Chits and Giggles

Chits and Giggles

We are constantly bombarded with all manner of messages of doom and gloom. Right now, a television program is airing dealing with the demise of mankind at the hands of: this or that political party, super volcanoes, climate change, nuclear winter, aliens, asteroid/comet strike, EMP blasts, Book Of Revelations, any of a variety of pathogens from plague to flu (naturally occurring or man-made), the Earth’s magnetic field flipping, galactic alignment and the day wouldn’t be complete without something from the Mack daddy of all doom and gloomers: Nostradamus. Oh, and that is just broadcast TV, the array of these programs on pay services can keep someone occupied for uncounted hours, with entire channels dedicated to them. Then of course there is the internet. Scroll through your daily feed and you are sure to find some.

So, for chits and giggles, let’s say you knew for certain a world ending calamity was about to happen, would it fundamentally change your behavior? If we answer yes, then we have missed the point of Living on the Spiritual Basis. To be clear: jobs and other secular pursuits would fall to irrelevance and our focus would turn to the people and things which truly matter if the end of days were indeed at hand, but what of our behavior, the way we live? Some time ago a clean and sober friend commented in the most casual of ways that if something like this was about to happen they would get a hold of the best booze and drugs they could lay their hands on and party like it was the end of the world, since it was. This attitude misses one of the central points of spiritual living: everyone has a sell-by-date, one day we will all transcend this flesh and somersault into eternity, the only difference here knowing the time and that it’s going to be a group event, nothing else fundamentally changed.

The question then is: do we walk the way we talk? If we would cast aside the path we are on if circumstances changed, then we are not truly Living on the Spiritual Basis, are in fact living on self-based thinking while merely paying lip service to spiritual based living. So, the good news is if we would change our behavior if we knew our expiration date, we now know there is work to do, so we get down to causes and conditions and embrace Living on the Spiritual Basis in truth, stepping out on to the true road of happy destiny, leaving self-based fear thinking behind. Oh, and remember so far, every end of the world prediction has been wrong, so, do yourself a favor, skip the doom and gloom shows and never click on those “End Of The World” links. Your welcome.

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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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