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Eye Opener (1950)
Is revenge really sweet? Some louse has offended you, 
so you get even, thus offending him and becoming a louse yourself.
Do you really want revenge? Then do the guy a favor. 
It will hurt him deep down in his heart as nothing else can.
It will be a great source of satisfaction to your wounded pride, 
and it may be that you will be additionally rewarded by
 the acquisition of a friend.

Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“Higher consciousness has power to speak to and subdue
tormenting thoughts.”
Cosmic Command, # 542
Twenty Four Hours A Day AUGUST 6,2016
Thought for the Day 
Psychologists are turning to religion because just knowing 
about ourselves is not enough. We need the added dynamic of 
faith in a power outside of ourselves on which we can rely. 
Books on psychology and psychiatric treatments are not 
enough without the strength that comes from faith in God. 
And clergy and rabbis are turning to psychology because 
faith is an act of the mind and will. Religion must be 
presented in psychological terms to some extent in order 
to satisfy the modem person. Faith must be built largely 
on our own psychological experience. Have I taken what I 
need from both psychology and religion when I live the 
AA. way? 
Meditation for the Day 
Refilling with the spirit is something you need every day. 
For this refilling with the spirit, you need these times of 
quiet communion, away, alone, without noise, without 
activity. You need this dwelling apart, this shutting 
yourself away in the very secret place of your being, away 
alone with your Maker. From these times of communion you 
come forth with new power. This refilling is the best 
preparation for effective work. When you are spiritually 
filled, there is no work too hard for you. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may be daily refilled with the right spirit. 
I pray that I may be full of the joy of true living.
 We must be specific on what we do, 
while at the same time never outlined how it should be done.
Remember we are dealing with intelligence. 
The science of Mind page 301
His own character may still be gravely defective, but he somehow knows that God has enabled him to make a mighty beginning, and he senses that he stands at the edge of new mysteries, joys, and experiences of which he had never even dreamed.
12&12 Step Twelve, p.109 
Can you find another market like this? 
Where, with your one rose, you can buy 
hundreds of rose gardens? 


ACIM Workbook Lesson 217 Insights

 “I am not a body. I am free.
I am still as God created me.”
“It can be but my gratitude I earn.”
Gratitude and appreciation go hand in hand. If you appreciate something, you have gratitude for it. You will not have gratitude for something you do not appreciate. We truly recognize our brothers when we have full appreciation for them. To have this, we must see our brothers with the vision of Christ.
It is only the Love in our brothers to which our appreciation is due. And the Love in our brothers is the Love within us. As we learn to fully appreciate our brothers, we learn to appreciate the truth in ourselves. We learn to appreciate our unity with our Source and the gifts we receive from our Source.
This world was made because of lack of appreciation for God’s gifts. Lack of appreciation is rejection. Having rejected God’s gifts, we believe ourselves to be deprived. And so everyone who comes to this world is searching to fill the emptiness made by rejecting God’s gifts. As we learn to see the treasure house of Love in our brothers and fully appreciate it, we find what we have been looking for. We find our Self. Once again our hearts are filled with gratitude for the reality of Love has returned to our awareness.
Salvation is simply the release from the belief that it is possible to be without Love. Gratitude is inevitable as we learn to accept the Love we are.
Salvation comes through a willingness to let go of separation. The miracle, or true perception, is given to us by the Holy Spirit as we are willing to receive it. My true Self is always present in my mind, waiting to be recognized. It is my willingness to have an open mind and be open to a change in perception that brings me the experience of deep peace, Love and joy that my true Self has to offer.
My thanks are to the Self Who has the gifts to give. My thanks are also to my willingness to be open to receive these gifts. I must be open to the truth to receive the truth. As my willingness to open to the truth grows, my gratitude grows. I value the truth more and more as I am willing to open to it more and more. My focus now is on being willing to receive God’s gifts. God does the rest.
I left Pathways after my ordination with such gratitude. I am grateful for my fellow ministers who shared those incredible nine days with me. These women will forever be sisters of my heart. I feel gratitude toward my facilitators and Robert and Mary and will always love them.
I spent nearly the whole day at Chicago Midway Airport and watched an awesome display of kindness, calmness, courtesy, and helpfulness by employees coping with passengers who are frustrated with new security measures. I was inspired by, and grateful to these angels.
I was grateful to fellow passengers who helped pass those long hours waiting by sharing warm stories of travel and family. I am grateful to the hotel clerk and the waitress who served me supper and made me feel welcomed home.
I am grateful to Spirit Who is like a light dancing in my mind. The more gratitude I feel the more I am aware of Spirit’s presence. The more I say yes to Spirit and allow Him to guide me, the more accessible He seems. My gratitude fills me with joy. I am grateful to myself for this joy. It is but my gratitude I earn!
Happiness that is delightfully varied, 
though its essence is changeless,
 is the inner experience everyone is seeking.
 Paramahansa Yogananda

“Realize this: one day your soul
will depart from your body and you will
be drawn behind the curtain that floats between us
and the unknown. While you wait for that moment, be happy,
because you don’t know where you came from and
you don’t know where you will be going.” 
― Omar Khayyám, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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