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We of A.A. now find ourselves in a world characterized by destructive fears as never before in history. But in it we nevertheless see great areas of faith and tremendous aspirations toward justice and brotherhood. Yet no prophet can presume to say whether the world outcome will be blazing destruction or the beginning, under God’s intention, of the brightest era yet known to mankind . . . We A.A.’s can say that we do not fear the world outcome, whichever course it may take. This is because we have been enabled to deeply feel and say, “We shall fear no evil – Thy will, not ours, be done.”
Bill W., January 1962 
c. 1988AAGrapevine, The Language of the Heart, p. 268 
Let us always love the best in others – and never fear their worst
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“There is something that you do not realize and by the end of this
talk, I want you to have made a start into realizing this major
vital fact – something is being done against you of which you have
no awareness.
You do not know the forces, the enemies, that are working in the
dark to make you as shaky and uncertain as you are. The enemies
exist for that very purpose, to be your enemy, to prevent you from
escaping them and finding what you can find during your journey
here on earth, which is universal truth.
The enemy that is harming you without your knowledge or permission
is both inside you and outside you. The enemy outside is able to
operate so effectively because you have not become acquainted with
the enemy inside. And let me tell you this, even if you caught a
fairly small glimpse of what has been hurting you, been done against
you in the past and what is doing it presently, this is an extremely
important point for you to understand because it will arouse right
feeling, right reactions.”
from a talk given 3/1/1989
In the years before the publication of the book, “Alcoholics Anonymous,” we had no name. . . . By a narrow majority the verdict was for naming our book “The Way Out.” . . . One of our early lone members . . . found exactly twelve books already titled “The Way Out.”. . . So “Alcoholics Anonymous” became first choice. That’s how we got a name for our book of experience, a name for our movement and, as we are now beginning to see, a tradition of the greatest spiritual import.
Beginning with Bill’s momentous decision in Akron to make a telephone call rather than a visit to the hotel bar, how often has a Higher Power made itself felt at crucial moments in our history! The eventual importance that the principle of anonymity would acquire was but dimly perceived, if at all, in those early days. There seems to have been an element of chance even in the choice of a name for our Fellowship.
God is no stranger to anonymity and often appears in human affairs in the guises of “luck,” “chance,” or “coincidence.” If anonymity, somewhat fortuitously, became the spiritual basis for all of our Traditions, perhaps God was acting anonymously on our behalf.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
“To believe in a just law of cause and effect, 
carrying with it a punishment or a reward, 
is to believe in righteousness.”
Ernest Holmes

I opened the big book and it said willingness is the key.

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Helen Keller

Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that
ACIM Workbook Lesson 335 Insights
“I choose to see my brother’s sinlessness.”
Seeing my brother sinless is the same as seeing my brother without guilt and without blame. When I look at the world with the Holy Spirit, I see that every brother, no matter what insane dream he is dreaming, is still as God created him. He is still innocent, holy and eternally an extension of God’s Love.
Dreams are just mistaken ideas. They may look very complex and very diverse, but in truth one dream is the same as any other dream — they are all equally untrue. They never really happened. All dreams come from mistaken ideas that could never be true. Insanity is just insanity and is not a sin. And hate and vengeance are just reflections of insanity.
The whole world is just a reflection of insanity. Every single part of the dream of separation is equally untrue. That is why there is no order of difficulty in miracles. If it is Love, it is true. If it is anything else, it is untrue. The only thing to do is to let go of the untrue.
Love is one. Love is eternal. Love is sinless. Behind every story of separation lies the sinless Love that every brother truly is. Today, “I choose to see my brother’s sinlessness.” Today I choose to remember the truth. Today I choose to remember our oneness in God.
Perception is a choice. Everything I see is a perception. Therefore, everything I see is a choice. It doesn’t seem that I choose to see pain, disease and death. But if I believe separation is real, that is exactly what I am choosing to see. Death is just one of many symbols of separation. Some of the ego’s symbols of separation are quite obvious. Certainly when we perceive that when someone has died we feel separated from that person. We can no longer see them or touch them or hear their voice.
But clothes, for example, can be equally a symbol of separation. Clothes are often used to represent status. We talk about blue collar and white collar workers. Thus we use clothes as a symbol of separation, a way to distinguish one from another. The list of forms in this world used to represent separation is endless. In fact if it is form, it must be representing separation. Form can only be recognized by what makes it different from its surroundings.
In the old Star Trek series when somebody was being transported out of the space ship, you would see the form gradually become less and less distinct until the transporting was complete and what was left was light. As we can learn to let the perception of the body soften and look beyond it to the holy Light of God that is the Son of God, we will be less and less influenced by what bodies and forms seem to do. More and more we will know the peace that comes from recognizing the changeless, eternal Love that is all that is real.
Forgiveness works like the transporter. As we let the Holy Spirit teach us to distinguish the real from the unreal and to help us let go of the unreal, bodies and what they do will have less and less meaning to us. More and more we see past the form to the sinless Love that is all there really is to see. More and more we will see that innocence and recognize our oneness with it. Our peace will become undisturbed because what is one with us brings no conflict. Today I choose to see my brother’s sinlessness so that I may remember the peace of God.
These types of lessons from the Course have always been the most challenging for me. It’s usually easy and I don’t have a problem seeing the sinlessness and innocence in the people whom I love, but I have a real hard time with people who I perceive have hurt me or who irritate me or aren’t living the way I think they should be.
But today if I can, just for a split second, keep from making judgment on people in the multitude of symbols or forms I see them as… black or white, blue collar or white collar, educated or uneducated, etc., etc.; I believe that in that split second, I meet with the Holy Spirit at the altar, even though I may still not recognize my brother as he truly is.
The Altar, right now, is unfamiliar to me and sometimes even makes me uncomfortable because of the fact that I feel I’m on alien ground, but by practicing these lessons, my world is beginning to turn right side up and seeing my brother as different from me is beginning to make me uncomfortable.
Today I am willing to make no judgment on my brother; I am willing to accept the idea that these situations with the people I have that I perceive as difficult are opportunities for me to ask for guidance and meet the Holy Spirit at the Altar.
Thank you. You expressed, very well, a lot of the stuff that I’m going through as I try to learn to see differently. Like you, I am trying to turn my world right side up by looking past the forms and meeting my brothers without judgment. It seems like it is too much for me to do by myself. Thank you God, that I don’t have to do it alone.
© 2003, Pathways of Light.
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for it is beyond your reach! control the present!
 Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise…” 
Paramahansa Yogananda
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Rick Blaine
 The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon
Samuel Spade
 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
 The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep
Philip Marlowe
 1956 The Harder They Fall 
Eddie Willis
 1955 The Desperate Hours 
Glenn Griffin
 1955 The Left Hand of God 
James ‘Jim’ Carmody
 1955 We’re No Angels 
 1955 Producers’ Showcase (TV Series) 
Duke Mantee
– The Petrified Forest (1955) … Duke Mantee
 1954 The Barefoot Contessa 
Harry Dawes
 1954 Sabrina 
Linus Larrabee
 1954 The Caine Mutiny 
Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg
 1953 Beat the Devil 
Billy Dannreuther
 1953 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) 
Babyface Bogart
– Humphrey Bogart Show (1953) … Babyface Bogart
 1953 Battle Circus 
Maj. Jed Webbe
 1952 Deadline – U.S.A. 
Ed Hutcheson
 1951 The African Queen 
Charlie Allnutt
 1951 Sirocco 
Harry Smith
 1951 The Enforcer 
Dist. Atty. Martin Ferguson
 1950 In a Lonely Place 
Dixon Steele
 1950 Chain Lightning 
Lt. Col. Matthew “Matt” Brennan
 1949 Tokyo Joe 
Joseph ‘Joe’ Barrett
 1949 Knock on Any Door 
Andrew Morton
 1948 Key Largo 
Frank McCloud
 1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 
 1947 Always Together 
Humphrey Bogart (uncredited)
 1947 Dark Passage 
Vincent Parry
 1947 The Two Mrs. Carrolls 
Geoffrey Carroll
 1947 Dead Reckoning 
Capt. ‘Rip’ Murdock
 1946 Never Say Goodbye 
Phil’s Bogart Impression (voice, uncredited)
 1946 The Big Sleep 
Philip Marlowe
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee 
Humphrey Bogart (uncredited)
 1945 Hollywood Victory Caravan (Short) 
Humphrey Bogart
 1945 Conflict 
Richard Mason
 1944 I Am an American (Short) 
Humphrey Bogart (uncredited)
 1944 To Have and Have Not 
Harry Morgan
 1944 Passage to Marseille 
Jean Matrac
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars 
Humphrey Bogart
 1943/I Sahara 
Sgt. Joe Gunn
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic 
Lt. Joe Rossi
 1942 Casablanca 
Rick Blaine
 1942 Across the Pacific 
Rick Leland
 1942 The Big Shot 
Joseph ‘Duke’ Berne
 1942 All Through the Night 
‘Gloves’ Donahue
 1941 The Maltese Falcon 
Samuel Spade
 1941 The Wagons Roll at Night 
Nick Coster
 1941 High Sierra 
Roy Earle
 1940 They Drive by Night 
Paul Fabrini
 1940 Brother Orchid 
Jack Buck
 1940 It All Came True 
Grasselli / Chips Maguire
 1940 Virginia City 
John Murrell
 1939 Invisible Stripes 
Chuck Martin
 1939 The Return of Doctor X 
Marshall Quesne
 1939 The Roaring Twenties 
George Hally
 1939 Dark Victory 
Michael O’Leary
 1939 You Can’t Get Away with Murder 
Frank Wilson
 1939 The Oklahoma Kid 
Whip McCord
 1939 King of the Underworld 
Joe Gurney
 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Short) 
Humphrey Bogart (uncredited)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces 
James Frazier
 1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse 
‘Rocks’ Valentine
 1938 Racket Busters 
 1938 Men Are Such Fools 
Harry Galleon
 1938 Crime School 
Mark Braden
 1938 Swing Your Lady 
 1937 Stand-In 
 1937 Dead End 
‘Baby Face’ Martin
 1937 Kid Galahad 
Turkey Morgan
 1937 San Quentin 
Joe ‘Red’ Kennedy
 1937 Marked Woman 
David Graham
 1937 The Great O’Malley 
John Phillips
 1937 Black Legion 
Frank Taylor
 1936 Isle of Fury 
Val Stevens
 1936 China Clipper 
Hap Stuart
 1936 Two Against the World 
Sherry Scott
 1936 Bullets or Ballots 
‘Bugs’ Fenner
 1936 The Petrified Forest 
Duke Mantee
 1934 Midnight 
Gar Boni
 1932 Three on a Match 
 1932 Big City Blues 
Shep Adkins (uncredited)
 1932 Love Affair 
Jim Leonard
 1931 A Holy Terror 
Steve Nash
 1931 Women of All Nations 
Stone (scenes deleted)
 1931 The Bad Sister 
Valentine Corliss
 1931 Body and Soul 
Jim Watson
 1930 A Devil with Women 
Tom Standish
 1930 Up the River 
Steve Jordan
 1930 Broadway’s Like That (Short) 
Ruth’s Fiance
 1928 The Dancing Town (Short) 
Man in Doorway at Dance
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