From the BlogMeet Ron


Eye Opener (1950)
George Washington is often credited with being America’s first millionaire, yet few people are aware of this fact. He left a heritage so much richer politically, economically and historically that his own personal wealth is forgotten.
His personal wealth has long since been dissipated, but the opportunities in this country he helped establish will continue as long as men’s lives are motivated by the same unselfish devotion to mankind that he exemplified, both in public and private life.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
“The world wobbles dizzily because it is populated by men and
women who can’t bear their own burdens. It is possible to know
how to bear your burdens, but most do not. So, having not learned
the secret of life, they have to do wrong things with the pressure
of their weight, the weight of themselves upon themselves, which
is based in ignorance of spiritual principles. Not having relief,
not having the answer, they have to do the wrong thing with their
pain, which is to do ridiculous things in an attempt to avoid the
pains of it, to try to put it off onto someone else, to pretend
it’s not there.
And I want to tell you before we go any further that only tough
stuff is going to do it, tough talk, the blunt facts. And I want
to give you one of them right now, and you’re going to have a
reaction to it. And if you use the reaction rightly, that is,
just noticing it pass through you, you will have far more than
you had before your heartache.
I said that nobody can bear his own burdens so he tries to get
someone else to do it for him, which cannot be done. You have
to learn how to bear your own, and the learning to bear your own
burdens really finally means that you don’t have any burdens left
to bear, because something higher than you has taken them off your
back with your permission.”
from a talk given 5/28/1988


January 15,2016
With few exceptions our members find that they have tapped an unsuspected inner resource which they presently identify with their own conception of a Power greater than themselves.
From my first days in A.A., as I struggled for sobriety, I found hope in these words from our founders. I often pondered the phrase: “they have tapped an unsuspected inner resource.” How, I asked myself, can I find the Power within myself, since I am so powerless? In time, as the founders promised, it came to me: I have always had the choice between goodness and evil, between unselfishness and selfishness, between serenity and fear. That Power greater than myself is an original gift that I did not recognize until I achieved daily sobriety through living A.A.’s Twelve Steps.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

The will of God is always toward that
 which expresses life and happiness. 
The science of mind page 161

Control is only an illusion.
Ala-non member

My dad was always at the first person in my life,
he taught me how to drive at 11 years old.

Beneath every scar there is a sun.
Rune Lazuli 

If you want to be more alive, 
love is the truest health. 
~Rumi, as interpreted by Coleman Barks

Lesson 15
 My thoughts are images I have made
It is because the thoughts you think you think appear as images that you do not recognize them as nothing. You think you think them, and so you think you see them. This is how your “seeing” was made. This is the function you have given your body’s eyes. It is not seeing. It is image making. It takes the place of seeing, replacing vision with illusions.
This introductory idea to the process of image making that you call seeing will not have much meaning for you. You will begin to understand it when you have seen little edges of light around the same familiar objects which you see now. That is the beginning of real vision. You can be certain that real vision will come quickly when this has occurred.
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God mutely, in a tableau of colors and form, 
enacts the drama of his beauty- dream of love.
Paramahansa Yogananda

“Drunk am I with love and awe;
‘Twas ever thus with veritable seers–
Too drunk with joy to tell us what they saw.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Ron Richey
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