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NOV.21,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.21,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
“STRANGE MAN 
 Lose confidence in human ways and you win confidence
in higher actions. Do this by seeing contradictions in others that
they never see in themselves. For example, a weak and indecisive
man can always tell you exactly what you should do. A woman talks
too much because she does not know what to say. An abnormal mind
thinks a normal mind is strange. Man is like a nervous photographer
who blames his blurred pictures on a moving mountain. It is better
to be intelligent.”
 Expose Human Sharks 100 Ways, # 64
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
November 21, 2016
A CLASSIC PRAYER
Lord, make me a channel for thy peace—that where there is hatred, I may bring love—that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness—that where there is discord, I may bring harmony—that where there is error, I may bring truth—that where there is doubt, I may bring faith—that where there is despair, I may bring hope—that where there are shadows, I may bring light—that where there is sadness, I may bring joy. Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted—to understand, than to be understood—to love, than to be loved. For it is by self-forgetting that one finds. It is by forgiving that one is forgiven. It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life. Amen.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 99
No matter where I am in my spiritual growth, the St. Francis prayer helps me improve my conscious contact with the God of my understanding. I think that one of the great advantages of my faith in God is that I do not understand Him, or Her, or It. It may be that my relationship with my Higher Power is so fruitful that I do not have to understand. All that I am certain of is that if I work the Eleventh Step regularly, as best I can, I will continue to improve my conscious contact, I will know His will for me, and I will have the power to carry it out.
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Moments of perception can build into a lifetime of spiritual serenity, as I 
have excellent reason to know. Roots of reality, supplanting the neurotic 
underbrush, will hold fast despite the high winds of the forces which would 
destroy us, or which we would use to destroy ourselves.
— Bill W.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that 
has made all the difference.
— Robert Frost 
May pride stay out of my way, now that I’ve found a road to follow. May I 
avoid that destructive cycle of pride — the ego that balloons up out of all 
proportion and then deflates with a fizzle. May I learn the value of 
“backing down.”
— A Day at a time
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
“You’re not good. You’re not bad. You’re nothing. That nothing is
everything. Now you have enough to think about for a week.”
 A Treasury of Trueness, # 695
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 We live in mind and it can return to
us only what we think into it.
 The science of Mind page 301 
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If these poems repeat themselves, 
then so does Spring. 
~Rumi

 
Lesson 224
God is my Father, and He loves His Son.
My true Identity is so secure, so lofty, sinless, glorious and great, wholly beneficent and free from guilt, that Heaven looks to It to give it light. It lights the world as well. It is the gift my Father gave to me; the one as well I give the world. There is no gift but this that can be either given or received. This is reality, and only this. This is illusion’s end. It is the truth.
 
My Name, O Father, still is known to You. I have forgotten It, and do not know where I am going, who I am, or what it is I do. Remind me, Father, now, for I am weary of the world I see. Reveal what You would have me see instead.
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 Just as dew helps the flowers to grow, 
so inner and outer sweetness fosters
 the growth of friendship.
Paramahansa Yogananda

“Know yourself as a snowdrift on the sand Heaped
 for two days, or three, then thawed and gone.
 (c.1050-c.1123)” ― Omar Khayyám
 
 
“Use your knowledge always for the benefit of others; 
so may war cease on the face of this beautiful earth…”
 Bahá’u’lláh
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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