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, November 11, 2009

DAY 193

My new goal is to capture at least thirty seconds of her every day. Every second is worth so much and I don't want to miss a thing.... Hope you like the new addition every day !

We have been saying slowly "I Love Youuuuu!" since the day she was born...Sometimes she really tries to say it with us. Sorry I know I brag about how smart she is but, wouldn't you :) She just brings me so much happiness!


KrisFlower said...

Kendall wants me to play this over and over...we love you. You've been on my mind all day!

love ya,

Shuggilippo said...

Okay, this is probably one of the greatest ideas in the world of motherhood. I am SO copying this. Well, minus the daughter, infant, and you with your sweet girl part. So the idea. I'm copying your idea.


Carrie Dave and Our Grape said...

i think this is such a good job... i cant wait to have our babe to do the same thing.. i dont want to miss out on anything