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Eye Opener (1950)
The cry of the single word “Help” will bring more people to your rescue than a long and eloquent oration of your needs. If the God of your understanding is a personal God, one who has all Godly attributes in infinite quantities, then He knows your needs before your sluggish human intelligence is capable of realizing them. The secret of prayer is not long or frequent appeals in Biblical phraseology but an humble, contrite heart, a hope that expects its plea to be heard. A recognition of the Infinite Love that we acknowledge will do all those things which He, in His wisdom, knows are best for us.
Many an A.A., once agnostic or atheistic,
tells us that it was during this stage of 
Step Five that he first actually felt the presence of God.
2&12 Step Five, p.62  
November 13,2016
We ask especially for freedom from self-will, and are careful to make no requests for ourselves only. We may ask for ourselves, however, if others will be helped. We are careful never to pray for our own selfish ends.
As an active alcoholic, I allowed selfishness to run rampant in my life. I was so attached to my drinking and other selfish habits that people and moral principles came second. Now, when I pray for the good of others rather than my “own selfish ends,” I practice a discipline in letting go of selfish attachments, caring for my fellows and preparing for the day when I will be required to let go of all earthly attachments.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“Why would any human being, man or woman, young or old, any place
on earth, why would anyone ever be hateful, violent, bad, sad?
Why would anyone, why would you be in a depressed state of any kind?
I’ll tell you why. Because you haven’t as yet understood that you
have no need for it.
Now listen, I am telling you about the way you live, the way you
live today. It’s imperative for you to listen and grasp what I’m
telling you. Because already in the first two minutes of this talk
there is something in you that is pushing away what you’ve heard
and what could save you from yourself.
Your acquired untrue nature is screaming at you right now while
I’m talking to you right now and it is telling you that there is
a need for you to be sad and bad. And if you are ever evil in any
way again from this moment on, it means that you are listening to
the wrong voice.
You’re hearing a true voice right now. You’re hearing a voice that
will expose the false voice and tell you how you can recognize it
and tell you that there is no need for that at all any more.”
Contact the Source of Permanent Power
Nothing Divine dies. All good is eternally reproductive.
The beauty of nature reforms itself in the mind, 
not for Barren contemplation, but for New Creation.
More we could not ask, but could not be given then 
that which has been given from the foundations of the universe. 
The science of Mind page 471
 Nothing is our own. All is God’s because all is God.
Are you jealous of the ocean’s generosity? 
Why would you refuse to give this joy to anyone?
 Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups.
 They swim the huge fluid freedom.
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
Lesson 216
I am not a body. I am free. 
For I am still as God created me.
(196) It can be but myself I crucify.
All that I do I do unto myself. If I attack, I suffer.
But if I forgive, salvation will be given me.
I am not a body. I am free. 
For I am still as God created me.
You are pure, calm Spirit. 
It is time you remember who you are:
the blessed soul, a reflection of spirit.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Give me a flagon of red wine, a book of verses,
 a loaf of bread, and a little idleness.
 If with such store I might sit by thy dear 
side in some lonely place, I should deem
 myself happier than a king in his kingdom.
Omar Khayyam
“We know absence of light is darkness, but no one would assert darkness was not a fact. It exists even though it is only the absence of something else. So evil exists too, and we cannot close our eyes to it, even though it is a negative existence. We must seek to supplant it by good, and if we see an evil person is not influenceable by us, then we should shun his company for it is unhealthy.
” Bahá’u’lláh

Ron Richey
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Honolulu, Hi 96816

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