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Eye Opener (1950)
AA is not fundamentally a philosophy, but it is rather a program of active living. To commit the Big Book to memory, to listen attentively to all the group speakers will not guarantee continued sobriety.
The knowledge gained thereby, put into your everyday living, will make drinking practically impossible and certainly unenjoyable. If we fail to make the Program an integral part of our everyday living, we are almost sure to have some rough times ahead.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
“A part of you senses the trueness and the decency of these
teachings, so release that part fully. “
1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle, # 298
January 4,2017
We feel that elimination of our drinking is but a beginning. A much more important demonstration of our principles lies before us in our respective homes, occupations and affairs.
It’s usually pretty easy for me to be pleasant to the people in an A.A. setting. While I’m working to stay sober, I’m celebrating with my fellow A.A.s our common release from the hell of drinking. It’s often not so hard to spread glad tidings to my old and new friends in the program.
At home or at work, though, it can be a different story. It is in situations arising in both of those areas that the little day-to-day frustrations are most evident, and where it can be tough to smile or reach out with a kind word or an attentive ear. It’s outside of the A.A. rooms that I face the real test of the effectiveness of my walk through A.A.’s Twelve Steps.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.


The infinite knowingess becomes our wisdom
only in such a degree as we embody its intelligence. 
The Science of Mind page 41
I cannot give other people the status 
of my Higher Power.
Ala-non member
 I worked hard to overachieve. 

Be melting snow. “
Wash yourself of yourself. 
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius


Lesson 4
These thoughts do not mean anything. 
They are like the things I see in this room 
[on this street, from this window, in this place].
Unlike the preceding ones, these exercises do not begin with the idea for the day. In these practice periods, begin with noting the thoughts that are crossing your mind for about a minute. Then apply the idea to them. If you are already aware of unhappy thoughts, use them as subjects for the idea. Do not, however, select only the thoughts you think are “bad.” You will find, if you train yourself to look at your thoughts, that they represent such a mixture that, in a sense, none of them can be called “good” or “bad.” This is why they do not mean anything.
In selecting the subjects for the application of today’s idea, the usual specificity is required. Do not be afraid to use “good” thoughts as well as “bad.” None of them represents your real thoughts, which are being covered up by them. The “good” ones are but shadows of what lies beyond, and shadows make sight difficult. The “bad” ones are blocks to sight, and make seeing impossible. You do not want either.

To continue please click on site below.I will be doing just the first two paragraphs of the daily.

Yoga teaches you to look at yourself honestly 
in the eye and find out what you are.
Paramahansa Yogananda
“The mighty Mahmúd, Allah-breathing Lord,
That all the disbelieving and black Horde
Of Fears and Sorrows that infest the Soul
Scatters before him with his whirlwind Sword.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat
Ron Richey
38 56A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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