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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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

To The Greatest Family In the WORLD!!!!

Lost Lyrics

Just because I'm losing
Doesn't mean I'm lost
Doesn't mean I'll stop
Doesn't mean I will cross

Just because I'm hurting
Doesn't mean I'm hurt
Doesn't mean I didn't get what I deserve
No better and no worse

I just got lost
Every river that I've tried to cross
And every door I ever tried was locked
Ooh-Oh, And I'm just waiting till the shine wears off...

You might be a big fish
In a little pond
Doesn't mean you've won
'Cause along may come
A bigger one
And you'll be lost

Every river that you tried to cross
Every gun you ever held went off
Ooh-Oh, And I'm just waiting till the firing starts
Ooh-Oh, And I'm just waiting till the shine wears off
Ooh-Oh, And I'm just waiting till the shine wears off
Ooh-Oh, And I'm just waiting till the shine wears off…

THANK YOU for loving me unconditionally. Thank you for not giving up. I know you feel like I'm lost but, I promise I'm RIGHT HERE and I can't wait for you to see ME again. I love you all more than words could ever express. Thank you!!! I love you all and I PROMISE you are going to see. I promise!


The Brady Bunch said...

we love you katey and are all cheering you on! you are an amazing, beautiful woman and I know that you are moving on to better days!

Carrie Dave and Our Grape said...

i sure love u katey.... hope u doing well!!!!

KrisFlower said...

I'll I can do right now is tell you I love you and I love Lily....

Jessie said...

Katie! You are so pretty =)...these big life altering changes that we make, are for the better or we wouldn't have made them in the first place! You are a strong woman =)