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JAN.6,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
In all ages, men have been bound to each other by the ties of kinship, nationality, mutual attraction and by common ideals and aims. Nowhere, however, is that bond of kinship so strong as among those who share a common danger.
 
We in AA have a common enemy in Alcohol. It is a constant threat to our happiness, our prosperity, our health and our very lives.
 
Here lies the reason behind that feeling of “belonging” when you enter the halls of a strange group. Here are your kind of people, fighting your battle against your enemy.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
 
“We need not fight our unwanted habits. As we will see in later
pages, a frontal assault only increases their power. We need only
sail in natural waters.”
Psycho-Pictography, p. 78
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
January 6,2017
THE VICTORY OF SURRENDER
We perceive that only through utter defeat are we able to take our first steps toward liberation and strength. Our admissions of personal powerlessness finally turn out to be firm bedrock upon which happy and purposeful lives may be built.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 21
When alcohol influenced every facet of my life, when bottles became the symbol of all my self indulgence and permissiveness, when I came to realize that, by myself, I could do nothing to overcome the power of alcohol, I realized I had no recourse except surrender. In surrender I found victory—victory over my selfish self-indulgence, victory over my stubborn resistance to life as it was given to me. When I stopped fighting anybody or anything, I started on the path to sobriety, serenity and peace.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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The mind is everything. What we think we become. 
Buddha 
Man’s world of Affairs is the results of his self contemplation. 
Science of Mind page 322 
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Anger can be constructive in telling me that 
someone else is stepping on some boundaries 
that I need to enforce.
Ala-non member

Before I had to be pathetic or panoramic. 
My soul today craves inspiration.
Anonymous
There is a fountain inside you. 
Don’t walk around with an empty bucket. 
~Rumi
If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
Marcus Aurelius

 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Lesson 6
I am upset because I see something that is not there.
The exercises with this idea are very similar to the preceding ones. Again, it is necessary to name both the form of upset (anger, fear, worry, depression and so on) and the perceived source very specifically for any application of the idea. For example:
 
I am angry at ____ because I see something that is not there.
I am worried about ____ because I see something that is not there.
 
Today’s idea is useful for application to anything that seems to upset you, and can profitably be used throughout the day for that purpose. However, the three or four practice periods which are required should be preceded by a minute or so of mind searching, as before, and the application of the idea to each upsetting thought uncovered in the search.
 
Again, if you resist applying the idea to some upsetting thoughts more than to others, remind yourself of the two cautions stated in the previous lesson:
 
There are no small upsets. They are all equally disturbing to my peace of mind.
 
And:
I cannot keep this form of upset and let the others go. For the purposes of these exercises, then, I will regard them all as the same.
 
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=6

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Talk to God every second of your life…. 
He who is playing hide- and-seek in the beauty of the flowers,
 in souls, in the other passions, in dreams, shall come forth.
Paramahansa Yogananda

“My coming brought no profit to the sky,
Nor does my going swell its glory;
My two ears have never heard anyone that could say,
Why I came here and why I will go away.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
38 56A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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