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 Eye Opener (1950)
The man who has the greatest trouble in getting
 our program is frequently the man who is above
 the average in education. 
He tries to open the door to our philosophy of
 living with his Phi Beta Kappa key.
 It just won’t fit.
The man who enters our door convinced that 
all he knows hasn’t been enough to keep him out of difficulty,
 who is willing to unlearn all those things he knows that are not so and who,
 in humility, is willing to open his mind and heart to the simple
 wisdom of those who have succeeded where he has failed, is almost a sure bet.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“You’re not good. You’re not bad. You’re nothing. That nothing is
everything. Now you have enough to think about for a week.”
 A Treasury of Trueness, # 695
Twenty Four Hours A Day JUNE 22 2016
Thought for the Day 
If you have any doubt, just ask any of the older members of 
the A.A. group, and they will readily tell you that since they 
turned their lives over to the care of God as they understand 
Him, many of their problems have been banished into the 
forgotten yesterdays. When you allow yourself to be upset over 
one thing, you succeed only in opening the door to the coming 
of hundreds of other upsetting things. Am I allowing myself to 
be upset over little things? 
Meditation for the Day 
I would do well not to think of the Red Sea of difficulties 
that lies ahead. I am sure that when I come to that Red Sea, 
the waters will part and I will be given all the power I need 
to face and overcome many difficulties and meet what is in 
store for me with courage. I believe that I will pass through 
that Red Sea to the promised land, the land of the spirit where 
many souls meet in perfect comradeship. I believe that when 
that time comes, I will be freed of all the dross of material 
things and find peace. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may face the future with courage. I pray that I 
may be given strength to face both life and death fearlessly.
As much life as one can conceive will
become part of (one’s) experience. 
The science of mind page 260
But there is One who has all power — that One is God.
BB How It Works, p.59
Why should I stay at the bottom of a well
 when a strong rope is in my hand?
~Rumi, as interpreted by Jonathan Star
ACIM Workbook Lesson 172 Insights
“God is but Love, and therefore so am I.”
“In my defenselessness my safety lies.
I am among the ministers of God.”
My practice now is opening to the truth. The truth is that all is Love. My body’s eyes do not show me this. But I am quietly learning to look past the separate body to the one Love that is always there.
I am going through a daily mind retraining process. My ideas about individuality, vulnerability, time and space are being undone. I am learning that only the holy instant is eternally true. Only God, Which is Love, is true. The rest is a dream and it is false.
Only the Holy Spirit in my mind can show me the difference between what is real and what is unreal. This is an ongoing process. Each day I practice having a clean and open mind. I practice opening a space for the Holy Spirit. I practice letting the Light of the Holy Spirit heal my conflicted mind. I practice being open to receive the truth. I come back to remembering only God’s eternal changeless Love is real.
I may forget again and again, but now I know the path to freedom, and it is a return to joining with the Holy Spirit to have my false ideas be undone once again. That is all time is for. My practice of seeing my brothers as Love and nothing else is very important to me now. It strengthens my remembering. It strengthens my return to Love.
Only Love has ever been real at all. The rest is just silly illusions and mean nothing. Today I would rather be happy than right. Today I would practice stepping back and leaving space for the Holy Spirit so that my mind can be healed again of another false idea.
If I am to know my Self as Love, I have to give up the denial of Love. Defensiveness denies Love, for it sets me apart with the idea that I am separate from my brother. Defenselessness acknowledges the one Self I share with all my brothers. There is no need to defend against what is one with me. If I would know my Self, I cannot hold resentments against a brother. I cannot judge anyone as different from me. I cannot equate myself with a weak and vulnerable body, born to die. I cannot perceive myself as vulnerable to destructive outside forces. All these deny that I am Love as God is.
As I give up denial of my Self, I begin to feel It’s certainty, the peace that comes with knowing there is no ‘other’ to defend against, nothing outside me that can harm me in any way. I settle into a serene and deep inner peace. I open to the Light of Love that has always been What I am.
As I walk the world, holding this more strongly in my awareness, I am a minister of God. No preaching is necessary. I need only live in harmony with my Self. I then see past my brother’s illusions to the Love in him I share. I see his innocence reflects my own. I see the holiness in him comes from the one Self we are.
Today I practice bringing all disturbances to my peace of mind to the Holy Spirit for His gentle correction. Thus is my Self revealed to me. Defenses are laid down and I bring peace wherever I go. From Love I was created and to Love I return.

Wherever different minds meet in the spirit of fellowship, 
there we find a great harmony, peace, happiness, 
understanding, and cooperation in life’s activities.
 Paramahansa Yogananda 

“Yesterday This Day’s Madness did prepare; 
To-morrow’s Silence, Triumph, or Despair: 
Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why: 
Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.” 
― Omar Khayyám
Ron Richey
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Honolulu, Hi 96815

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