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OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 3,2016

DAILIES

 Eye Opener (1950)

Too few people can distinguish the difference between
the moderate or social drinker and the compulsive drinker.
In fact, the line is so indistinct that the drinker
himself does not know until it is too late.
 The Niagara River is a smooth-flowing stream until
 it reaches the Falls and then, in a matter of feet,
it becomes a churning torrent of danger and death.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE

“A real teacher tells you to do things you cannot understand
because he can see things you cannot see.”
1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle, # 137
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Twenty Four Hours A Day April 3,2016

Thought for the Day
When I was drinking, I was absolutely selfish, I thought of myself first, last, and always. The universe revolved around me at the center. When I woke up in the morning with a hangover, my only thought was how terrible I felt and about what I could do to make myself feel better. And the only thing I could think of was more liquor. To quit was impossible. I couldn’t see beyond myself and my own need for another drink. Can I now look out and beyond my own selfishness? 
Meditation for the Day
Remember that the first quality of greatness is service. In a way, God is the greatest servant of all, because He is always waiting for us to call on Him to help us in a good endeavors. His strength is always available to us, but we must ask it of Him through our own free will. It is a free gift, but we must sincerely seek for it. A life of service is the finest life we can live. We are here on earth to serve others. That is the beginning and the end of our real worth.
Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may cooperate with God in all good things. I pray that I may serve God and others and so lead a useful and happy life.
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To learn how to think is to learn how to live.
Man, by thinking, can bring it to his 
experience whatever he desires,
if he thinks correctly. 
The Science of Mind page 123 

BB The Family Afterward, p.123
God, they believe, almost owes this recompense on a long overdue account.
The road might end at a single house,
 but it’s not love’s road.
 Love is a river. Drink from it. 
Rumi
ACIM Workbook Lesson 93 Insights
“Light and joy and peace abide in me.”
In today’s lesson, Jesus is helping me distinguish between the real and unreal. He reminds me that the individual self image I made is not the the Son of God. The individual self image my brother made is not the Son of God, therefore all these images do not exist at all. What these images seem to do mean nothing. This helps me when I watch the images of war on television or the images of harm made by a new virus they are calling SARS. Jesus is helping me remember these images are not bad or good, they are merely unreal. The truth is light and joy and peace are what we all are and nothing else.
 
This lesson helps me see the unreality of the images, which helps me loosen my grip on them. I see the practice of today’s lesson of repeating the idea for the day at the top of every hour and then giving five minutes to let the experience of this truth soak in as very helpful for me today. Jesus uses repetition often to help me learn to distinguish the difference between the real and the unreal and wake up to the truth. I still identify with the self I have made as my identity. I need this practice. It is worth the effort. I need the practice of recognizing the truth in my brothers. It is worth the effort.
TO CONTINUE:
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Smile from within and all those around you will try to smile.
Be cranky, and sorry faces will mushroom along your path.
Paramahansa Yogananda

The road might end at a single house,
 but it’s not love’s road.
 Love is a river. Drink from it. 
Rumi

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