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JAN.12,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.12,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
 DAILIES     
 
Eye Opener (1950)
If the price we paid when we took a drink was the only price we had to pay, it would not be too expensive. It was the terrible price we had to pay after the drinks that really put the screws on us. For $3.50, most any bartender will contract to deliver you ten drinks of whiskey, but the busted-up car that results can run the costs up to a first-class funeral.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
“Over the years as I have talked about these principles, I always
come back to one great conclusion: That one of the single greatest
problems that human beings have is the inability to see that very
fact that they say one thing and do another. They don’t see the
two at once. They’re both in separate compartments.
 
Once a person says,’I will be gentle with you,’ the man says to
the woman, ‘I’ll care for you,’ the woman says, ‘I’ll be considerate
of you,’ once they say that, it’s all in a little compartment and they
don’t see themselves when they do the exact opposite. Which is why
the breaking down of the walls of unconsciousness, of resistance, of
folly, the breaking down of the wall must happen so that we can see
that indeed we say one thing and then go out and do another.”
Practical Exercises For Inner Harmony – Part 4
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
January 12,2017
ACCEPTING OUR PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES
Our very first problem is to accept our present circumstances as they are, ourselves as we are, and the people about us as they are. This is to adopt a realistic humility without which no genuine advance can even begin. Again and again, we shall need to return to that unflattering point of departure. This is an exercise in acceptance that we can profitably practice every day of our lives.
Provided we strenuously avoid turning these realistic surveys of the facts of life into unrealistic alibis for apathy or defeatism, they can be the sure foundation upon which increased emotional health and therefore spiritual progress can be built.
— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 44

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 We set the power in motion; 
the Law produces the effect. 
We plant the seed and the law produces at the plant.
 The Science of Mind page 322 
 
When I have a feeling, 
I lean into it and look at the idea behind the feeling.
Ala-non member


At my first meeting I thought my boyfriend 
told them all about me. I got mad and walked out.
Anonymous

Try another way of looking. 
Try you looking and the whole universe seeing. 
~Rumi

A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Lesson 12
I am upset because I see a meaningless world.
The importance of this idea lies in the fact that it contains a correction for a major perceptual distortion. You think that what upsets you is a frightening world, or a sad world, or a violent world, or an insane world. All these attributes are given it by you. The world is meaningless in itself.
 
These exercises are done with eyes open. Look around you, this time quite slowly. Try to pace yourself so that the slow shifting of your glance from one thing to another involves a fairly constant time interval. Do not allow the time of the shift to become markedly longer or shorter, but try, instead, to keep a measured, even tempo throughout. What you see does not matter. You teach yourself this as you give whatever your glance rests on equal attention and equal time. This is a beginning step in learning to give them all equal value.
 
As you look about you, say to yourself:
 
I think I see a fearful world, a dangerous world, a hostile world, 
a sad world, a wicked world, a crazy world,
 
To continue please click on site below.I will be
doing just the first two paragraphs of the daily.
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 In the spiritual life one becomes just like a little
child-without resentment, without attachment, full of life and joy.
 Paramahansa Yogananda
 
“How sweet is mortal Sovranty!”—think some:
 Others—”How blest the Paradise to come!” 
Ah, take the Cash in hand and waive the Rest;
 Oh, the brave Music of a distant Drum!” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St. #701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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