Misery Daydreaming

Misery Daydreaming

Everyone daydreams, of what do you dream? One of the foundational truths is: thoughts are causative, the thoughts we entertain will find out picturing in our lives. Now, I know what you are thinking, cool, I will think about having robust health, a boatload of money, healthy happy relationships or stopping smoking and poof, problem solved. Unfortunately, wistfully dreaming about something without a basis for generating the change in conditions is destructive and counterproductive. Consider: many who want to stop smoking don’t dream of being smoke free but instead focus on how hard it will be to quit. If lacking financial abundance, they don’t dream of following their heart’s desire, money and abundance coming by virtue of doing what they love, but on the reasons why they have not followed their heart (too old, too young, need schooling, what will people think, etc.). If experiencing poor health, they do not focus on good health, free of the restrictions ill health has placed on them, instead they dwell on their “ailments” various symptoms while never missing an opportunity to talk about “their” condition, even with strangers. When thinking of others, they daydream typically about past negative encounters, imagining all the things they should have said and done differently, dwelling on how they will do better next time, even fantasizing to the point of rehearsing whole future conversations in their minds eye. Oh, and God forbid they stop and consider the part they played, their side of the street.

So if you wish to be miserable, here lies the recipe: Dwell on getting even with those who have hurt you (real or imagined), for dreaming of revenge slams the door of serenity, instilling resentment as your constant companion. Focus on every medical condition you hear about and wonder if perhaps you have some of the symptoms, Googling a must here. Never waste an opportunity to join any discussion dealing with conspiracy theories, especially online, for later when alone this will provide great negative daydreaming fodder. Watch and read everything you can dealing with end of world scenarios and daydream anxiously on how you will cope or die as a result. Spend time ruminating on what is missing in your life and how it will never happen. Above all, dream darkly; as soon as the slightest ray of sunshine tries to enter your thoughts snuff it out, for the world really is a hard, sharp place.

Conversely when freedom and happiness are uppermost in our mind, we adopt the path of Living on the Spiritual Basis. Having recognized the power of thought, both for good and ill, we chose freedom over fear and limitation, choosing the course of our lives by rejecting and resisting the Adversary Fear, reaping the harvest of peace of heart and mind. Though we have no control over the thoughts which float up from our subconscious, we choose the dreams we dwell on, so our choice is simple, will we stand in the light, free from the bondage of self or dream darkly, wrapped in anger, limitation, fear, pain and resentment? The Miraculous nature of our heritage leaves the choice in our hands, choose wisely.

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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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