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Eye Opener (1950)
The Program is often referred to as a Selfish Program, and it is primarily that. Jesus of Nazareth told us to “Love our neighbors AS ourselves.” We are supposed to love ourselves, and in so doing, we should give to ourselves all the happiness we can. We have found out, however, by practical application, that we can only receive happiness if we give happiness.

We should fulfill all our duties to our families, to our communities and to our neighbors so that we can keep in the good graces of our own conscience, for that is the only avenue of approach to happiness and peace of mind.

If you really love that guy in the mirror, you must of necessity love your Creator and your neighbor.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   

“A spiritual teacher and his followers were walking down a road.
The teacher wished to impress upon his disciples the need for
complete devotion to truth. ‘Compromise,’ he declared, ‘can only
thwart your wish for self-liberty.’ When reaching a fork in the
road he illustrated his lesson by saying, ‘Before you are two
roads. Walk down both of them at the same time.’ “
700 Inspiring Guides To A New Life, # 525


Twenty Four Hours A Day April 2,2016
Thought for the Day
Since I’ve been in A.A., have I made a start toward becoming more loving to my family and friends? Do I visit my parents? Am I more appreciative of my spouse than I was before? Am I grateful to my family for having put up with me? Have I found real understanding with my children? Do I feel that the friends I’ve found in A.A. are real friends? Do I believe that they are al- ways ready to help me and do I want to help them if I can? Do I really care now about other people? 
Meditation for the Day
Not what you do so much as what you are, that is the miracle-working power. You can be a force for good, with the help of God. God is here to help you and to bless you, here to company with you. You can be a worker with God. Changed by God’s grace, you shed one garment of the spirit for a better one. In time, you throw that one aside for a yet finer one. And so from character to character, you are gradually transformed.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may accept every challenge. I pray that each acceptance of a challenge may make me grow into a better person.

We make our own mistakes,
suffer from our own foolishness, 

and we miss also make our own 
return journey into righteousness. 
The Science of Mind page 499 


“Despite contrary indications, 

I had little doubt that a mighty purpose and rhythm 
underlay all. 
How could there be so much of precise and immutable law, 
and no intelligence? 
I simply had to believe in a 
Spirit of the Universe, 
who knew neither time nor limitation.” 
– Bill W. 
1976AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 10

My memory of your face prevents my seeing you.

 Lightning veils your brow.
 Recalling our kissing,
 I can’t kiss you now. 
So strange, 
such sweetness can keep us apart.

ACIM Workbook Lesson 92 Insights

“Miracles are seen in light, and light and strength are one.”

It seems right now that the darkness of the ego thought system is being acted out on a grand scale. We are seeing that attack begets attack begets attack. Graphic images of death and destruction make it seem very real. It seems to confirm that the ego thought system is firmly established, never to be undone. This of course is the goal of the ego. Like a puffer fish that swells up to look larger and more menacing, the ego makes fearsome images to make itself look real. Yet this ‘show of strength’ is just an attempt to hide the underlying sense of weakness.

Remembering that light and strength are one and another lesson which says, God is the light in which I see, we remember that our strength comes from our complete dependence on God, our Source. The ego is the idea of independence — being different, unique, special. Yet to establish this independence, the ego must cut itself off from the Source of strength. Now perceiving itself as weak, it must find ways to hide its weakness.

Those who last to the end of the path will the be the first to find God.
Paramahansa Yogananda 

My memory of your face prevents my seeing you.

 Lightning veils your brow.
 Recalling our kissing,
 I can’t kiss you now. 
So strange, 
such sweetness can keep us apart.

Ron Richey
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815

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