Unlike physical exercise where working harder can produce greater results, the converse is true spiritually. The reason for this is simple: The Miraculous does the work, not our mental “muscle.” No amount of will power has ever added a single ounce of lasting spiritual weight to anyone. Having chosen to live on a new basis, the basis of trusting and relying on a power greater than ourselves, we don’t “work” on our problems or difficulties for we have turned our will and our lives completely over to the care of God. Having chosen to live on the Spiritual Basis we know today a Power Greater Than Ourselves is the doer, not us.
What is required of us, just like physical exercise, is consistent action in purpose, so we pray when prayer is indicated, meditate regularly and serve those suffering in spirit from a place of joy, the joy found in helping another without expectation of acknowledgement or personal gain. Turning to Him who has all knowledge and power when filled with fear and doubt, our demonstration in faith to relax and take it easy, for all mental working should be relaxed, gentle, and unhurried for mental hard work defeats itself remembering: “We have ceased fighting everything and everyone, we have to” in so doing we become more efficient, effective, a light set upon a hill, an attraction to those in need of help and solace, a demonstration of Serenity in action.
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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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