From the BlogMeet Ron


Eye Opener (1950)
Don’t kid yourself, pal. You want to drink, but you can’t.
You never can. Admit it. Accept it – then forget it.
You can get sobriety – so get it, keep it and like it.
It’s as simple as that.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“A truly strong person does not need the approval
 of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.”
January 5,2017
He cannot picture life without alcohol. Some day he will be unable to imagine life either with alcohol or without it. Then he will know loneliness such as few do. He will be at the jumping-off place. He will wish for the end.
Only an alcoholic can understand the exact meaning of a statement like this one. The double standard that held me captive as an active alcoholic also filled me with terror and confusion: “If I don’t get a drink I’m going to die,” competed with “If I continue drinking it’s going to kill me.” Both compulsive thoughts pushed me ever closer to the bottom. That bottom produced a total acceptance of my alcoholism—with no reservations whatsoever—and one that was absolutely essential for my recovery. It was a dilemma unlike anything I had ever faced, but as I found out later on, a necessary one if I was to succeed in this program.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.


The great mystics have all agreed that man’
s life is his to do with as he chooses,
but that when he turns to the One,
he will always receive inspiration from on high. 
The Science of Mind page 333 
There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Ala-non member

On my daughter’s graduation night I couldn’t 
wait to get out of there. All I could think of was
 getting another drink.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. 
Don’t go back to sleep. 

It is not death that a man should fear, 
but he should fear never beginning to live.
Marcus Aurelius

Lesson 5
I am never upset for the reason I think.
This idea, like the preceding one, can be used with any person, situation or event you think is causing you pain. Apply it specifically to whatever you believe is the cause of your upset, using the description of the feeling in whatever term seems accurate to you. The upset may seem to be fear, worry, depression, anxiety, anger, hatred, jealousy or any number of forms, all of which will be perceived as different. This is not true. However, until you learn that form does not matter, each form becomes a proper subject for the exercises for the day. Applying the same idea to each of them separately is the first step in ultimately recognizing they are all the same.
When using the idea for today for a specific perceived cause of an upset in any form, use both the name of the form in which you see the upset, and the cause which you ascribe to it. For example:
I am not angry at ___ for the reason I think.
I am not afraid of ___ for the reason I think.
To continue please click on site below.I will be doing just the first two paragraphs of the daily.

 Calmness is the throne of God.
 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, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Ron Richey
38 56A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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