Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron

MAY 30, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Big Book Quote “Highly competent psychiatrists who have dealt with us have found it sometimes impossible to  persuade an alcoholic to discuss his situation without reserve. Strangely enough, wives, parents and intimate … [Read more]

MAY 29, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) One day we were practicing alcoholics,  then in 24 hours we were on the Program – arrested cases.   Was it because one day we were weak and  spineless and the next day we had completely reversed our … [Read more]

MAY 28, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) When we emerge from under our tons of troubles, get back on our feet and begin to live like other folks again, we somehow feel that the world has become a better place and that when our troubles vanished, all … [Read more]

MAY 27, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) God has done some mighty fine work with what the world thought was very indifferent material. St. Paul and St. Augustine were two examples of men that God chose that no personnel officer in the world today would have … [Read more]

MAY 26, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) AA is the outgrowth of a long period of experimentation. It is true that two men conceived the idea, but it was only incorporated into a working plan after pooling the experiences of a hundred more.   The “Big Book” … [Read more]

Thank God for My Despair

Thank God for My Despair - AA Grapevine November 1973 Our struggles with discontent and unrest lead us to ever-higher levels of living and learning - From the June 1965 Grapevine IT IS AMAZING and a little depressing to see so many of our members … [Read more]

MAY 12,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

  Honolulu folks --> Join a supportive group of like-minded folks tonight 5/12/16, for meditation, mindful movement and discussion at our place, 3241 Alani Drive, in Manoa, at the usual time: 6 to 7:30 PM. If you have a meditation cushion please … [Read more]

MAY 25,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The reformed drunkard has simply corrected his former drinking abuses. With this single exception, he is the same man with the same defects of character that marked his life in his drinking day.   In contrast, the … [Read more]

MAY 24, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   We have to think our way out of the quagmire we drank ourselves into. No one led us there and no one can lead us out. The older members can give you a few clues or hints but, in the final analysis, you have to … [Read more]

MAY 23,2016 OF OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

  DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) So you have dried up – you’re off the stuff. That’s fine, but many of us have had to face the ridicule of our former drinking pals and, unfortunately, some of us couldn’t take it.   Who was the ringleader of that … [Read more]

MAY 22 , 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) It has always been a source of amusement to observe how belligerent people get in religious controversies, and it is usually true that the less religion they practice, the more they are prone to argue about it.   A … [Read more]

MAY 21 , 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

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 … [Read more]

MAY 20 , 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

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]

MAY 19, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Walk In Dry Places No Conditional Sobriety Admission of Powerlessness —   Sobriety in AA is unconditional. This means that there’s never been a reason for drinking, no matter how bad our circumstances may become. As the AA pioneers … [Read more]

MAY 18, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The United Nations and the old League of Nations both recognized the fact that man’s conquest of time and space has brought the nations of the earth into such close and intimate relationship that national problems are … [Read more]

MAY 17, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   The dollar is worth but about half its value of only a few years ago.  Capital gains taxes have depreciated all properties by 25 percent.  Moneys invested in stocks and bonds can be swept away between dawn and … [Read more]