Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron

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]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 29,2016 

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

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 28,2016

DAILIES Eye Opener (1950) The AA way of living holds out, for all that will grasp it, everything that is advantageous to life. A healthy mind, a healthy body, a healthy soul. Complete harmony with God, your fellow man and yourself. Truly the … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 27,2016

DAILIES  Eye Opener (1950) Nothing in life is obtained except by pain and toil. This is sad news to us alcoholics who have shunned both like smallpox most of our lives. Let the famous musician tell you of his hours of dreary … [Read more]

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 26,2016

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 26,2016 DAILIES Eye Opener (1950) You cannot know and appreciate wisdom unless you are also acquainted with a liberal amount of pure folly. Folly provides the lessons that really stick in our memories … [Read more]