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NOV.4,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.4,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES          Eye Opener (1950)   Our AA philosophy is an idealistic philosophy. It has to be in order to be a happy philosophy. Some may declare that it is too much so, that we ignore more … [Read more]

NOV.3,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.3,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES        "Q: So the enemy is unseen egotism?   A: Imagine a country terrorized by an unseen but powerful dictator. He ruins lives, causes heartache, spreads lies and confusions. Here we have … [Read more]

NOV.2,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.2,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Everyone is potentially as good as God made him, and the reason that he does not show it is because he has buried the fact beneath a mountain of selfishness.   It has … [Read more]

NOV.1,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.1,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES        Eye Opener (1950)   We have all had the pleasure of knowing intimately  several men who might be classed as  “Gentlemen of Leisure” and what a squirrel  cage they were usually … [Read more]

Oct.27,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

  Dear friends, The prominent mindfulness meditation teacher Jack Kornfield tells this story in one of his talks about a Western woman who ordained under Ajahn Chah in Thailand in the late … [Read more]

OCT.20,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear friends, Did you hear the one about the bodhisattva who walked into a polling booth? She voted for all of the above. As my family and I watched the 3rd and final presidential debate last night, I was reminded of how the 2nd one ended, … [Read more]

OCT.31, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.31, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   The life of any individual is a wonderful book;  it is a love story, one of adventure and travel.  It is biography, and it is poetry.  It is spiritual, and it is … [Read more]

OCT. 30,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT. 30,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   If we think – truly think – our lives will become manageable, and if we thank God who made this thinking possible for us, then our lives are almost sure to remain … [Read more]

OCT. 29,2016OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT. 29,2016OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES         Eye Opener (1950)   If most of us had one wish, we’d wish we hadn’t had it. Most of all, our difficulties in the past resulted from our persistence in doing what we wished. To us … [Read more]

OCT.28, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.28, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES Eye Opener (1950)   We are very apt to travel in the direction we are headed.  Even the brightest of sunshiny days appears overcast if we wear black glasses. If we enter a restaurant by the … [Read more]

0CT.27, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOT

0CT.27, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   The relationship of hours to a lifetime is comparable to the relationship of bricks to a house. Every brick that is laid must be a separate and distinct operation, … [Read more]

OCT.26,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.26,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Reduced to its simplest form, the only true worship is to love God,  and the only way to demonstrate this love is to serve your fellow man.  We in AA show the extent … [Read more]

OCT.25, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.25, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   The main objective in talking is to say something, not just anything. Words give a truer picture of a man than does a photograph, for words are reflections of the … [Read more]

OCT.24, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.24, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Many people in AA take too literally the statement they hear to the effect “we have no initiation fee or dues.”   Alcoholics Anonymous is not free – it costs a … [Read more]

OCT.23,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.23,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   A deep stab wound must heal from within outward, or fresh tissue would grow over the lip of the wound and prevent the necessary drainage from beneath. Blood poisoning … [Read more]

OCT.22,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.22,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES        Eye Opener (1950)   In spite of evidence to the contrary,  we still persist in wondering what would happen,  after our several months of sobriety, if we again took a drink.   We … [Read more]