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, October 3, 2011

Best Cousins For LIfe !

you made me laugh and feel secure
when i wasn't really sure
you held my hand and squoze so tight
and walked me through lives hardest fights 
looking back all i can see, is you and me
we were the best of friends that friends could be  
the memories i have will never fade
the memories i have i would never trade
walking through this life with you
made me who i am,so thank you !
Thank You Jord for being my best friend, our friendship 
and love means more to me than you will ever know.
When I look back on our childhood I just think of me and you. 
Playing pretend, laughing, and always being there for each other.
 Please never forget what you mean to me. I love you so much!!!! 

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