Halfhearted Half Measures

Halfhearted Half Measures

We have all “halfheartedly” went about things in our life. Now, in truth, when we embarked, we may have been full of commitment, eyes shiny with hoped for results, but then the fire waned and so did our pledge. No? Have any unfinished “projects” lying around the house, perhaps buried in the back of a closet or worse seemingly mocking you every time you walk by them? Exercise equipment serving as a clothes rack, perhaps hiding in the garage or a shelf full of dusty self-help/diet books? Perchance some diet food aging gracefully in the cupboard or freezer?

On the secular plane doing things half halfheartedly does carry a price and the results are evident all around us: poorly built homes have tenants, a meal prepared without interest eaten without joy or thanks given, work done with no real passion or commitment still draws a paycheck, at least for a while. Spiritually though, freedom from the bondage of self requires total commitment, halfhearted half measures resulting not only in our failure to demonstrate but instilling the false belief we tried but the universe didn’t deliver, believing we really are unworthy or God is just too busy with things more important than us, reflecting morbidly our constant companion.

Nonsense. NONSENSE. God is source, “Our Father” in every sense and our birthright is to be happy, joyous and free. We are His children, children of the Miraculous and all the gifts and blessings this relationship represents are ours for the asking but we must ask without reservation, standing firm in faith, consistent in our prayers, meditations and service for spiritually, halfhearted half measures truly only avail us lack and a sense of disconnect from that which is true and good: our place as part of the Great Creative Life Force.
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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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