From the BlogMeet Ron


Eye Opener (1950)
We as alcoholics are so used to getting by with a minimum of effort on our part that we sometimes fail to appreciate that only those things earned have any real lasting value.
  We allowed our families to cover up for us and support us, we panhandled, we were experts in the game of something for nothing.
  Nothing free is worth having. AA has no initiation fees or dues, but it also costs a lot if you want to get a lot. You can procure a two-bit brand of AA, but we don’t guarantee it will work.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
“Human beings live the way they _choose_, but not the way they
_want_. A vast difference lies between the two. We _choose_ from
our acquired beliefs, habits and taste. We select this friend or
that viewpoint because they harmonize with our preconceived notions,
usually false, of the best way to get along. Regardless of how often
they lead us straight into grief, we don’t see them as the cunning
traitors they are. So we continue to stumble in our sleep.”
 The Power of your Supermind, Chap. 5, p. 66
Twenty Four Hours A Day APRIL 26
Thought for the Day
The A.A. program is one of submission, release, and action. When were drinking, we’re submitting to a power greater than ourselves, liquor. Our own wills are no use against the power of liquor. One drink and we’re sunk. in A.A. we stop submitting to the power of liquor. Instead, we submit to a Power, also greater than ourselves, which we call God. Have I submitted myself to that Higher Power?
Meditation for the Day
Ceaseless activity is not God’s plan for your life. Times of withdrawal for renewed strength are always necessary. Wait for the faintest tremor of fear and stop all work, everything, and rest before God until you are strong again. Deal in the same way with all tired feelings. Then you need rest of body and renewal of spirit force. Saint Paul said: “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” This does not mean that you are to do all things and then rely on God to find strength. it means that you are to do the things you believe God wants you to do and only then can you rely on His supply of power.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that God’s spirit may be my master always. I pray that I may learn how to rest and listen, as well as how to work.
An attitude of gratitude is most salutary, 
and bespeaks the realization that we are now in heaven. 
The science of Mind page 497 
 BB We Agnostics, p.55  
Actually we were fooling ourselves, for deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God.
This drunkenness began in some other tavern.
When I get back around to that place,
I’ll be completely sober.
ACIM Workbook Lesson 116 Insights
Review: “God’s Will for me is perfect happiness.”
and “I share God’s Will for happiness for me.”
  There is an aspect in my mind that seems to be on constant alert, looking for ways to sabotage my happiness. I call it the judge. The judge has a template of rules that define how circumstances should be, how events should occur, what people should say and do, and what I should say and do. It measures everything against this template. If anything does not measure up to this template, which is certain to happen, the gavel comes down and the verdict is guilty. Most of the time guilt seems to be assigned to others. The judge says it is acting on my behalf for my best interests. It’s just trying to keep things in control so that I can be happy.
  What it doesn’t say is that it has conflicting rules and so it is never possible to achieve perfect happiness based on its rules. There will always be some violation, some cause for guilt. If ever I doubt its rules, it righteously points out that these rules are there for my protection. Without them I am defenseless, according to the judge. I would become a pawn to all the other forces that are out there trying to control me. It is quick to judge and always ignores the real evidence. It seems to operate under the principle, “Don’t confuse me with the facts.”
In all our harmonious relations we must remember that it is God who is playing hide-and-seek from behind the living hearts.
Paramahansa Yogananda


This drunkenness began in some other tavern.
When I get back around to that place,
I’ll be completely sober.

Ron Richey
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815

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