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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Thursday, November 12, 2009

DAY 194

No matter how many toys are in the room she is drawn to the ONE thing that she should not have.....She is getting so fast!


KrisFlower said...

Yikes...I thought Lils was going to bump her head on the coffee table! She's too cute!

Pilland said...

Hi there and best wishes from an Estonian living in Italy!

Brensike Family said...

I saw this and just had to laugh because my little one does the same thing. She can spot the dog toy out of a room full of baby toys and crawls straight to it! So silly. I love it!