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Eye Opener (1950)
We are very apt to travel in the direction we are headed. 
Even the brightest of sunshiny days appears overcast
if we wear black glasses. If we enter a restaurant by the rear door, 
we will undoubtedly find garbage cans, smoked and grimy walls 
and hear the discord of pots and pans. If you enter by the front door, 
you will find cleanliness and order.
 Let us enter each new day by the front door.

Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
“When you are genuinely strong,
you neither attack nor defend and so retain your energy.”
Quote by Vernon Howard
January 11,2017
Only Step One, where we made the 100 percent admission we were powerless over alcohol, can be practiced with absolute perfection.
Long before I was able to obtain sobriety in A.A., I knew without a doubt that alcohol was killing me, yet even with this knowledge, I was unable to stop drinking. So, when faced with Step One, I found it easy to admit that I lacked the power to not drink. But was my life unmanageable? Never! Five months after coming into A.A., I was drinking again and wondered why.
Later on, back in A.A. and smarting from my wounds, I learned that Step One is the only Step that can be taken 100%. And that the only way to take it 100% is to take 100% of the Step. That was many twenty-four hours ago and I haven’t had to take Step One again.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
As nearly as the intelligence of the human
 race is able to judge, Spirit creates by contemplation. 
The Science of Mind page 84
Thanks, I love to hear stories like you, 
short and sweet.

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

Very little is needed to make a happy life; 
it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius
I am resisting the most enormous magnet there is. 

Lesson 11
My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.
This is the first idea we have had that is related to a major phase of the correction process; the reversal of the thinking of the world. It seems as if the world determines what you perceive. Today’s idea introduces the concept that your thoughts determine the world you see. Be glad indeed to practice the idea in its initial form, for in this idea is your release made sure. The key to forgiveness lies in it.
The practice periods for today’s idea are to be undertaken somewhat differently from the previous ones. Begin with your eyes closed, and repeat the idea slowly to yourself. Then open your eyes and look about, near and far, up and down, —anywhere. During the minute or so to be spent in using the idea merely repeat it to yourself, being sure to do so without haste, and with no sense of urgency or effort.
To do these exercises for maximum benefit, the eyes should move from one thing to another fairly rapidly, since they should not linger on anything in particular. The words, however, should be used in an unhurried, even leisurely fashion. The introduction to this idea, in particular, should be practiced as casually as possible. It contains the foundation for the peace, relaxation and freedom from worry that we are trying to achieve. On concluding the exercises, close your eyes and repeat the idea once more slowly to yourself.
Three practice periods today will probably be sufficient. However, if there is little or no uneasiness and an inclination to do more, as many as five may be undertaken. More than this is not recommended.
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the first two paragraphs of the daily.
 Establish your palace of peace on the Rock of Ages, 
the indestructible inner peace of God.
Paramahansa Yogananda

“The scent of wine rising
from my grave will be so strong
that it will intoxicate passers-by.
There will be such an atmosphere of serenity
that couples in love will find it impossible
to tear themselves away.” 
― Omar Khayyám,
Edward Fitzgerald’s The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Ron Richey
38 56A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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