Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron

JUNE 10,2015 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) We know from past experiences that we actually invited all our troubles to enter our lives.  We left the door wide open for them.  Getting sober does not necessarily mean we have closed all the doors,  for some … [Read more]

MAY, 2016 HEARD AT MEETINGS

My sponsor told me that I had to quit saying "I think." anon    ======================================  I figured if I drink a pitcher of water with every pitcher  of beer I would feel really good.  Then I became a bed-wetter.anon   … [Read more]

JUNE 9,2015 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   When we become fully conscious that we, as men, are spirit primarily, that our bodies are but necessary instruments through which the spirit works, that the mind is not a collection of brain cells but is actually a … [Read more]

JUNE 8, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   Love is as necessary to a human being as sunshine is to a plant. Without it, the soul of man withers, shrivels and dies. Fortunate is the man who has love given to him, but even more fortunate is he who earns it. … [Read more]

JUNE 7, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Life is too short even if we live the whole of it to its fullest,  but we alcoholics have wasted so many years of our lives  that we must now double our efforts if we hope to do any living at all.  Truly, for … [Read more]

JUNE 6, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Doubt is the opposite of Faith.  No man has either one completely,  but even those of little faith have by far more faith than doubt.  He may not admit a belief in God or the inherent good in mankind,  but still … [Read more]

JUNE 5, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   The only impossible thing in the world is a full conception of the things that are possible.   Within the limits of our lifetime, we have seen many marvels: the transmission of sound and pictures across the … [Read more]

JUNE 5, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The only impossible thing in the world is a full conception of the things that are possible.   Within the limits of our lifetime, we have seen many marvels: the transmission of sound and pictures across the … [Read more]

JUNE 4, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Our cute little darling and that spoiled brat across the street do exactly the same tricks.   Man is so constructed that he cannot be absolutely impartial. It is contrary to human nature.   We can, however, pause … [Read more]

MAY 26,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Honolulu folks --> Join a supportive group of like-minded folks tonight 5/26/16, 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]

JUNE 4, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Our cute little darling and that spoiled brat across the street do exactly the same tricks.   Man is so constructed that he cannot be absolutely impartial. It is contrary to human nature.   We can, however, pause … [Read more]

JUNE 3 ,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   “God created the world and God saw everything He had made and, behold, it was very good.” He gave man dominion over the world and we have badly fouled it up.   This world, with all its wars, crimes, sins and … [Read more]

JUNE 2 ,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 which AA is based would not have survived The … [Read more]

JUNE 1, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) Many of us, when we get over the Big Trouble – whiskey –  sit back complacently and begin to enjoy our sobriety.   To work the Program successfully, we must remember  “First Things First” and also remember that … [Read more]

MAY 31, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS 

DAILIES Eye Opener (1950) Men may call themselves atheists, agnostics, unbelievers or what have you. But the fact still remains that man must believe in something.   If he thinks his own presence here on earth is simply an accident in the … [Read more]

A Doctor Speaks Out — AA Grapevine September 1983

A Doctor Speaks Out   -- AA Grapevine September 1983   Following is the text of an impromptu talk at the West Central Regional Forum in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, March 4-6, 1983. Ken, a Class A (nonalcoholic) trustee on the AA General Service … [Read more]