Choosing Serenity

Choosing Serenity

We are bombarded incessantly by the world around us: e-mails, texts, phone calls, Social Media, etc. all clamoring for our attention as never before. And our peace of mind, our serenity suffers as a result. Quiet time has always been important, but in today’s world it is imperative. So, set aside some time during the week to be disconnected from the world. Turn off the phone, shut down the computer, no TV’s or any other sound producing device left on. Turn around or cover any clock that may catch your eye. Now read a book, a real one, write (with pen and paper), take a walk in the park or a hike in nature or just sit quietly experiencing the peace of the moment. Depending on your circumstances: small children, roommates, uncooperative spouses etc. you may only be able to do this for a short period but make the effort.
This exercise in active electronic inactivity, disconnected from the electronic world, is a demonstration in willingness to walk the road less traveled, a simple affirmation in action which opens us to serenity, this simple discipline affirming our true connection to the Miraculous.  

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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 with accompanying videos that can be found as well on YouTube and LinkedIn at Vincent Lee Jones.

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