Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Feelings aren't Facts

One of the hard things about sobriety is we're so use to numbing our feelings that once we sober up and they start to surface it can be overwhelming. I don't know an alcoholic around who enjoys feeling their feelings (at least not the crappy, uncomfortable ones) So I guess that's the trick... no matter how you feel, no matter what's going on in life you don't drink. It may sound so simple to some, but those of us who used alcohol as are all mighty numbing agent know it's really not that simple at all. And if if you haven't started your journey into sobriety it can be down right petrifying. I remember a time in early sobriety where I was super uncomfortable, and feeling feelings I didn't know existed. I was with a friend with over 30 years of sobriety and she said to me "If it didn't get better do you actually think I'd still be sober?" I've hung on to those words many times through out my sobriety. Cause the fact is if it didn't get better no one would stay sober. It does, I promise.

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