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OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 1,2016

DAILIES

Eye Opener (1950)

Jobs are as good or as bad as the mental attitude we have toward them. 
No man holds a job but what some other man is envious of him on its account, 
and every job has its good and bad points.

Too often we hear the excuse that the job was the cause of the drinking,
when most frequently it was the drinking that made the job obnoxious.

One man swinging a pick is digging a hole in the ground,
and his fellow workman beside him is doing his part in the erection of a Temple.

Maybe it’s not the job at fault; maybe it’s your attitude toward it.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE  

“What you have always wanted, also wants you.”
 Pathways to Perfect Living, p. 129
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Twenty Four Hours A Day APRIL 1,2016

Thought for the Day
Since I’ve been in A.A., have I made a start toward be- coming more honest? Do I no longer have to lie to my loved ones? Do I try to have meals on time, and do I try to earn what I make at work? Am I trying to be honest? Have I faced myself as I really am and have I admitted to myself that I’m no good by myself, but have to rely on God to help me do the right thing? Am I beginning to find out what it means to be alive and to face the world honestly and without fear?
Meditation for the Day
God is all around us. His spirit pervades the universe. And yet we often do not let His spirit in. We try to get along without His help and we make a mess of our lives. We can do nothing of any value without God’s help. All our human relationships depend on this. When we let God’s spirit rule our lives, we learn how to get along with others and how to help them.
Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may let God run my life. I pray that I will never again make a mess of my life through trying to run it myself.
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Since our spiritual understanding is not sufficient
 to enable us to mentally set bones, we call in a surgeon;
 since we cannot walk on the water, we take a boat.
 We can only go as far as our spiritual knowledge takes us.
The Science of Mind page 219

We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that 
we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery. The delusion 
that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed.
— Alcoholics Anonymous, page 30
My spirit saw how dull and down I was and
came and sat laughing on my bed.
Holding my brow,
 “Sweetheart, I can’t bear to see you like this!”
Rumi
ACIM Workbook Lesson 91 Insights
“Miracles are seen in light.”
The part of my mind that remembers the truth is the strength in me. The part of my mind that makes illusions real is the part that feels weak, helpless, limited and doubtful. My faith goes to what I want and instructs my mind accordingly.
 
With this lesson I am going through the process of putting my faith in the strength in me, the Light in me. When I put my faith in the light, I see miracles. The miracle is always there, but I will only see it when I put my faith in the strength in me, in the Light in me. The Holy Spirit in my mind leads me to the Light I am, leads me to the strength that I am. As I open my willingness to be led by the Holy Spirit, I am able to feel this strength. I am able to feel the power of God’s Love. I am able to feel that I am not a body.
 
At this point, this takes determined focus and determined practice. Right now it seems all too easy to join with the weakness rather than the strength. This is a perfect lesson for me today. This lesson leads me very gently to a change of mind. This lesson helps me change my mind about what I put my faith in, about what I want to see and feel.
TO CONTINUE:
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Show us Thy face hiding behind all windows
of nature and within all human minds.
Paramahansa Yogananda 

My spirit saw how dull and down I was and
came and sat laughing on my bed.
Holding my brow,
 “Sweetheart, I can’t bear to see you like this!”
Rumi

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