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Eye Opener (1950)
If you are one of those who think they are unable 
to speak at meetings, or to do a little Twelve Step work, 
then give a try at some other AA activity. 
If you have a phone, you can always call up some
new man and shoot the breeze with him.
 If you have a car, you can arrange to pick up 
some guy who hasn’t got transportation and bring him to meetings. 
Or you gals can occasionally baby sit for someone who wants 
to attend meetings but can’t get away.
There are lots of things you can do if you try.
You once thought you couldn’t quit drinking, but you did.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“Recognize cosmic gems
Never hesitate to let regret over anything rise to the surface of the
mind, where it can be studied by esoteric science and then ended.”
The Power of Esoterics, p. 188
Twenty Four Hours A Day SEPT 26,2016
Thought for the Day 
Continuing the consideration of the term “spiritual experience”:
“The acquiring of an immediate and overwhelming God-consciousness, 
resulting in a dramatic transformation, though frequent, is by no 
means the rule. Most of our spiritual experiences Are of the 
educational variety, and they develop slowly over a period of time. 
Quite often friends of newcomers are aware of the difference long 
before they are themselves. They finally realize that they have 
undergone a profound alteration in their reaction to life and that 
such a change could hardly have been brought about by themselves 
alone.” Is my outlook on life changing for the better? 
Meditation for the Day 
Look at the world as your Father’s house. Think of all people you
meet as guests in your Father’s house, to be treated with love and 
consideration. Look at yourself as a servant in your Father’s house, 
as a servant of all. Think of no work as beneath you. Be ever ready 
to do all you can for others who need your help. There is gladness 
in God’s service. There is much satisfaction in serving the highest 
that you know. Express your love for God in service to all who are 
living with you in your Father’s house. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may serve others out of gratitude to God. I pray that
my work may be a small repayment for His grace so freely given me.
 Even in the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus said
,” give us this day our daily bread” 
and he had already told him he would 
receive as much bread as they expected. 
He did not say what the size of the loaf would be.
The science of mind page 286

If we really depended upon God, 
we couldn’t very well play God to
 our fellows nor would we feel the
 urge wholly to rely on human protection and care.
12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  

In your light I learn how to love. 
In your beauty, how to make poems. 
You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you.
~ Rumi

ACIM Workbook Lesson 267 Insights
“My heart is beating in the peace of God.”
This lesson says to me that peace gives my body a new purpose.
When I am at peace, I am able to see past behaviors of the bod
y and see the Love that surrounds me everywhere.
This is what forgiveness does. It lets go of illusions of
separation and sees only the Love that is the reality in all that is.
If I am not at peace, I am in conflict. If I am in conflict,
I will use the body to defend and attack. I use the body
to see differences and to perceive myself as separate from everything.
So it comes down to a simple choice.
Do I want to be at peace and thus let go of illusions
of differences and separation or do I want to hang on to my individuality,
exchanging peace for conflict?
Those are my only choices in truth.
It always comes down to choosing between reality and illusion.
The peace of God is reality. Conflict is illusion.
Judgment keeps conflict in place.
Forgiveness releases illusion and opens my
mind to recognize that my heart beats in the peace of God.
Would I rather be right or happy?
When I need to be right, I hang on to my judgments
and hold separation firmly in place.
When I release my judgments to the Holy Spirit,
He shows me what is real and what is not.
What is recognized as unreal is easily let go and
I can accept the reality of God’s Love and peace everywhere.
Holy Spirit, guide my thoughts today. Guide my voice
and my hands that I may be your messenger of Love to
all I look upon or even think about, for I would remember
that my heart is beating in the peace of God.
I always have everything I need to serve God’s Plan for
the awakening because everything comes from my one Self.
And I cannot separate from my one Self.
My one Self always resides in my mind.
As I allow my mind to quiet and listen,
I am able to feel the peace of God which is always there,
waiting for my acceptance.
As I am willing to quiet my mind and listen,
I remember that I am safe eternally.
I remember that there is only one goal,
and that is to awaken from the dream of separation.
I remember what matters and what does not matter.
I rest a while in this healing peace.
I remember that all that I need to play my part
in the salvation of the world is given me.
Every answer I need comes from my willingness
to accept the peace of God and extend it to everyone equally.
Thank You Holy Spirit for Your ever present Love.
I would practice listening to Your Voice all through the day,
remembering that I am surrounded by God’s Love.
I would remain open to accepting Your peace.
I would remember that my heart is beating in the peace of God.
Let me attend Your answer, not my own.

“Don’t pursue happiness!
Life is as short as a sigh.
The dust of people that were once famous
turn with the reddish clay on the wheel you are
looking at. The universe is a fata morgana;
life is a dream.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
“Don’t pursue happiness!
Life is as short as a sigh.
The dust of people that were once famous
turn with the reddish clay on the wheel you are
looking at. The universe is a fata morgana;
life is a dream.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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