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NOV.22,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.22,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
 Eye Opener (1950)
 
Love is as necessary to a human being as sunshine is to a plant. Without it, the soul of man withers, shrivels and dies. Fortunate is the man who has love given to him, but even more fortunate is he who earns it. The only way to earn love is to love. Thou shalt love thy God with all thy heart and thy neighbor as thyself.
    He who hoards love shall lose it, but he who scatters love about him as he moves through life finds that it takes root and surrounds him on
 every side.
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Quite as important was the discovery that spiritual principles would solve all my problems. 
 — Fred’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 42
The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber. 
 — William Mather Lewis 
We should seek first not material things but spiritual things. The material things will come to us as we honestly work for them. Many people seek the material things first and think they can then grow into knowledge of the spiritual realm. We cannot serve God and Mammon at the same time. Until we have honesty, purity, unselfishness, and love, quantities of material things are of little real use to us. 
 — Look To This Day

 

 
November 22, 2016
ONLY TWO SINS
. . . there are only two sins; the first is to interfere with the growth of another human being, and the second is to interfere with one’s own growth.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 542 (Third Edition)
Happiness is such an elusive state. How often do my “prayers” for others involve “hidden” prayers for my own agenda? How often is my search for happiness a boulder in the path of growth for another, or even myself? Seeking growth through humility and acceptance brings things that appear to be anything but good, wholesome and vital. Yet in looking back, I can see that pain, struggles and setbacks have all contributed eventually to serenity through growth in the program.
I ask my Higher Power to help me not cause another’s lack of growth today—or my own
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
Learn to see things as they really are, not as we imagine they are.
It is a true miracle when a man finally sees himself as his only opposition.
Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.
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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

…the cypress tree is turning green, drunk with the forest.
~Rumi
 
Lesson 225
God is my Father, and His Son loves Him.
Father, I must return Your Love for me, for giving and receiving are the same, and You have given all Your Love to me. I must return it, for I want it mine in full awareness, blazing in my mind and keeping it within its kindly light, inviolate, beloved, with fear behind and only peace ahead. How still the way Your loving Son is led along to You!
 
Brother, we find that stillness now. The way is open. Now we follow it in peace together. You have reached your hand to me, and I will never leave you. We are one, and it is but this oneness that we seek, as we accomplish these few final steps which end a journey that was not begun.
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Keep the undercurrent of happiness,
the secret river of joy, flowing beneath
the sands of your various thoughts 
and the rocky soil of your hard trials. 
Paramahansa Yogananda


So I be written in the Book of Love.
 I do not care about that Book Above.
 Erase my name, or write it as you will. 
So I be written in the Book of Love.
Omar Khayyam
 
“It is good to laugh. Laughter is spiritual relaxation.”
 Bahá’u’lláh
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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