Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron

JANUARY 18, 2018 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear friends,   Mindfulness meditation is not just another way to fix what we feel might be broken in our lives. Maybe you struggle with low moods, motivation, or existential malaise. Maybe you feel lonely, or bored.    Maybe you sometimes feel … [Read more]

A GOOD REMINDER. Chuck D.

A GOOD REMINDER. Chuck D.     "You either go for emotion sobriety or risk a miserable, often lengthy, death BY alcoholism (whilst being crispy dry)! My crew calls it "big n' rich" sobriety."   "We buried him yesterday. The County Coroner had … [Read more]

JAN.16, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.16, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Having suffered from alcoholism, I should understand the illness, but sometimes I feel annoyance, even contempt, toward a person who cannot make it in A.A. When I feel that way, I am … [Read more]

JAN.17, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.17, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY ". . . I humbly offered myself to God, as I then understood Him, to do with me as He would. I placed myself unreservedly under His care and direction. I admitted for the first time that of … [Read more]

JAN.18, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.18, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Conception From "Back to the Fundamentals": The answer I was looking for was on page 12, in Ebby's words to Bill: "Why don't you choose your own conception of God?" "I've tried … [Read more]

JAN.19, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.19, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY A New Life "Is sobriety all that we are to expect of a spiritual awakening? No, sobriety is only a bare beginning; If more gifts are to be received, our awakening has to go on. As it does … [Read more]

JAN.20, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.20, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Better From "Getting active:" ​"After our first month's sobriety, many of us​ notice a distinct difference.  After three months, our minds seem still clearer.  And during our second year … [Read more]

I Stand by the Door  By Sam Shoemaker (from the Oxford Group)

I Stand by the Door By Sam Shoemaker (from the Oxford Group) I stand by the door. I neither go too far in, nor stay too far out. The door is the most important door in the world - It is the door through which men walk when they find God. … [Read more]

JANUARY 11, 2018 MINDFUL MOMENTS INMANOA

Dear Friends,   There is a Tibetan saying popular in mindfulness circles: "If you take care of the minutes, the years will take care of themselves." When I remember this saying, my heart releases what it’s fixated on, and it’s almost always … [Read more]

JAN.11, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.11, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     LISTEN, SHARE AND PRAY  When working with a man and his family, you should take care not to participate in their quarrels. You may spoil your chance of being helpful if you … [Read more]

JAN.12, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.12, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY When and How to Give Men who cry for money and shelter as a condition of their sobriety are on the wrong track. Yet we sometimes do provide a new prospect with these very things - when it … [Read more]

JAN.13 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.13 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY AN ACT OF PROVIDENCE  It is truly awful to admit that, glass in hand, we have warped our minds into such an obsession for destructive drinking that only an act of Providence can remove it … [Read more]

JAN.14, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.14, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Simple From "Freedom from Bondage": "The A.A. members who sponsored me told me in the beginning that I would not only find a way to live without having a drink, but that I would find a … [Read more]

JAN.15, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.15, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Compensation From "The Three Legacies of Alcoholics Anonymous" "Shortly after the financial investigation episode, Father Ed Dowling, our Jesuit friend from St. Louis, turned up in New … [Read more]

2,300 years later, Plato’s theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience

2,300 years later, Plato’s theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience An enduring message. (Reuters/Yiorgos Karahalis) WRITTEN BY Olivia Goldhill June 18, 2016 In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the … [Read more]

JAN.6, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.6, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY THE REWARDS OF GIVING    This is indeed the kind of giving that actually demands nothing. He does not expect his brother sufferer to pay him, or even to love him. And then he discovers that by … [Read more]