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NOV.16,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.16,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

 
DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
To pity distress is a natural human characteristic, except in the case of the poor drunk. 
The hospitals want no part of him. He brought it on himself and, besides,
they need their beds for really sick people.
Many doctors won’t make a house call if they suspect the patient has been drinking and, when they do, their medication consists for the most part of something to knock him out and keep him quiet. People who spend hours raising funds for the tubercular and the cancerous call a cop when they see a drunk.
 
God knows the drunk and He also knows human nature, and so He invented AA.
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Perhaps more often than we think, we make no contact at depth with 
alcoholics who are suffering the dilemma of no faith.
 Certainly none are more sensitive to spiritual cocksureness, pride, and 
aggression than they are.  I’m sure this is something we too often forget.
 In A.A.’s first years, I all but ruined the whole undertaking with this 
sort of unconscious arrogance.  God as I understood Him had to be for 
everybody. Sometimes my aggression was subtle and sometimes it was 
crude. But either way it was damaging — perhaps fatally so — to numbers 
of nonbelievers.
 Of course this sort of thing isn’t confined to Twelfth Step work.  It is 
very apt to leak out into our relations with everybody.  Even now, I catch 
myself chanting that same old barrier-building refrain: “Do as I do, 
believe as I do — or else!”
— As Bill Sees It, page 146
There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some 
announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness 
and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, 
others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.  
— Johann Kaspar Lavater
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. 
— Dalai Lama
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
November 16,2016
A DAILY REPRIEVE
What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 85
Maintaining my spiritual condition is like working out every day, planning for the marathon, swimming laps, jogging. It’s staying in good shape spiritually, and that requires prayer and meditation. The single most important way for me to improve my conscious contact with a Higher Power is to pray and meditate. I am as powerless over alcohol as I am to turn back the waves of the sea; no human force had the power to overcome my alcoholism. Now I am able to breathe the air of joy, happiness and wisdom. I have the power to love and react to events around me with the eyes of a faith in things that are not readily apparent. My daily reprieve means that, no matter how difficult or painful things appear today, I can draw on the power of the program to stay liberated from my cunning, baffling and powerful illness.
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The young become the old and Mysteries do unfold, 
cause that’s the way of time. 
Nothing and no one goes unchanged. 
Lyrics by Bernard Eghner 
Anything you can dream of is not too great to undertake. 
The science of Mind page 288 
Affirmation: 
The wisdom of the universe runs through me.
 I use it continuously. 

 Carry the burden smilingly and cheerfully, 
because patience is the key to Victory.
 Rumi

A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Lesson 219
I am not a body. I am free. 
For I am still as God created me.
(199) I am not a body. I am free.
I am God’s Son. Be still, my mind, and think a moment
upon this. And then return to earth, without confusion 
as to what my Father loves forever as His Son.
 
I am not a body. I am free. 
For I am still as God created me.
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 Every effort you make to climb upward will be recognized by God.
Paramahansa Yogananda



If I don’t enjoy myself now, when shall I?
Omar Khayyam
 

 

“The intellect is good but until it has
become the servant of the heart, it is of little avail.” 
― Abdu’l-Bahá
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
808-734-5732
3856A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816
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