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 Eye Opener (1950)
The very basis of AA is kindness to the suffering alcoholic,
but the question often arises as to what is the kind thing to do. 
Sometimes we have to do things that might be considered cruel in order to be kind.
There are occasions when it is an act of kindness to have a man locked up if he is apt to hurt himself or others. Sometimes drastic steps have to be taken to prevent a man from driving his car when he is drunk. Occasionally it might be the best thing for a man if his boss should fire him or if his family left him.
We are frequently called upon for this kind of advice. 
Who are we to decide such issues? 
God has the answer, and it is best to turn the query over to Him.

Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“When acted upon, these principles make
 a man or woman of practical use to himself or herself.”
Cosmic Command, # 35
Twenty Four Hours A Day SEPT. 3,2016
Thought for the Day 
“Offer new prospects friendship and fellowship. Tell them that if they want to get well you will do anything to help. Bum the idea into the consciousness of new prospects that they can get well, regardless of anyone else. job or no job, spouse or no spouse, they cannot stop drinking as long as they place dependence on other people ahead of dependence on God. Let no alcoholic say they cannot recover unless they have their family back. This just isn’t so. Their recovery is not dependent upon other people. It is dependent on their own relationship to God.” Can I recognize all excuses made by a prospect? 
Meditation for the Day 
The spiritual life depends upon the Unseen. To live the spiritual life, you must believe in the Unseen. Try not to lose the consciousness of God’s spirit in you and in others. As a child in its mother’s arms, stay sheltered in the understanding and love of God. God will relieve you of the weight of worry and care, misery and depression, want and woe, faintness and heartache, if you will let Him. Lift up your eyes from earth’s troubles and view the glory of the unseen God. Each day try to see more good in people, more of the Unseen in the seen. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may rest and abide in the presence of the unseen God. I pray that I may leave my burdens in His care.

Lowell said, the gift without the giver is bare, 
and it is just as true that there can be no
gift without a receiver.
 The science of Mind page 280
“Were entirely ready to have God remove
 all these defects of character.”
12&12 Step Six, p.63  

Happy days won’t find you.
It’s you who must find them.

ACIM Workbook Lesson 245 Insights
“Your peace is with me, Father. I am safe.”
Because I am safe in God, the truth about me is invulnerable. God’s Will is that I remain in His peace and in His Love. He has given all of Himself to me without limit. If I believe I am vulnerable in any way, I am contradicting the Will of God and I cannot experience peace while I hold this belief.
The ego would have me believe I am a body and the body is weak and frail, condemned to die, taking me with it in death. It is these lies that are the basis of all fear. There could be no fear if I recognize myself as God created me.
But the body does not have to serve the ego’s purpose. It does not have to be the means to make separation, loss and death appear real. I can offer the body to the Holy Spirit to be used solely for His purpose. The Holy Spirit’s purpose is always to teach that only Love is real and all are safe in God. A weak and vulnerable body teaches the opposite. But a body that reflects a healthy mind at peace with itself teaches that Love is real and invulnerable. The body is then a teaching device, a means of communicating the Love that is the truth of What we are.
Holy Spirit, I offer my mind and body to You today. My thoughts I give You. Cleanse them of false beliefs, that they may express only Your Love. Direct my words, my hands, my feet, that I may bring this message of Love to all my brothers in perfect peace.
I am a holy Son of God. I am worthy of His peace and with His peace comes perfect health, for what is illness but an outer demonstration of an inner conflict? I give my mind over to You, Holy Spirit, to direct. That is my desire, my will. I would follow You, knowing You lead me on the path of Light that brings me to the peace of God. I stand in gratitude and joy to receive Your gifts and share them with all the world. Amen.
I would accept my Father, my Source, today. I would accept I am in my Source and have not left my Source. I would accept I am not different from my Source. The Father and the Son are one. When I accept the Source of my Being, I am accepting peace and Love and joy. I am accepting the abundance of that which is true. When I accept the truth, fear falls away because I cannot be harmed by illusions.
As I learn to step back from illusions, I remember I am safe. As I accept the truth of my safety, I give and extend the knowing of safety to my brothers. I extend the truth that we are all safe in the Mind of God. Illusions of fear and scarcity are not my will. When I accept the truth, I remember I am safe.
Dear God, today I would remember nothing in this world of separation can harm me. I would remember this world is illusion. I would remember my real Life is the Life I live in God. I would remember that to remember Love I would extend the Love I am. I would remember Love is sharing. Love is not separating. Love is joining and giving all Love to all. “Your peace is with me, Father. I am safe.”
Your real nature is calmness….
 It is time you remember who you. are:
 the Blessed soul, a reflection of Spirit. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 

“Why ponder thus the future to foresee, 
and jade thy brain to vain perplexity? 
Cast off thy care, leave Allah’s plans to him – 
He formed them all without consulting thee.”
 Three Cups of Tea” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Ron Richey
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Honolulu, Hi 96815

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