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Eye Opener (1950)
Our great triumph was not because of our victory over alcohol, but because of our complete defeat. It was only when we were beaten to our knees that we sought the only help that could save us. So we came into AA, not as boastful conquerors but as cringing and bloody casualties of an unequal fight. We were whipped; we knew it; we gave not a damn who else knew it. For us, it was unconditional surrender. There were and could be no reservations.


Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
“Now, I’ll tell you very briefly right now why you don’t solve any
of your problems. This is the key clue to beginning to solve them.
It’s your habit not to.
Now think of the word ‘habit’ in connection with what we’re talking
about. You know what a habit is, something that repeats itself over
and over, all the time, same thing happening. You have the habit of
having difficulties, of having these inner tornadoes. It has become
a habit, and it has got such a hold on to you that you never even
question its necessity, its power at all.
See, we come back to that word ‘questioning.’ Why don’t you start to
bring yourself in to what we are talking about now and simply say,
‘You know, that’s not a bad point. Why don’t I begin to question
the habit I have of feeling bad, of feeling scared of other people,
people who have power. Why don’t I begin to question the automatic
falling under the fear? Why don’t I begin to question that?’
That in itself would be just a little bit different kind of an
action, which would not be the same as completely falling under
the emotional avalanche and saying, ‘Well here I go again, I might
as well do what I always do. I get hurt and then I cry or I scream
out and I look for someone to blame, look for someone to hate.
Now look, I’m talking to you – what are you going to do about your
very bad habit of loving pain?”
Power for Change
January 8,2017
The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink. Our so-called will power becomes practically nonexistent.
My powerlessness over alcohol does not cease when I quit drinking. In sobriety I still have no choice — I can’t drink.
The choice I do have is to pick up and use the “kit of spiritual tools” (Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 25). When I do that, my Higher Power relieves me of my lack of choice—and keeps me sober one more day. If I could choose not to pick up a drink today, where then would be my need for A.A. or a Higher Power?
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
The universe always strikes you at your weakest
 point because that’s what most needs strengthening. 
Joseph Campbell 
Love rules through law. 
The science of Mind page 43 


When I blame someone else for something,
 I give up my power to them.

Ala-non member


 I would have a breakdown and would find 
myself in a state hospital.
The garden of love is green without limit and
 yields many fruit other than sorrow and joy. 
Let not your mind run on what you lack as 
much as on what you have already.

Marcus Aurelius



Lesson 8
My mind is preoccupied with past thoughts.
This idea is, of course, the reason why you see only the past. No one really sees anything. He sees only his thoughts projected outward. The mind’s preoccupation with the past is the cause of the misconception about time from which your seeing suffers. Your mind cannot grasp the present, which is the only time there is. It therefore cannot understand time, and cannot, in fact, understand anything.

To continue please click on site below.I will be doing just the first two paragraphs of the daily.
 Perform all your duties with a courageous cheerfullness welling up from within you…. You will see that a flood of vitality will move through all your muscles and through your entire body.
Paramahansa Yogananda

“Youth, like a magic bird, has flown away
He sang a little morning-hour in May
Sang to the rose, his love, that too is gone–
Whither is more than you or I can say.” 
― Omar Khayyám
Ron Richey
38 56A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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