Fear Is A Bluffer

Fear Is A Bluffer

We all began this journey standing by the side of the road of Spiritual Awakening and destiny, deciding what to do. When we decide to Live on the Spiritual Basis we move from the shoulder and into the vehicle of our journey to freedom from the bondage of self. While standing on the shoulder we were rationalizing and justifying why we are putting off taking the trip, all the while watching vehicle after vehicle stop and pick up other travelers. Wishing to embark ourselves but fearful of what the journey will entail. Fear would keep us on the shoulder, a mustard seeds worth of faith gets us off it.

As with all travel, there are costs. The fare for this journey being willingness, action in purpose, open-mindedness and honesty. Faith the motive power of our vehicle. And though along the way we will come to know the Shining Cities on the Hill of peace, serenity and freedom there is no “final” destination, for our trip is never ending, always climbing to new heights of awareness and understanding in Spirit as long as we remain teachable. Our driver and guide? No less than the Miraculous, the very Creative Intelligence that lies at the heart of everything, providing all we need in good measure to make the journey. 
Yes, it will be a long and often strange trip but the only one that truly matters. Along the way the only real adversary, Fear, will keep cajoling us, suggesting, even screaming at us to disembark for we really shouldn’t trust the driver, we should climb out and sit by the side of the road “to think” about ourselves, morbid reflection ascendant. By resisting the adversary’s clarion call and trusting in God to guide us our freedom is assured, the sights and vistas along the way remarkable beyond words, our continued awakening in Spirit breathtaking, and if we remain diligent in the path we have chosen, Fears’ voice will become quieter and quieter for we now know the truth: Fear is a bluffer.
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Published by Vincent Lee Jones

Silk sheets or city streets, Park Avenue or park bench, addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer of lives. My name is Vincent Lee Jones and I have been in recovery since September 1985. My professional career began when I was nearly 20 years in recovery and was asked to work pro bono with at risk students at Huntington Beach High School. At the time I had developed a reputation within the at large recovery community as an effective communicator and was known to some of the faculty. After the death of two students from prescription drugs I was asked to start working with at risk students, which I did for nearly 5 years. Word of mouth lead to offers of compensated freelance Facilitator and Director positions with numerous local treatment facilities in the ensuing years. As a retired Building Contractor/Designer, working in conjunction with a treatment facility, I created a construction program utilizing a workforce comprised almost exclusively of people new or returning to recovery, helping them to not only learn a trade and start making a living but since many of them had relapsed numerous times, to begin truly building a foundation with real aftercare to live free of active addiction. This program changed many lives. In my 30+ years in recovery I have worked with thousands of individuals from all walks of life, teenagers to the retired, famous to infamous, prosperous to those living hand to mouth, adamant atheists to those embracing strong Religious beliefs; suffering from all manner of intoxicant and behavior-based addictions as well as those who love and care about them, both as a member in recovery Fellowships and as a treatment professional. I can be contacted at 714-366-1725. I write and publish daily a recovery based nondenominational spiritually based blog at https://livinginspirit.blogspot.com with accompanying videos that can be found as well on YouTube and LinkedIn at Vincent Lee Jones.

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