The Biggest Fool

The Biggest Fool

To recognize failure intelligently is the first step toward building success.
We all fail, often. The question is do we profit from the experience or reflect morbidly on it?

We can have anything in life that we really want, but we must be prepared to take the responsibilities that go with it.
Why do so many desire success spiritually but fail to demonstrate? The Great Universal Mind, God, knows if we are prepared and cannot, will not ever bring anything into our life that will overwhelm or harm us. So our success is determined by our preparation.

The Universe is ready the moment we are.
Who would try to run a marathon without first training or fly a plane with no prior instruction, yet spiritually many, if not most, expect The Universe to deliver just because they asked, essentially asking to win the race while promising to train afterwards. Our responsibility then is to consistently train ourselves to see the Great Reality within all, recognizing all are connected in Spirit, no one beyond the pale, all deserving of the chance to grow in awareness regardless of the past or current circumstances, in this way we prepare ourselves for success.  

The biggest fool of all is the man who bothers about outer things and neglects his own consciousness. If we have no time for prayer and meditation, we will have lots of time for sickness and trouble.
Toward the end of the movie Tombstone, Doc Holliday is receiving last rites from a Catholic priest as Wyatt Earp walks in. Doc comments to Wyatt “I was just investigating the mysteries of the Church of Rome. It appears my hypocrisies know no bounds.” Hypocrisy had little to do with it. We all chose the course of our lives, many however putting off to tomorrow their “investigation.”  For Doc Holliday, at least in this movie, better late than never but since most of us cannot rely on cards and a quick gun hand for our source and security, ultimately failing Doc in the end as he faced the inevitable, we chose the sure bet to truly succeed: to Practice the Presence of God daily through prayer, meditation and selfless service.
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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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