Flaws and Perfection

Flaws and Perfection

What is perfection? A child’s laugh, a bright spring day, the family gathered together for the holidays, a content cat, chocolate, all these things and infinitely more may be perfect but only in the most subjective of ways: i.e. in the “eye of the beholder.” Descartes held “existence itself is perfection,” which extrapolated could lead one down the path of “everything” being perfect. So clearly the concept of perfection can be often perfectly ambiguous.

So, what then is “Spiritual” perfection? And what flawed human could ever hope to attain it? No one among us has lived or is living life perfectly, mistakes commonplace, stumbling often. Spiritual perfection then is not living perfectly but holding to the perfection of Spirit. Living on the Spiritual Basis teaches us that all are connected in Spirit, the perfect eternal spark of the Divine existing in each of us regardless of station, belief, or circumstance, all equal in the eyes of the Miraculous, this Divine Love for us perfect; beyond the vagaries of time and flesh. So, by a wholehearted commitment, day by day, to grow in Spiritual understanding and service to our brothers and sisters we approach “perfection” for though this flesh will never be perfect our devotion, day by day, to Spiritual principles and our willingness to step out in faith, though often trembling, can be.

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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 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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