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MAY 5, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
Loneliness drives more people to the Gin Mill than almost any other single factor – perhaps even the compulsion to drink.
 
In the old days when our society was objectionable to all our old friends, we would from sheer boredom go to the bar just to talk to someone. Anyone’s conversation was preferable to our thoughts. The drink was frequently an incidental.
 
Boredom is still one of our worst enemies.
If you have an AA club, there is always
some guy you can try to help.
Regardless of your effect on him,
the experience is bound to help you and
will relieve you of your blues.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   
 
“As false thrills fade before self-insight, 
new and true inspirations take their place.”
1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle, # 297
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Twenty Four Hours A Day May 5,2016
Thought for the Day
I had to show off and boast so that people would think I amounted to something, when, of course, both they and I knew that I really didn’t amount to anything. I didn’t fool anybody. Although I’ve been sober for quite a while, the old habit of building myself up is still with me. I still have a tendency to think too well of myself and to pretend to be more than I really am. Am I always in danger of becoming conceited just because I’m sober? 
Meditation for the Day
I cannot ascertain the spiritual with my intellect. I can only do it by my own faith and spiritual faculties. I must think of God more with my heart than with my head. I can breathe in God’s very spirit in the life around me. I can keep my eyes turned toward the good things in the world. I am shut up in a box of space and time, but I can open a window in that box by faith. I can empty my mind of all the limitations of material things. I can sense the Eternal. 
Prayer for the Day
I pray that whatever is good I may have. I pray that I may leave to God the choice of what good will come to me.
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  Someday we should learn to lay our burdens on the altar of Love,
 that they may be consumed by the fire of faith in the Living Spirit.
The science of Mind page 335


If we take time daily to experience physical stillness
and to direct our attention inside, we can begin to find the peace,
love, will and wisdom that exist as our essence.
— John Robson
“Only when one is connected to one’s own core
is one connected to others…
And, for me, the core, the inner spring,
can best be refound through solitude.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Never lose hope, my heart,
 Miracles dwell in The Invisible.
Rumi 
 
 


ACIM Workbook Lesson 125 Insights

“In quiet I receive God’s Word today.”
   Healing comes to the quiet mind. Attitudes are changed. Circumstances are seen in a new way. It is like the black and white picture where if you look at it one way, you see two faces looking at each other. If you look at it in a new way, you see one vase.
   Through the quiet mind, the world is seen anew. The quiet mind sees through the thin veneer of separate bodies. The mind that is quiet is brought to God’s peace. The conflict brought about by ego’s thinking is laid aside and dissolves into the the nothingness it is. The quiet mind sees clearly.
    Here there is rest. Here there is God’s peace. What was once perceived as complicated and difficult now is seen as simple as the fear is dissolved and the Love that was always there shines forth. All false ideas fall away and the truth comes forth as Love’s simplicity is seen. Here there is rest. Here is the eternal truth. Here is the soul’s deepest nourishment, what we all long for in our heart of hearts.
TO CONTINUE:
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Peace, like a globe of fire, expands and fills my omniprence.
 Paramahansa Yogananda
 
 
Never lose hope, my heart,
 Miracles dwell in The Invisible.
Rumi 

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