Are You Righteous?

Are You Righteous?

Righteous. This word has been married with “self” so often its true spiritual significance has become obscured, the true meaning clouded in much the same way as meek is spiritually misunderstood. Since placing our feet on the path; wholeheartedly committed to Living on the Spiritual Basis, to become a righteous person means we are not only living by right conduct but embracing right thinking. Right thinking, now there is a loaded term. Right thinking, spiritually, entails keeping an open mind, remaining teachable, refusing to accept negative thoughts or conditions as God’s will, to embrace and truly practice patience, tolerance, kindliness and love with everyone, in every area of our lives.

Being “righteous” requires us to view all as children of a loving Creator (however agreeable or disagreeable we may find them) saluting the Spark of the Divine within all without becoming servile or scraping. By walking this path, we avoid becoming “Self-righteous” and a holier than thou spiritual imperialist, the deadly trap of Spiritual Pride sidestepped. As such, our lives, the true demonstration of the path, will naturally attract inquiry from those seeking a better way of living but we must steer clear of argument and debate with those bent solely on confrontation, releasing them with love and compassion, while standing ready to witness to the truth we have come to embrace with tact and commonsense. The rule is: Never argue with a closed mind, let the light of your life be your testimony in faith, the only argument to which there truly is no reply.

To sum up: To be righteous means not only our conduct is right, but we maintain an open mind and heart, remaining teachable, while honestly sharing our heartfelt beliefs with tact, love and forbearance, whenever or wherever it will serve any good purpose. So being righteous is a highly desirous, glorious state of being, truly free of the concerns of self, serenity personified.   

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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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