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OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 11,2016

DAILIES Eye Opener (1950) The truly great man can afford to be humble, for hundreds of others are exalting him. You have only one horn to blow and other people can’t toot it if you are eternally tooting it yourself. The proud man is … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 11,2016

DAILIES Eye Opener (1950)Why is the world? Why are we here? What is our purpose? Why must we live and suffer and die? Without God, there would be no answer. We do not know the great extent of God’s purpose, but we do know that we as … [Read more]

THURSDAY EVENING IN MANOA 3-24-16

Dear friends: this is an occasional email with notes from our weekly Thursday meditation get-togethers, sent out when members request the notes. These are not prose style emails, just notes. Please join us on Thursdays for meditation, movement and … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 10,2016

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Criticism is often the sincerest form of flattery.  We are all subject to it at times if we do anything at all.  When criticism does arise, and before you build up a first rate resentment,  think first – who is it … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 9,2016

DAILIES 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 … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 8,2016

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The sooner we alcoholics realize the fact that of sobriety by itself is not enough to insure real living, the better off we will be.   For us to emerge from our shell and then cease all growth is to stagnate, and … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 7,2016

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) No man with certainty can see beyond this instant. Yesterday we had a friend, hale, hearty and bubbling  over with energy and ambition.  Today we write a letter of condolence to his widow.  No one knows the day or … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 6,2016

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) Frequently we are asked, “Why waste your money on that guy? He’s a phony if ever I saw one.” We have all heard this and often it was true but, after all, the monetary loss each month was way below our old whiskey … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 5,2016

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Life is not a succession of days on earth,  but rather it is an accumulation of experiences.  Days are simply time locations where experiences transpired.  The day on which no event occurred is a day lost out of … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 4,2016

 DAILY Eye Opener (1950) Criticism is often the sincerest form of flattery. We are all subject to it at times if we do anything at all. When criticism does arise, and before you build up a first rate resentment, think first – who is it that … [Read more]

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 … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 2,2016

DAILIES 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 … [Read more]

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 … [Read more]

MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA 3-21-16 

Dear friends, Here are the notes from last Thursday's mindfulness get-together -->> Theme: the flow state In some ways, one aspect of meditation is seeing through the meditator or letting go of the meditator and entering what is often called … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 31,2016

DAILIES Eye Opener (1950) The only way that AA can be considered a Reform is in the fact that our way of living is the result of a reformation in our thinking.   Our new pattern of action is the result of a new pattern of thinking. As our … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 30,2016

DAILIES  Eye Opener (1950) To us alcoholics who were prone to give meanings to words that were not intended by the speaker, words are particularly lethal weapon.   In our drinking days we invariably put the wrong interpretations on the … [Read more]