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Eye Opener (1950)
No man ever lived without a God of some kind. If it was not the God of Abraham or of the Christian conception, it was the sun, or Nature, or thunder or mythical gods. It was golden images or idols of wood, and to some it was money or position or fame. We all had a God even if it was no more than a bottle.

No man, however brave, would have the temerity to face the forces of Nature and a hostile world unless he had recourse to something beyond his own puny strength.

Every time I hear an atheist sounding off, I always think of the days when I denied the fact that I was an alcoholic, knowing, deep down inside, that I was kidding myself.

Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   

“Never take an offense personally. There is no person to take an
offense personally. You just think and imagine and hope there is,
but there is no entity, no identity, no individual to ever be
offended by anything, any time, anywhere from anyone.
When you take offense, therefore, that is when you react with
irritation, great indignation, when you react toward what is
definitely a wrong action or move from the world. When you
react to it from your false position, from a no-self, which
you think is a self, when you do that, you have only weakness
and ignorance with which to handle the challenge.
Every day, all day long, offenses, assaults, disagreements, are
coming toward you. You take all of them as if you have a real man,
a real woman within who should be and is capable of pushing them
away in defeat. Again, there is no such person, you do not need
any such individual.”
from a talk given 1/13/1988

Twenty Four Hours A Day  MARCH 20,2016

Thought for the Day
When we were drinking, we used to worry about the future. Worry is terrible mental punishment. What’s going to become of me? Where will I end up? In the gutter or the sanitarium? We can see ourselves slipping, getting worse and worse, and we wonder what the finish will be. Sometimes we get so discouraged in thinking about the future that we toy with the idea of suicide. In A.A., have I stopped worrying about the future? 
Meditation for the Day
Functioning on a material plane alone takes me away from God. I must also try to function on a spiritual plane. Functioning on a spiritual plane as well as on a material plane will make life what it should be. All material activities are valueless in themselves alone. But all activities, seemingly trivial or of seemingly great moment, are all alike if directed by God’s guidance. I must try to obey God as I would expect a faithful, willing servant to carry out directions. 
Prayer for the Day
I pray that the flow of God’s spirit may come to me through many channels. I pray that I may function on a spiritual plane as well as on a material plane.
I have an inner understanding of my place in the universe.
 I know that it is unique.
The Divine is not incarnated and anyone else,
is just the same individual way that it has in me.
The Science of Mind page 263


Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible,
 and achieves the impossible.
— Anonymous
The principles we have set down are guides to progress.
— Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60
There is a way of breathing that’s a shame and suffocation. 
And there’s another way of expiring,
 a love breath that lets you open infinitely.
 Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
ACIM Workbook Lesson 79 Insights
“Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved.”

As I worked with today’s idea, I saw how applying the understanding that there is one problem and therefore one solution can help me with the seemingly varied of the “problems” in this world. I saw that an easy way for me to describe the one problem is the belief that loss is possible.Separation brings the experience of loss. When I remember that separation is impossible and I remain at one with the Love that created me, the perception of loss disappears. I no longer feel threatened. And with this sense of safety comes deep peace. When I am in this place of deep peace, I have let go of any idea of defining the problem myself. My mind is open to the Holy Spirit’s solution. I find that even my perception of the problems of form in this world find easy resolution.
When you are calm,
you feel the whole universe of happiness rocking gently beneath your consciousness,
that happiness is God.
Paramahansa Yogananda

There is a way of breathing that’s a shame and suffocation. 
And there’s another way of expiring,
 a love breath that lets you open infinitely.
 Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)

Ron Richey
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