A Made Bed
Many are in a hurry spiritually but never really arrive anywhere. They rush to and fro, from hither to yon, worrying, concerned with “big things” while neglecting the foundational principles which make understanding the big things possible. A wise man said, “If you want to change the world, start by making your bed every day.” Sounds kinda silly but is spot on. “Making our bed” spiritually travels in the same car with “getting back to basics.” As I have said elsewhere, if I ever meet the individual who suggested getting away from basics in the first place I will (metaphorically of course) provide them with a thrashing.
Making our bed spiritually requires us to adopt a simple but effective spiritual routine employed daily, without fail, consistent basic actions that we build on throughout each day to keep us centered spiritually, avoiding the trap of morbid reflection found in anger, worry, anxiety and remorse.
So, don’t be in a rush, but don’t hesitate either do the things to begin your day in a positive way. Read a small section of something spiritual that appeals to you, simple daily positive prayers and affirmations have and are working for many and meditating for a few minutes to start the day always pays dividends. What you choose is your affair, but choose and stick to it, make it a basic part of living, for in that way if we never get away from it, we never have to go back to it. Oh, and make your bed as well, it is a wonderful simple form of discipline that pays great dividends and who doesn’t like coming home to a made bed?
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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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