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JAN.18,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.18,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
 Eye Opener (1950)
Man has taken the raw materials of Nature and created works of such beauty and power as to be second only to Nature itself, yet only an insignificant few have contributed materially in this work.
 
For the most part, man crawls through life on a plane but slightly higher than brute creation. The train of progress has a thousand deadheads for every paying passenger.
 
We are no longer bums but passengers on the train of progress who have not only paid our fare but are willing to get out and push when the going gets tough.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
“The need to impress others causes half the world’s woes.”
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DAILY REFLECTIONS

January 18,2017
WOULD A DRINK HELP?
By going back in our own drinking histories, we could show that years before we realized it we were out of control, that our drinking even then was no mere habit, that it was indeed the beginning of a fatal progression.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 23
When I was still drinking, I couldn’t respond to any of life’s situations the way other, more healthy, people could. The smallest incident triggered a state of mind that believed I had to have a drink to numb my feelings. But the numbing did not improve the situation, so I sought further escape in the bottle. Today I must be aware of my alcoholism. I cannot afford to believe that I have gained control of my drinking — or again I will think I have gained control of my life. Such a feeling of control is fatal to my recovery.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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The young become the old and Mysteries do unfold, 
cause that’s the way of time. 
Nothing and no one goes unchanged. 
Lyrics by Bernard Eghner 
Anything you can dream of is not too great to undertake. 
The science of Mind page 288 
Affirmation: 
The wisdom of the universe runs through me.
 I use it continuously. 



“I can only love myself as much as I believe I am lovable.”
Ala-non member

“I was only as virtuous as the
next opportunity.”
anon

It is not in passive feeling, but in action, the good and evil of the
rational animal formed for society consists: As neither does the virtue or
vice of it consist in passive-feeling, but in action.
Marcus Aurelius
 


If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.
 ~Rumi


A COURSE IN MIRACLES

Lesson 18
I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing.
The idea for today is another step in learning that the thoughts which give rise to what you see are never neutral or unimportant. It also emphasizes the idea that minds are joined, which will be given increasing stress later on.
 
Today’s idea does not refer to what you see as much as to how you see it. Therefore, the exercises for today emphasize this aspect of your perception. The three or four practice periods which are recommended should be done as follows:
 
Look about you, selecting subjects for the application of the idea for today as randomly as possible, and keeping your eyes on each one long enough to say:
 
I am not alone in experiencing the effects of how I see _________.
Conclude each practice period by repeating the more general statement:

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=18

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 There is one link, one life eternal, which unites 
everything in the universe -animate and 
inanimate-one wave of life flowing through everything.
Paramahansa Yogananda

“O ignorant world that brutishly denies
Free speech unto the exquisitely wise!” 
― Omar Khayyám, The Rubaiyat:
 “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
38 56A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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