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Independence Day

Posted 07-04-2020 at 08:02 AM by Johno1967

To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. Give off light, or darkness. Be a candle, or the night.” - Yoda, Dark Rendezvous

“We shall not go in to the night” – William Shakespeare “Henry V”

Every person shines their own light. The goodness within them, the eternal love that exists resides within like a flame. That inner flame is life, truth and redemption with who we truly are.

At times the light...
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Statues

Posted 06-27-2020 at 08:06 PM by Johno1967


The Statue of Jedha (Source: Lucas Films Ltd)



"If you believe in the Jedi and you believe in the Force, it feels like Jedha is somewhere you should visit in your lifetime."―Gareth Edwards



The great Jedi statue lay fallen in the desert. A symbol of a forgotten time. All memory of the Jedi had been erased. It was safer not to speak...
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Surgery, Again!

Posted 05-15-2020 at 12:33 PM by MyRecoveredLife

In late July and early August, 2017, my extended family and I all gathered in Fiji for the wedding of my daughter, to a young man from New Zealand. I wrote about this in my previous post entitled The Wedding.

The Accident

Near the end of that trip, I was involved in a bit of an accident. We were on a boat parasailing, and my step-daughter and I were paired up. We were enjoying the beautiful view as we floated effortlessly behind the boat. It was such a great experience. However, as our turn was coming...
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Serenity

Posted 05-01-2020 at 03:05 PM by Johno1967
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There is no Passion; there is Serenity” – Jedi Code



The underlying message of the mantra “There is no Passion; there is Serenity” is acceptance. It is important to understand that passion is not a negative emotion and can be a virtue. However, passions can also become an obstacle to serenity if they are not controlled.


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What About the Newcomer?

Posted 04-11-2020 at 03:59 PM by MyRecoveredLife

The Alcoholics Anonymous Responsibility Statement reads as follows:

“I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA to always be there. And for that, I am responsible.”

I have been thinking about the responsiblity statement a lot lately. It seems to me, in this rapidly changing world, it is more important now than ever. With face to face meetings mostly shut down, how are newcomers to find us? And how do we recognize them when they...
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