Proud, Angry and Preachy

Proud, Angry and Preachy

“Never try to force anyone to accept spiritual truth.” No one, absolutely no one will permanently accept anything forced upon them. Long experience demonstrates they will go along for a time but as soon as the opportunity presents itself to escape, they will. Spiritual Pride clothed in self-righteousness has driven many to attempt to control others, for their own good of course, and it is a powerful aphrodisiac.

Remember, self-righteous is the opposite of being righteous before God. The righteous individual embodies humility, the self-righteous is holier-than-thou. The righteous, loving, caring, and considerate. The self-righteous, angry, preachy, self-satisfied and quite “proud” of themselves. As children of the Most High we strive to be righteous but stand guard over the issues of our Heart to avoid the alluring trap of becoming self-righteous spiritual tyrants. 

The sands of time are littered with those who began with right motives, who then fell victim to self-righteousness. They forgot the base reality that all are equal in the eyes of the Miraculous, the ultimate demonstration in truth our practice of Divine Love toward all, regardless of their station or how they may offend. So, we do not preach at anyone, but demonstrate humility, patience, tolerance and above all Love in our actions, standing ready to be of service while avoiding answering the unasked questions,becoming the embodiment of attraction rather than promotion. 

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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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