No Sacred Cows

No Sacred Cows

Sacred cows, pretty much everyone has some, the obvious ones being sports teams, political parties and religion. Ever try to talk to a Yankee fan about the Red Sox, a liberal about conservatives or a Lutheran about Catholics? Of course, the reverse is true in all examples as well, little chance of concord or common ground being achieved in any case. A “die hard” fan or true believer is not interested in anything that runs contrary to their “belief.” A while back there was a story of two baseball fans who crossed paths in a bar. Their “conversation” ending in a knifing and death, two lives and their families forever changed over meaningless sacred cows. Is it any wonder many wars have started over little more? Millions if not billions of lives, since man began keeping score, have been sacrificed at the altar of one sacred cow or another.

Write this on your heart in bold letters: NO SACRED COWS. Clearly, there is nothing wrong with rooting for a team, holding political beliefs or belonging to a religion. The error comes when we let emotions over run our common sense and we begin objectifying those we disagree with, looking “down” on them, embracing the greatest sin of all: Righteous Pride. To be clear: common sense, when one is Living on the Spiritual Basis, is the knowledge what is sacred is our relationship one to another, that we are all valued, truly children of the Miraculous. So root for your team, participate in the political process as much or as little as suits you and by all means practice your religion but never lose sight of the truly sacred: the love of “Our Father” for all His children and our sacred duty to salute the Divine in all, even if we believe they root for the wrong team.
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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 with accompanying videos that can be found as well on YouTube and LinkedIn at Vincent Lee Jones.

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