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Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:23 PM

 

An unpleasant outcome from sobriety: You find you have all this pain

Physical pain, yes, but I was expecting that. Herniated discs can hurt.

But the emotional pain - all of it comes flooding back, as if someone just blew up Hoover Dam...

And the slightest thing will remind you of it.

Not complaining, just observing

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Reply An unpleasant outcome from sobriety: You find you have all this pain (Original post)
Taverner Jun 2013 OP
pscot Jun 2013 #1
Taverner Jun 2013 #3
pscot Jun 2013 #5
Taverner Jun 2013 #6
Bertha Venation Jun 2013 #2
charin Jun 2013 #4
mountain grammy Jun 2013 #7

Response to Taverner (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 03:03 PM

1. "In our sleep,

pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God."

Sober is better.

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Response to pscot (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 06:31 PM

3. Was that Aeschylus?

 

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Response to Taverner (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 06:47 PM

5. Yes

The words are inscribed on a granite wall at Bobby Kennedy's gravesite at Arlington. He had quoted them impromptu in a talk in Indianapolis the day Martin Luther King was killed.

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Response to pscot (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 07:08 PM

6. That's where I remember it from

 

Funny, because I recently had a discussion about that quote with my brother who is a Baptist minister.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 03:29 PM

2. Taverner.

Anyone else can say something that helps. I don't know what to say. But I read your post and I feel for you, I truly do.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 06:37 PM

4. Re: Emotional pain

Concentrate on the wonderful sober life you are building.

I know you don't believe in help from a deity, but don't let that stop you from spiritual health. Emotional and spiritual health are woven together. Make a plan to live by the courage of your convictions, be brave!

And give yourself a big pat on the back for each day of sobriety!

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:30 AM

7. One day at a time.. it's the way we get through life.

Just try to stay focused on what's really important in your life and live in the present. Easy to say but it's a challenge.

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