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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Day Service in St Pauls Cathedral

St Pauls is !! stunning. the current building was built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London but there has been a cathedral on that site since !!! 604AD.
You can FEEL the history emanating from the pores of the stone. it is magical, and breathtakingly beautiful.

Just thought I would post this because it looks SO lovely!
The music was ? utterly ? magical. The choir I mean. AMAZING.
I STRONGLY recommend going to a service here where you hear the choir sing as it has a really ? weird but really ! cool quality to it which is impossible to put into words. Its magical. Thats the only word I can think of that comes close to describing it. It sounds like ? angels, not people.


johno said...

They are angels. Glad you enjoyed yourself :) see ya

Texaco said...

Sing, alleluia,
All ye choirs of angels;
O sing, all ye blissful ones of heav'n above,
Glory to God in the highest.

Merry Christmas, Irish.

Anonymous said...

Saint Pauls looks amazing on Christmas Eve in your photos. We went to an outdoor Christmas Mass in a paddock! Not quite as glam down under, nevertheless, magical in it's own humble way.

The difficulty I have with academic endeavour is the isolation and repeatedly coming to that ego puncturing place of “I know so little”.

- All practice, all effort throws you immediately into the drama of trying to get somewhere
You are aware of that – (Isaac Shapiro)

This awareness actually gives me a good vantage point.

As you told me a few months ago, just keep riding on the crest of that wave, balance or WIPEOUT... Sometimes I fall off when my ego wants to step up the pace and get things moving MY direction. Splat! dumped by one of those huge Hawaiian, pipeline self awareness waves. I have to climb back on the board and paddle out, humbled once again. It's great! I love it!
Just keep going with the study and you will be amazed before you are half way through. Happy New Year.