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Eye Opener (1950)
The reformed drunkard has simply corrected his former drinking abuses. With this single exception, he is the same man with the same defects of character that marked his life in his drinking day.
In contrast, the real AA has experienced a revolutionary moral change. He has put the operation of his life into the care and under the direction of the God of his understanding. Not only has he corrected his drinking abuses, but he has turned his entire life over to the care of Him who is the source of, and indeed is, Good.
‘Why do teachers decline to answer certain questions?’
“Often because the question has no reality in it. Hypnotized
human beings wrongly assume their questions are perfectly
logical and intelligent, never realizing that a faulty machine
can only give out faulty products. For instance, a man might
ask how to achieve worldly success. That is a wrong question.
If that man became king of the world he would still be a slave
to his own negative nature.’ “
There is a Way Out, p. 30
Twenty Four Hours A Day MAY 25, 2016
Thought for the Day 
In twelfth-step work, the third thing is conviction. The prospect must be convinced that he honestly wants to stop drinking. He must see and admit that his life is unmanageable. He must face the fact that he must do something about his drinking. He must be absolutely honest with himself and face himself as he really is. He must be convinced that he must give up drinking and he must see that his whole life depends on this conviction. Do I care enough about another alcoholic to help him reach this conviction?
Meditation for the Day 
There is no limit to what you can accomplish in helping others. Keep that thought always. Never relinquish any work or give up the thought of any accomplishment because it seems beyond your power. God will help you all in good work. Only give it up if you feel that it’s not God’s will for you. In helping others, think of the tiny seed under the dark, hard ground. There is no certainty that, when it has forced its way up to the surface, sunlight and warmth will greet it. Often a task seems beyond your power, but there is no limit to what you can accomplish with God’s help.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may never become discouraged in helping others. I pray that I may always rely on the power of God to help me.
 There is a Universal Mind Spirit, 
Intelligence that is the origin of everything: 
It is the first cause. It is God. 
The science of Mind page 35
“Abandon yourself to God as you understand God.
 Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows.
Clear away the wreckage of your past.
Give freely of what you find and join us.
We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit,
and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.” 
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, A Vision For You, pg. 164
Peaceful is the one who’s not concerned 
with having more or less.
Bound by name and fame,
 he is free from sorrow from
 the world and mostly from himself.


ACIM Workbook Lesson 143 Insights
Review: “My mind holds only what I think with God.” and
“In quiet I receive God’s Word today. All that I give is given to myself.”
God’s Word is Love. Its attributes are peace and joy. It makes sense that to receive God’s Word, I must be at peace. The maze of conflicting thoughts of the ego cannot conceive of the simple unity of Love. Learning to quiet my mind is an essential step in preparing myself to receive God’s Word. If I want the peace of God, I must welcome the peace of God.
    If I am attracted to the drama and conflict of the ego, I will not welcome God’s peace. As I learn to recognize that nothing in this world offers me anything I really want, my willingness to quiet my mind increases. Quieting my mind is a gift I give myself, for it is the gift of healing, of returning to my Self as I was created in Love.
Today I ask the Holy Spirit to help me see the meaninglessness and valuelessness of the ego’s drama’s. I seek to clear the way to a quiet mind and receive God’s Word of Love unchanged and unchangeable. With the Holy Spirit’s help I will see the Love in all my brothers. I will not be deceived by behaviors or circumstances in form. I will offer only the vision of Love to my brothers so that I might receive Love’s gifts.
    In another lesson, Jesus says “God is but Love and therefore so am I.” Because I am Love, my mind in reality can hold only Love. In the Text it says that Love means sharing all Love with all. This means that as I return to the awareness of the Love that I am, I also return to the awareness that as Love, I am eternally giving all Love to all. And because Love is one, I am receiving all Love from all.
   Because I have tried to make something different from God’s Love real, I experience something different from God’s Love. As I am willing to quiet my mind, I am learning to sink below the chatter of the differences I made up. Below the chatter there is peace, there is the quiet mind. There is God’s Word. There is Love. There is simplicity. There is one Self, where giving and receiving are the same. In this sacred place of quiet, nothing has changed from Love. Here is the eternal now, the holy instant, the changeless unity of Love. My mind holds only what I think with the Love that I am.
    Holy Spirit, lead me today, that I may be aware of the Love that is always present in all circumstances. Holy Spirit, help me remember that I can only receive Love and give Love in truth, because my mind holds only what I think with Love. Help me remember this today. Help me extend only Love. It is in this way that I will remember that I am only Love. Help me remember to rest in Love today. Help me to remember that only Love is real.
 If you need respite from inharmonies….
Go to some peaceful place and stay alone for a while,
listening to the soft sounds of nature and of God within. 
All the happiness you seek lies within you,
the image of God within you.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Peaceful is the one who’s not concerned 
with having more or less.
Bound by name and fame,
he is free from sorrow from
the world and mostly from himself.

Ron Richey
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815

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