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Eye Opener (1950)
Centuries ago a man learned to ignite wood artificially. 
No one in the world today knows his name,
but all modern inventions are directly or indirectly traceable to his act.
What his name is doesn’t matter, 
but every skyscraper in the world is his monument. 
His name perished as all names are apt to do, 
but his almost juvenile act of starting fire by friction
will live as long as civilization does.
A single word you utter might kindle a fire 
that would burn through the ages.
 Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)
“When you walk into a room from now on say, ‘I don’t want to hurt
a single person in this room in the slightest way possible.'”
 A Treasury of Trueness, # 173
February 12,2017
Selfishness — self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles.
How amazing the revelation that the world, and everyone in it, can get along just fine with or without me. What a relief to know that people, places and things will be perfectly okay without my control and direction. And how wordlessly wonderful to come to believe that a power greater than me exists separate and apart from myself. I believe that the feeling of separation I experience between me and God will one day vanish. In the meantime, faith must serve as the pathway to the center of my life.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
It is necessary that we release all thoughts-as well 
as things-that clutter up our lives. 
The Science of Mind page 232 

Say what you mean, mean what you say, 
but don’t be mean when you say it.
Ala-non member

After six days in rehab I said ,
“holy s***, I am an alcoholic!” 


My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. 
My heart is expanding a thousand fold.
 ~Rumi translated by Shahram Shiva


ACIM Workbook Lesson 43 Insights
“God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him.”
The Course makes it clear that God is Love and nothing else. In the introduction to the Text, it says that only Love is real. Thus, nothing else exists. Since only Love is real, Love is one. There can be no other. It helps me to rephrase this lesson by saying, “Love is my Source. I cannot see apart from Love.” To me a key word in this lesson is “apart.” If only Love is real, there is nothing apart from Love. And since Love is my Source, there is nothing apart from me. If I see anything that is not part of me, then I am not seeing it truly. I cannot see apart from Love because nothing is apart.
This lesson is helping me open my mind first to recognize that the seeing I have called seeing is not really seeing anything. When I look at something through the body’s eyes and believe it, rarely do I perceive it as part of me. Second, this lesson is helping me to remember to open to receive Holy Spirit’s meaning. Holy Spirit’s meaning will show me my unity with all that is. That is what will prepare me for knowledge.
My habitual way of seeing or perceiving involves at the very least, labeling and categorizing. That shape I’m looking at is a table. Hidden beneath that label are all kinds of meanings based on my history with tables. Maybe I associate it with security, a place I could hide under when I was a child. Maybe it reminds me of anger, because of arguments that occurred around the table when I was growing up. Maybe it carries the meaning of warmth and affection because of memories of happy family moments around the table, a birthday party for example.
All this I bring unconsciously to all the forms I look upon when I attempt to see without the Holy Spirit’s guidance. This is not seeing clearly. Its really seeing only the past. So when I remind myself that I cannot see apart from Love, it reminds me not to rely on my own perception and interpretation. It reminds me to step back and let the Holy Spirit give His meaning to it. With His help, I will see Love and only Love, everywhere, all the time. Here I will find peace.
I feel my ego being confused and resistant to today’s idea. This lesson is saying the ego is not my source. God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him. My ego shows me nothing but its capriciousness, its pain, its anxiety, its depression, etc., etc., etc. I am truly blessed to have Holy Spirit as my Guide as He takes my hand and leads me to God, to joy, to comfort, to Love and peace. God is the Source and I follow. I cannot see joy apart from Him.
The source of anything is its essence. This means God is my Essence. This means I cannot see apart from my Essence. God only extends Itself. This means what is real about me is a part of God and what is real about everything is a part of God. If I am seeing something other than God, I am not seeing. I am hallucinating something that is not real. Because there is no duality, there is no ‘outside,’ there is no ‘other,’ there is nothing ‘different’ from God or Love. This means that all that is real is Love. This is my mind healing training today. To take this in, to soak in it, to receive it and give it. God is the essence of All. There is no seeing apart from this Essence of Love. Thank goodness only this is true.
© 2003, Pathways of Light.

God is the mirror of silence in which all 
creation is reflected. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 
“Waste not your Hour, nor in the vain pursuit 
Of This and That endeavor and dispute; 
Better be merry with the fruitful Grape 
Than sadden after none, or bitter, fruit.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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