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Eye Opener (1950)
When we emerge from under our tons of troubles, get back on our feet and begin to live like other folks again, we somehow feel that the world has become a better place and that when our troubles vanished, all troubles vanished and there were few, if any, left in the world.
The store of world troubles is as great now as ever – only different people are having them. If you have no troubles of your own, go out and find somebody else’s. They are not half so hard to carry, and your heart and soul need the exercise.
“Q: I don’t want to sound complaining, but why do I have so
many bad breaks?
A: What you call your bad breaks are not at all what you assume
they are. Your thinking must change. Having a negative response
to an event, you assume the negativity is in the event when it
is only in your negative response. But you don’t see this. By
breaking your habitual negativity, the same events could happen,
but would not be seen as bad breaks.”
The Power of your Supermind, Chap. 12, p. 159
Twenty Four Hours A Day AUGUST 3,2016
Thought for the Day 
We in A.A. must remember that we are offering something intangible. We are offering a psychological and spiritual program. We are not offering a medical program. If people need medical treatment, we call in a doctor. If they need a medical prescription, we let the doctor prescribe for them. if they need hospital treatment, we let the hospital take care of them. Our vital A.A. work begins when a person is physically able to receive it. Am I willing to leave medical care to the doctors?
Meditation for the Day 
Each moment of your day which you devote to this new way of life is a gift to God. The gift of the moments. Even when your desire to serve God is sincere, it is not an easy thing to give Him many of these moments: the daily things you had planned to do, given, up gladly so that you can perform a good service or say a kind word. If you can see Gods purpose in many situations, it will be easier to give Him many moments of your day. Every situation has two interpretations — your own and God’s. Try to handle each situation in the way you believe God would have it handled. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may make my day count somewhat for God. I pray that I may not spend it all selfishly.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“Remember, every individual who has found personal peace and 
happiness, has been through everything you may now be experiencing. He or she knows the barriers and the frustrations you face along the
way.He understands your concern over financial affairs; he knows
how fervently you wish you had not made that impulsive error; he
sees your secret sorrow. But this mystic-man knows something far
above all this. He knows it can come to an end.”
The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power, Chap. 4, p. 75
ACIM Workbook Lesson 214 Insights
“I am not a body. I am free. I am still as God created me.”
“I place the future in the Hands of God.”
Placing the future in the Hands of God is the same as placing my trust in God instead of the ego. It is giving my life to God and letting the Holy Spirit write the script instead of letting the script be written by the voice of fear and separation — the ego. This “life” of separation is a dream in truth. There is no past and there is no future. The ego thought system always wants to make time appear to be real. It does this by projecting a future that is based on the past.
The Holy Spirit, on the other hand, knows there is no past and there is no future. The Holy Spirit guides us all to extend Love now. The Holy Spirit knows of only wholeness or oneness, now and forever. Placing my future in the Hands of Love will bring me only the experience of Love, the experience of my true Self. Because only Love is real, the only thing I can experience in truth is Love.
If I want something else, I will experience something else, but that does not make the experience real. The only thing I ever choose between is Love and illusions. That which I desire, I will experience because of the power of my mind.
Today my practice is to open my mind to God, to Love, and God will do the rest. That is how I place the future in the Hands of God. What is my choice today? What I choose I will experience. To choose Love, I need only remember to open my mind to the awareness of Love’s Presence. I need but ask myself, “What is really the truth?” What I ask for I will receive.
Today I practice opening my mind to Love, to God. What could be a better choice? This is the choice for happiness. This is the choice for letting go of pain and vulnerability. This is the choice for true power and the choice to let go of belief in weakness. Today I place the future in the Hands of God.
The ego does not trust the future. It believes the future will repeat the past and the past has taught that nothing is reliable. Everything changes and will not last. Since the ego is the rejection of God, it definitely does not trust God. So the ego is always in a catch-22 situation. It does not want the past to be repeated, but it believes that the future will be like the past. Because the ego believes only in its own insane thought system, it cannot trust anything from outside that thought system. And so it seems to be trapped in an endless cycle of insanity.
Today we are given the means to step out of the cycle. We need only place the future in God’s Hands and the cycle of insanity is broken. Putting the future in God’s Hands takes a heavy burden off our minds. We no longer need to spend our time making plans to protect ourselves from a thousand different eventualities. We are free to experience the present fully. Without concern for the future, we no longer need to dwell on the past. Because the past is not here, when I stop dwelling on it, I no longer bring it with me, and so it is gone.
The present moment is clean and pure, free of the false images of the past. Now I am able to see Love and nothing else, because Love is all there is to see. When I place the future in God’s Hands, my step is light, my heart is filled with joy. Defenses are laid down and I embrace my brother, who is one with me.
Love is the divine power of attraction in creation that harmonizes, in ice, vines together… Those who live in tune with the attractive force of love achieve harmony with nature and their fellow beings.
 Paramahansa Yogananda 

“A book of verses underneath the bough
A flask of wine, a loaf of bread and thou
Beside me singing in the wilderness
And wilderness is paradise now.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Edward Fitzgerald’s The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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