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Eye Opener (1950)
Real reforms are in people, not in movements. All the laws and demands of church, state and family could not make us change our drinking habits. But the day eventually came when we wanted to change and then, and then only, was the change possible. Prohibition legislation was only a challenge to us and we drank the more because they said we could not. We were determined to show those So-and-So’s they couldn’t stop us.
Only when we, ourselves, wanted to do something about it was any real reformation possible.

Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   
“Man is in a very strange and very painful condition, contra-
diction, in which he wants desperately to remain as he is and
with equal desperation wants to change what he is. Caught right
in the middle of two powerful desires. This is his life, this is
her life, this is the pain and the confusion and the doubts and
the uncertainty and the shaking of their lives.
Now, wouldn’t you think that a person caught in this condition,
in this dreadful inner conflict, wouldn’t you think that he would
ask himself, ‘Is there an explanation? I see what’s going on inside
of me, how I can’t get along with other people, not for very long
anyway. And I see how I want certain things, I want success and I
want to be approved, I want to be accepted.’ And he sees all these
pains inside himself – wouldn’t you think he would ask, ‘Is there an
answer, is there an explanation to it?'”
Cross the Bridge to a New Land  DVD # 14, talk 2
Twenty Four Hours A Day MAY 10,2016
Thought for the Day
One thing that keeps me sober is a feeling of loyalty to the other members of the group. I know I’d be letting them down if I ever took a drink. When I was drinking, I wasn’t loyal to anybody. I should have been loyal to my family, but I wasn’t. I let them down by my drinking. When I came into A.A., I found a group of people who were not only helping each other to stay sober, but who were loyal to each other by staying sober themselves. Am I loyal to my group? 
Meditation for the Day
Calmness is constructive of good. Agitation is destructive of good. I should not rush into action. I should first “be still and know that He is God.” Then I should act only as God directs me through my conscience. Only trust, perfect trust in God, can keep me calm when all around me are agitated. Calmness is trust in action. I should seek all things that can help me to cultivate calmness. To attain material things, the world learns to attain speed. To attain spiritual things, I have to learn to attain a state of calm.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may learn how to have inner peace. I pray that I may be calm, so that God can work through me.
 The world of Multiplicity does not contradict the world of unity, for the many  live in the one.
 The science of Mind page 69 

From “The Family Afterward”
“A body badly burned by alcohol does not often recover overnight 
nor do twisted thinking and depression vanish in a twinkling. 
We are convinced that a spiritual mode of living is a most powerful health restorative. 
We, who have recovered from serious drinking, are miracles of mental health.  Hardly one of our crowd now shows any mark of dissipation.
“But this does not mean that we disregard human health measures. 
God has abundantly supplied this world with fine doctors, psychologists, 
and practitioners of various kinds.
 Do not hesitate to take your health problems to such persons.”
2001 AAWS, Inc., Fourth Edition; Alcoholics Anonymous, pg. 133

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. 

ACIM Workbook Lesson 130 Insights
“It is impossible to see two worlds.”
  To the ego It is frightening to be told that there is nothing of value in this world. When we identify with the ego thought system this brings up feelings of despair, depression, anguish and loss of all hope. The ego responds with the idea, “If there is nothing of value in this world, why go on living?” It may even offer a typically insane solution by suggesting to just end it all by killing the body.
  Since it is impossible to see two worlds, the ego’s reaction to the idea that this world has no value is inevitable. The ego cannot see the real world, where all true value lies. Having made only the valueless, the ego’s only hope is to give value to empty forms so that they might seem real. The ego defends these empty forms because they are the basis of its existence. They all represent the core idea that separation and differences are real. Without this, the ego ceases to exist.
A worthwhile desire is like a divine steed which…
will lead you toward the kingdom of God. 
Paramahansa Yogananda

Stop acting so small.
You are the universe in ecstatic motion. 


Ron Richey
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Honolulu, Hi 96815

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