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JAN.17,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.17,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
Columbus is the only man on record who didn’t know
where he was going when he set sail, 
didn’t know where he was when he got there, 
and didn’t know where he had been when he got back –
and still escaped the reputation of being an alcoholic.
 
If AA paid no further dividends than to get us out of that
haphazard, confused and disordered way of living,
it would be enough.
 
Now we at least know which end is up.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
 
“It’s very strange. Anyone who lives on the hostile side of life
thinks and acts as if he’s living on the friendly side, and if he
ever catches a glimpse of the friendly side, he thinks it’s the
hostile side. People have it exactly backward. If you’ll think
of past talks, you’ll see how many times that vital point has
been brought to your attention.
 
People say one thing about themselves and live the exact opposite.
They say to themselves that they have a purposeful existence, a
place to go, but the fact of their life is that they are going
nowhere that is new.
 
So we have a lot of healing work to do here tonight to straighten
everything out, so I’m going to ask you to not know who you are
while listening to this talk. Now that’s mysterious to you. I know
that, but I want you to begin and continue for the rest of your life
to not know who you are because only then will you know who you are.”
from a talk given 8/19/1988
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
January 17,2017
HAPPINESS COMES QUIETLY
“The trouble with us alcoholics was this: We demanded that the world give us happiness and peace of mind in just the particular order we wanted to get it-by the alcohol route. And we weren’t successful. But when we take time to find out some of the spiritual laws, and familiarize ourselves with them, and put them into practice, then we do get happiness and peace of mind. . . . There seem to be some rules that we have to follow, but happiness and peace of mind are always here, open and free to anyone.”
— DR. BOB AND THE GOOD OLDTIMERS, p. 308
The simplicity of the A.A. program teaches me that happiness isn’t something I can “demand.” It comes upon me quietly, while I serve others. In offering my hand to the newcomer or to someone who has relapsed, I find that my own sobriety has been recharged with indescribable gratitude and happiness.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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No matter how long this room may have been darkened, 
the entrance of light instantly illuminates it. 
The science of Mind page 468
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The feeling that I am a mistake instead of 
feeling that I made a mistake.
Ala-non member


“He ask me if I would not rather be
happy than right and I said
‘I would be happy to be right.’ ”
anon

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. 
~Rumi


A COURSE IN MIRACLES

Lesson 17
I see no neutral things.
This idea is another step in the direction of identifying cause and effect as it really operates in the world. You see no neutral things because you have no neutral thoughts. It is always the thought that comes first, despite the temptation to believe that it is the other way around. This is not the way the world thinks, but you must learn that it is the way you think. If it were not so, perception would have no cause, and would itself be the cause of reality. In view of its highly variable nature, this is hardly likely.
 
In applying today’s idea, say to yourself, with eyes open:
 
I see no neutral things because I have no neutral thoughts.
 
Then look about you, resting your glance on each thing you note long enough to say:
 
I do not see a neutral ___, because my thoughts about ___ are not neutral.
 
For example, you might say:
To continue please click on site below.I will be doing
just the first two paragraphs of the daily.
http://acim.org/Lessons/lesson.html?lesson=17

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When the undulating waves of consciousness are stilled by yoga,
the savage beholds in the inner calm the omnipresent Eternal Tranquility.
 Paramahansa Yogananda

“We are in truth but pieces on this chess board of life,
which in the end we leave,
only to drop one by one into the grave of nothingness.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
38 56A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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