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NOV.8,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.8,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) We in AA have many religious affiliations,  and there are some of us who contend that AA is all the religion they need.  Yet this fact remains: The spiritual facts on … [Read more]

NOV.7,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.7,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   We not only are judged by our words and actions,  but also we are frequently misjudged by them.  If you do or say anything at all,  you will be either judged or … [Read more]

NOV.6, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.6, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES        Eye Opener (1950) For us alcoholics, the First Step in life was the usual toddle of the infant.  The Second Step, we learned to walk erect like a man; the Third Step, we started to … [Read more]

NOV.3,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear friends, Just wanted to share with you a poem by the Gary Snyder, a long time Zen Buddhist practitioner and Pulitzer Prize winning poet, essayist and environmental activist. Mu Ch’I’s Persimmons There is no remedy for satisfying … [Read more]

OCT.2016 HEARD AT MEETINGS

OCT.2016 HEARD AT MEETINGS Every time you laugh you getting a respite from you.Anonymous =========================== He thought Moby Dick was a venereal disease. ================================== You can write your own book in The Nut … [Read more]

NOV.5,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.5,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES        Eye Opener (1950) We alcoholics had contracted the world until it was no larger than ourselves and our narrow interests. We had few interests that extended beyond our hand or our eye. … [Read more]

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]