what you are having? I am excited to hear what it is!! :)