Day 4: Consider: You are sitting by a camp fire and a hot cinder flies up and lands on your sleeve. If you brush the cinder off at once, without a moments delay, no harm is done. However, if you allow it to rest for even a few heartbeats, under any pretense, the mischief is done, leaving a hole in your shirt and possibly a welt on your arm to mark its passing. So, it is with negative thought.
Simply stated we have no control over the thoughts which float up from our subconsciousness or are foisted on us by others, but we do choose how we will address them. Living on the Spiritual Basis the path is clear: When we immediately supplant a negative thought with a positive one, we remain unharmed, our spiritual “sleeves” hole free. Additionally, remember we do not try to discern or understand why a particular thought crossed our mind, avoiding the trap of morbid reflection; we simply take the necessary action to address it. Kinda like a house fire, why it started of little importance when putting it out quickly is the goal. In time, this will become second nature.
By this point in the diet you are probably experiencing some difficulties, it may feel like everything is seemingly going sideways, you have more trouble now, more spiritual discontent than when you started. Outstanding! You have shaken your world at its bedrock and when the shaking stops, a new and much stronger foundation will be in place. So, take heart and stay the course and again under no circumstance discuss what you are doing with anyone at this point of the diet. Onwards through the fog.
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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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