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Eye Opener (1950)
The door of living that opened upon our advent into AA is also able
to close upon those years of daily dying that are behind us.
That door opened into a long hall that stretched out to a vanishing point;
our eye could not perceive its end.
We should not be content to just pass through this portal and close the door upon the past,
but we should move on, for our happiness is up that hall,
and we must constantly advance to attain our happy goal.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE

“You don’t have to feel secure, you just have to know that you
don’t have to feel secure. You’re scared, aren’t you? You’re
trembling and you ask yourself, ‘How can I obtain that state,
which is covered by the words, Safety, Security, being sup-
ported, helped, protected?’
You have given yourself a definition of what it means to be
secure, and you are stuck with it. You have got the trap that
you willingly walked into because you would rather take your
word for something for what is true, what is accurate, you’d
rather take your word for it than do the necessary work to
find out the facts of your situation.”
from a talk given 3/27/1987
Twenty Four Hours A Day April 9,2016
Thought for the Day
Third, alcoholics recover their proper relationship with other people. They think less about themselves and more about others. They try to help other alcoholics. They make new friends so that they’re no longer lonely. They try to live a life of service instead of selfishness. All their relationships with other people are improved. They solve their personality problems by recovering their personal integrity, their faith in a Higher Power, and their way of fellowship and service to others. is my drink problem solved as long as my personality problem is solved?
Meditation for the Day
All that depresses you, all that you fear, is really powerless to harm you. These things are but phantoms. So arise from earth’s bonds, from depression, distrust, fear, and all that hinders your new life. Arise to beauty, joy, peace, and work inspired by love. Rise from death to life. You do not even need to fear death. All past sins are forgiven if you live and love and work with God. Let nothing hinder your new life. Seek to know more and more of that new way of living.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may let God live in me as I work for Him. I pray that I may go out into the sunlight and work with God.
What more can life demand of us
then that we do the best we can and try to improve.
The Science of Mind page 383

12&12 Step Eleven, p.98
Now and then we may be granted a glimpse of that ultimate reality which is God’s kingdom.

A lightwind coming downhill the night birds song.
The strange writings I read on my lover’s door says
the same message now being called out over the rooftops.

ACIM Workbook Lesson 99 Insights
“Salvation is my only function here.”
As I read this lesson, I felt an inner softening. This lesson presents an image of God that differs from the world’s image and the image I learned as I was growing up. It peels away all the false ideas that God would do anything that would bring pain, suffering and loss and it brings to the forefront the recognition that God is Love and nothing else. It takes away the fear of God and replaces it with a sense of deep comfort and safety.
God is my refuge, my loving and compassionate Father, Whose only Will for me is perfect happiness and perfect peace. He did not make this world of disease, destruction and death. That is not His Will for me. His Will is that I am His one Son, forever one with His Love. I breathe a sigh of relief as I take in this thought. There is nothing to fear, for only Love is real and I am safe in that Love.
Endowed with a spark of immortality,
I have flown from life to life….
No transiency enthralls me;
my true home is as I change Thy Changeless Spirit.
Paramahansa Yogananda

A lightwind coming downhill the night birds song.
The strange writings I read on my lover’s door says
the same message now being called out over the rooftops.

Ron Richey
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815

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