On ancient maps when the cartographer reached the end of what was known they would often write in the margin “There Be Dragons” to denote the unknown beyond the edges of the known, fear inculcated as fact, since they had probably never actually seen a dragon. Being a metaphysician, I find that margin note quite appropriate when embarking on any attempt to teach spiritual truth and principles. So many desire peace of heart and mind but remain tremulous in their seeking, fearing what lies ahead in their journey, whether that be what they may find within or how they will be viewed by others. The path of true enlightenment requires us to remain open to all teachers and teachings; the mistake is when we make any of them “sacred cows”, placed on metaphysical pedestals, beyond question or error.  

“We have to continue to learn. We have to be open. And we have to be ready to release our knowledge in order to come to a higher understanding of reality.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Remaining open to new ways of thinking and seeing the world around us is the road of enlightenment, but since we are constantly breaking new Spiritual ground the specter of “Dragons” is real. The carnal mind knows what it likes and most importantly is comfortable with and will attempt to fill us with fear and trepidation, Dragons, which will stifle our spiritual expansion. All that is required to become enlightened is consistency and an open mind and heart, coupled with the willingness to serve a greater destiny than our limited (carnal) imaginations can conceive. So, listen to opposing viewpoints and engage in constructive dialog where appropriate (be very wary of Dragons here and never argue with a closed, dogmatic mind) filtering everything through your evolving Spiritual Truthand understanding and never be afraid to share your beliefs and truth tactfully through the prism of love, Dragons be damned.

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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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