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Eye Opener (1950)
You can eat yourself to death as quickly as you can drink yourself to death. Working unreasonable overtime will bring on extreme fatigue that you may think “necessitates” a stimulant.
Too much zeal is fanaticism and Twelve Stepping without due regard to your own welfare can land you in trouble up to your neck.
Easy does it.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE

“In great dreams and fantasies human beings think about and
seek power in their lives. Now why do we go around in the first
place, looking for power, command, authority?
That should be obvious enough – because we don’t have it,
because there is something woefully, dreadfully lacking in
our daily contacts with ourselves and with each other.

There is only weakness and dependency, looking around for someone
who will take the lead for you, who will make the decision for
you – have I not described you already, of course. And so human
beings develop their own mythical forms of power in the forms of
social organizations and pressure groups, the power of money, the
power of having lots of friends. But the artificial,
being artificial can only produce artificial results.
And so the search for self-command, the search for right,
true authority in this world
eludes us.

Now I want you to know something very interesting, I want you to
know that your wish for command of your own life – not of other
people – your wish for power, your wish to be competent, to be able
to handle things rightly, I want you to know that it is right and
natural, that is a good thing to happen.

But you search in the wrong place. You’re so imitative, when you
feel weak or defeated, you look out and you see someone winning
fame, you see someone winning the headlines, you see someone win-
ning all that money, that person with a title, that person with
a uniform, and you say, ‘Ah, that must be where it is, that is what
I must have.’ You’re not going to find it there. No human being has
ever found right power by looking in the wrong place.”
Practical Self Guides
Twenty Four Hours A Day APRIL 18,2016
Thought for the Day
As I look back over my drinking career, have I learned that you take out of life what you put into it? When I put drinking into my life, did I take out a lot of bad things? Hospitals with the D.T.’s? Jails for drunken driving? Loss of job? Loss of home and family? When I put drinking into my life, was almost everything I took out bad?
Meditation for the Day
I should strive for a friendliness and helpfulness that will affect all who come near to me. I should try to see something to love in them. I should welcome them, bestow little courtesies and understandings on them, and help them if they ask for help. I must send no one away without a word of cheer, a feeling that I really care about them. God may have put the impulse in some despairing one’s mind to come to me. I must not fail God by repulsing that person. They may not want to communicate with me unless they are sure of a warm welcome.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may warmly welcome all who come to me for help. I pray that I may make them feel that I really care.
If it is God’s pleasure to give us the
kingdom and it should be a privilege
to accept the gift.
The Science of Mind page 405

“We never apologize to anyone for depending upon our Creator. We can
laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness.
Paradoxically, it is the way of strength. The verdict of the ages is
that faith means courage. All men of faith have courage. They trust
their God. We never apologize for God. Instead we let Him
demonstrate, through us, what He can do. We ask Him to remove our
fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be. At once,
we commence to outgrow fear.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, pg. 68~
My spirit saw how dull and down I was and came and sat laughing on my bed. Holding my brow, “Sweetheart, I can’t bear to see you like this!”
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)

ACIM Workbook Lesson 109 Insights
“I rest in God.”
This lesson helps me remember What and Where I am in truth. Telling myself consistently, “I rest in God,” helps me step back just enough to look at life’s seeming occurrences a different way. I am so grateful for the peace and stillness of God. I am so grateful to let my mind be still a while. It is so nurturing and filled with peace.
I especially like paragraphs 8 and 9, where Jesus talks about calling all our brothers to rest with us. “Open the temple doors and let them come from far across the world, and near as well; your distant brothers and your closest friends; bid them all enter here and rest with you.”
In this world, resting seems very unproductive. Jesus shows me here how truly helpful my willingness to join with all my brothers in rest is to both myself and the whole Sonship. He tells me, “We give to those unborn and those passed by, to every Thought of God and to the Mind in which these Thoughts were born and where they rest. And we remind them of their resting place each time we tell ourselves, “I rest in God.”
May the taper of my devotion for
Thee burn forever on the altar of my memory.
Paramahansa Yogananda
My spirit saw how dull and down I was and came and sat laughing on my bed. Holding my brow, “Sweetheart, I can’t bear to see you like this!”
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)

Ron Richey
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