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Eye Opener (1950)
It is most fortunate for us arrested alcoholics that we can never know the price we paid for our former dissipation’s (sic).
One man received a splendid promotion about a month ago, and was told that his name had been considered for the job for 14 years but that it had been held up because of his drinking.
There is no use in crying over spilt (sic) milk – those days are gone forever and carried their opportunities with them – but today is here now.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS
“Q: I have a major problem. Sometimes I wander off the path because
I feel unworthy, sometimes because I am weak, and for a dozen other
A: There is no problem at all. Why do you make one? Continue to walk
the path in spite of everything. That is all there is to it. See how
simply the problem is solved?”
Treasury of Positive Answers, # 110 OF LIFE 
Twenty Four Hours A Day AUGUST 2,2016
Thought for the Day 
Alcoholics Anonymous has no quarrel with medicine, psychiatry, or religion. We have great respect for the methods of each.  And we are glad for any success they may have had with 
alcoholics. We are desirous always of cooperating with them 
in every way. The more doctors, the more psychiatrists, the 
more clergy and rabbis we can get to work with us, the better 
we like it. We have many who take a real interest in our 
program and we would like many more. Am I ready to cooperate 
with those who take a sincere interest in A.A.? 
Meditation for the Day 
God is always ready to pour His blessings into our hearts in 
generous measure. But like the seed-sowing, the ground must 
be prepared before the seed is dropped in. It is our task to 
prepare the soil. It is God’s to drop the seed. 
This preparation of the soil means many days of right living, 
choosing the right and avoiding the wrong. As you go along, 
each day you are better prepared for God’s planting, until 
you reach the time of harvest. Then you share the harvest 
with God — the harvest of a useful and more abundant life. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that my way of living may be properly prepared day by 
day. I pray that I may strive to make myself ready for the 
harvest which God has planted in my heart.
 All manifestations of life are from 
an invisible to visit a visible plane,
 through a silent, effortless process
 of spiritual realization.
The Science of Mind page 330 
No doubt the universe had a “first cause”
 of some sort, the God of the Atom, maybe,
 hot and cold by turns.
 12&12 Step Eleven, p.97 
 A bough with blossoms bears fruit.
 The hawk descends with a purpose. 
Your image comes and goes here inside me.
 When will you stay? 
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
ACIM Workbook Lesson 213 Insights
“I am not a body. I am free. I am still as God created me.”
“All things are lessons God would have me learn.”
It seems most of the lessons we learn in life are learned from pain. Our lessons teach us what we don’t want to do in order to avoid pain more than what to do to experience happiness. With this as our history, the statement, “All things are lessons God would have me learn” can easily carry the connotation that God’s lessons are painful. But this interpretation is simply our own projection of the past. God’s lessons are miracles that free us from our self-taught lessons of pain. God would have us learn lessons that lead us out of pain.
Yet the ego whispers and sometimes proclaims loudly that God’s lessons require sacrifice. The ego would want us to believe we must give up what is valuable if we are to learn of God. From the ego’s perspective, this is correct, because what the ego values is really nothing, meaningless.
If we are to experience what is truly meaningful — the Love of God — we do have to give up our investment in the empty promises of specialness offered by the ego. But we give up nothing in order to gain everything. This the ego does not tell us because when we give up the desire for specialness, we give up the ego. Without our investment in the values of the ego, it has no power, no substance. The ego’s only “control” over us comes from our attachment to the ego’s teachings.
We are not asked to give up this attachment in one gut wrenching battle in which all we think is important is ripped from our clutching hands. Rather, every moment is offered, gently and lovingly, as a lesson from God in which we learn to see what is valueless and what has true value. This is the miracle, the transformed perception.
When we recognize what is valueless, there is no sense of loss in laying it down. It is done with happy laughter, for we already see the joyous alternative God has offered in its place. Today I resign as my own teacher. I choose to learn God’s lessons that I may be free to live in His Love and peace.
Humbly serving all with their beauty
flowers say more to us about God than anything else. 
Each one brings a message that the Heavenly Father is right here. 
Paramahansa Yogananda

Humbly serving all with their beauty flowers say more to
us about God than anything else. 
Each one brings a message that the Heavenly Father is right here. 
Paramahansa Yogananda
Ron Richey
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815

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