We are all confronted by spiritual tyrants in the course of our lives. When this happens, our course is to stand firm, stating our beliefs and understanding of Spiritual principles with clarity and tact, resisting the temptation to reply in anger or condemnation or worse compromise our beliefs as a strategy for avoiding the necessary confrontation. Tyrants only view this as weakness, our failure to stand strong in faith providing them license to bully others. To be clear: it is unlikely they will be moved by our calm and measured response, it matters not. For in truth, an individual’s demonstration belongs only to them, and all reap as they sow. Living on the Spiritual Basis we stand and deliver, with patience, kindness, tolerance, and love. And when we fall short of this ideal; and we all will from time to time for such is the nature of being human, we must always be gentle when dealing with ourselves, profiting from all experiences, sharing openly and honestly our highs and lows, successes, and failures.
AND Remember: liking or agreeing with someone is not a requisite for saluting their innate spirituality; but this recognition is our ultimate responsibility to one another as children of Divine Love. In living this way, we remain free of resentments, anger, condemnation, and the temptation to exercise personal power over others, thus avoiding the deadly trap of Spiritual Pride, and of becoming tyrants our self.
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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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