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Eye Opener (1950)
Do you want to be happy?
Then go buy that strange kid on the corner a bag of candy. 
It may help cause his teeth to decay, 
but what’s a tooth between two glad hearts?
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 

“See once and for all that human affairs can improve only when
minds awaken from psychic hypnosis.”
Vernon Howard 1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle, # 9
December 13,2016
Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.
Thinking of others has never come easily to me. Even when I try to work the A.A. program, I’m prone to thinking, “How do I feel today. Am I happy, joyous and free?”
The program tells me that my thoughts must reach out to those around me: “Would that newcomer welcome someone to talk to?” “That person looks a little unhappy today, maybe I could cheer him up.” It is only when I forget my problems, and reach out to contribute something to others that I can begin to attain the serenity and God-consciousness I seek.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Paradise is always where love dwells. 
Jean Paul Richter
If the  gift of life is already made, 
then our part must be to accept, 
receive, believe in and use it.
Ernest Holmes This Thing Called Life 
Pain is something that comes and goes,
 suffering is something we hold on to.
Ala-non member
It is the beginning of the end of isolation from our fellows and from God.
12&12 Step Eight, p.82 
Don’t knock on any random door like a beggar. Reach your long hand out to another door, beyond where you go on the street, the street where everyone says, “How are you?” and no one says How aren’t you?
ACIM Workbook Lesson 345 Insights
“I offer only miracles today,
For I would have them be returned to me.”
Holy Spirit, I open my mind to You today to receive a healing correction in my perception. My body’s eyes deceive me. They show me the opposite of the truth. I need Your correction to my perception that I might have my thoughts transformed.
You give me the miracle of truth. You remind me that separation could never be real. You help me see beyond illusions to the eternal truth of Love. You help me rise above the battleground. You help me see the battle as merely a false story, a story that comes from belief in separation. You help me see past the story to the truth of our oneness in Love.
Holy Spirit, I would receive these miracles today. I would receive Your peace that I may extend Your peace. I would receive Your Love that I may extend Your Love. What I receive I would give.
Today my practice is to open to Your healing perceptions so that I may give the miracles I receive.
The miracle is the effect of true forgiveness. With true forgiveness, I no longer see my brother as separate and different from me. I see instead the Love that is the One Self we share. With true forgiveness I see the innocence, the face of Christ in my brother.
Since everything I see in this world is a projection from my mind, when I see innocence in my brother, I am recognizing it in myself. I receive the gift of Christ vision, reflected back to me.
Today I would not let little irritations and disturbances linger in my mind. I would take them quickly to my inner Teacher, Who will help me see past the meaningless form that I have misperceived and see instead the wholeness and holiness that is the extension of my Self.
I dedicate this day to being vigilant for peace and taking all interference’s to the Holy Spirit to be shined away. I will open my mind to the Holy Spirit’s Light and thus will I be able to offer miracles and have those miracles returned to me.
This lesson offers peace to all seeking hearts and today I accept that peace. I accept the Light that has come to lead me back to my Father. I ask Jesus and the Holy Spirit to show me which miracles to give today and I am open to experience the miracles in the form which I need, which is possibly in a form I least expect.
Holy Spirit, I offer You my willingness today to be guided by You, so that I might rest and in that rest I will experience my Father’s gifts to me. Amen
© 2003, Pathways of Light.
There is happiness in the divine soul- temple within you. 
There is goodness there; and loyalty, hope, courage, peace, and joy. 
All these qualities you can garner in your temple within you by remembering only the good. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 
“What shall I do, today? Visit the pub?
Sit down in a garden with a book? A bird
flies past. Where is it headed? It’s out of
sight already. The drunkenness of a bird in the
burning azure. The melancholy of a man
in the cool shadow of a mosque.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat de Omar Khayyam
Ron Richey
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