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|04-19-2012, 01:59 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Staying on the Beam - Emmet Fox
Staying on the Beam
Today most commercial flying is done on a radio beam. A directional beam is produced to guide the pilot to his destination, and as long as he keeps on this beam he knows that he is safe, even if he cannot see around him for fog, or get his bearings in any other way.
As soon as he gets off the beam in any direction he is in danger, and he immediately tries to get back on to the beam once more.
Those who believe in the All-ness of God, have a spiritual beam upon which to navigate on the voyage of life. As long as you have peace of mind and some sense of the Presence of God you are on the beam, and you are safe, even if outer things seem to be confused or even very dark; but as soon as you get off the beam you are in danger.
You are off the beam the moment you are angry or resentful or jealous or frightened or depressed; and when such a condition arises you should immediately get back on the beam by turning quietly to God in thought, claiming His Presence, claiming that His Love and Intelligence are with you, and that the promises in the Bible are true today.
If you do this you are back on the beam, even if outer conditions and your own feelings do not change immediately. You are back on the beam and you will reach port in safety.
Keep on the beam and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
- - Emmet Fox
AA quotes first edition
|04-19-2012, 06:35 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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(12&12 page 84)
"We may often pass through Twelfth Step experiences where we will seem to be temporarily off the beam."
(12&12 page 111)
"Without necessarily taking that first drink, we often get quite far off the beam. "
(12&12 page 112)
- Bill W. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
>>> If it makes sense - It ain't spiritual!
- All Big Book quotes are from first Edition -
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|04-19-2012, 05:49 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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on the beam
SELF - FORGETFULNESS
SELF - FORGIVENESS
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|04-19-2012, 06:08 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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|04-26-2012, 06:41 AM||#5 (permalink)|
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Join Date: May 2010
And to think............my favorite beam used to be Jim!
One of the toughest lessons I've had to learn is that "feeling good / feeling spiritual" does NOT necessarily mean I'm on the beam or on the spiritual path.
Those good feelings can be the RESULT of being on the beam, for sure. Being on the beam though, sometimes it's a scary and unnerving experience.
"We can't solve our problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein
/-all BB quotes-1st. Edition-\
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