From the BlogMeet Ron



Eye Opener (1950)
You cannot sell a man a bill of goods without selling yourself.
This is the experience of all those who speak at meetings or
attempt to carry the message to other alcoholics.
Whether your talks help the other guy or not, you may never know.
But your efforts have not been in vain for you will have undoubtedly
helped yourself in the attempt.
November 28,2016
Through many painful experiences, we think we have arrived at what that policy ought to be. It is the opposite in many ways of usual promotional practice. We found that we had to rely upon the principle of attraction rather than of promotion.
While I was drinking I reacted with anger, self-pity and defiance against anyone who wanted to change me. All I wanted then was to be accepted by another human simply as I was and, curiously, that is what I found in A.A. I became the custodian of this concept of attraction, which is the principle of our Fellowship’s public relations. It is by attraction that I can best reach the alcoholic who still suffers.
I thank God for having given me the attraction of a well-planned and established program of Steps and Traditions. Through humility and the support of my fellow sober members, I have been able to practice the A.A. way of life through attraction, not promotion.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which is God.
BB We Agnostics, p.46  

Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“We begin to awaken from the nightmare the moment we refuse to
continue to call it a lovely dream.”
1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle, # 170
One child, one book, and one pen can change the world.
 Malala yousafzai 
The parable of the Prodigal Son constitutes one of 
the greatest spiritual lessons in the history of religious education.
 It is an attempt, on the part of the Great Teacher,
 to show that God turns to us as we turn to It.It (is) that there is a reciprocal action between the universal and the individual mind;  that the spirit is ready to help us turn to it
The science of Mind page 460 
I choose to continue to learn and be joyfully engaged in my life. 
I bless all with whom I interact knowing that every interaction is Divinely inspired. 

When I remember your love,
 I weep, and when I hear people talking of you,
 something in my chest,
 where nothing much happens now,
 moves as in sleep. 
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)

Lesson 231
Father, I will but to remember You.
What can I seek for, Father, but Your Love? Perhaps I think I seek for something else; a something I have called by many names. Yet is Your Love the only thing I seek, or ever sought. For there is nothing else that I could ever really want to find. Let me remember You. What else could I desire but the truth about myself?
This is your will, my brother. And you share this will with me, and with the One as well Who is our Father. To remember Him is Heaven. This we seek. And only this is what it will be given us to find.
 Come into the silence of solitude,
and in the vibration there I will talk to you with the voice of God, 
and you will know that the invisible has become 
visible and the Unreal has become real.
Paramahansa Yogananda

And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky,
Whereunder crawling coop’t we live and die,
Lift not thy hands to *It* for help—for It
Rolls impotently on as Thou or I.

The first duty prescribed by God for His servants is the recognition of Him Who is the Dayspring of His Revelation and the Fountain of His laws, Who representeth the Godhead in both the Kingdom of His Cause and the world of creation.
(The Kitáb-i-Aqdas)

Ron Richey
3856A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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