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Eye Opener (1950)
No pleasures of our drinking days even compensated for those horrible nights of wakeful tossing. The interminable pacing the floor; those night sweats; the endless hours when we couldn’t sleep and at the same time dreaded falling asleep. The hours that seemed to stretch into eternity as we lay in bed with remorse as a bedfellow. Then the Hell of the goof-balls that made our nights better and our days worse.
The physical pain we might have endured for many more years,
but the anguish of the heart and soul was unendurable.

Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“You have a right to live your own life, and also have the
responsibility for making it a harmless life.”
Cosmic Command, # 851
January 3,2017
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.
It is no coincidence that the very first Step mentions powerlessness: An admission of personal powerlessness over alcohol is a cornerstone of the foundation of recovery. I’ve learned that I do not have the power and control I once thought I had. I am powerless over what people think about me. I am powerless over having just missed the bus. I am powerless over how other people work (or don’t work) the Steps. But I’ve also learned I am not powerless over some things. I am not powerless over my attitudes. I am not powerless over negativity. I am not powerless over assuming responsibility for my own recovery. I have the power to exert a positive influence on myself, my loved ones, and the world in which I live.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.


 The responsibility of setting the law in motion is ours,
but the responsibility for making it work is inherent in its own nature. 
The science of mind page 305 

 I want to be able to respond, not react.
Ala-non member

I sat in the back, the athletes sit in the back, 
not up front where the Smart Ones are.

Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. 
Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.

Lesson 3
I do not understand anything I see in this room
[on this street, from this window, in this place].
Apply this idea in the same way as the previous ones, without making distinctions of any kind. Whatever you see becomes a proper subject for applying the idea. Be sure that you do not question the suitability of anything for application of the idea. These are not exercises in judgment. Anything is suitable if you see it. Some of the things you see may have emotionally charged meaning for you. Try to lay such feelings aside, and merely use these things exactly as you would anything else.
The point of the exercises is to help you clear your mind of all past associations, to see things exactly as they appear to you now, and to realize how little you really understand about them. It is therefore essential that you keep a perfectly open mind, unhampered by judgment, in selecting the things to which the idea for the day is to be applied. For this purpose one thing is like another; equally suitable and therefore equally useful.

To continue please click on site below.I will be doing just the first two paragraphs of the daily.


Whether one acts quickly or slowly, 
in solitude or in the busy marts of men, 
his center should be peaceful, poised.
Paramahansa Yogananda
“And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky,
Whereunder crawling coop’t we live and die,
Lift not thy hands to it for help — for It
Rolls impotently on as Thou or I.”
― Omar Khayyám
Ron Richey
38 56A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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