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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Monday, February 2, 2009


kandsandpax.jpg picture by katey1986
Words cannot describe how happy Pax makes me...He just smiles and smiles and it brightens up my life...Kandice is doing such an amazing job as a mother and I am so proud of her! 


The Brady Bunch said...

I can't believe how big he is...and man she is beautiful...your family definetly got the beauty gene!

KrisFlower said...

Pax looks worried!!!!

Kendalls Media said...

Great quote, if i only had a heart i would give it a try,

Paxey makes me smile until it hurts.

i love you.

Mom :)