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, March 18, 2010



It has been a rough couple of months to say the least. But, I just want to take the time to say thank you to everyone in my family and all my friends who have been here for me. I finally feel like myself again. I guess you could say I'm getting my KateyNess back....It's not back completely but its getting so close.

I also want to send my love and prayers to the Anderson family.

CandyMan ~ I love you and thank you for being so amazing to my family. You will be loved, missed, and never forgotten!


Josey said...

I don't know what's been going on in your life, but I'm glad you have family and friends around to support you! May the next couple of months bring more happiness into your life.

K-Diddle said...

Thank you so much Josey, you are so sweet!