Prison By Choice

Prison By Choice

Wishing to get even, to take revenge, to balance the scales, to repay in kind are natural human sentiments, a wild justice; all manifestations of living on the secular basis. Conversely, Living on the Spiritual Basis teaches us that “hatred ceases not with hatred.” Though the crimes and acts committed may be horrendous, even beyond the pale, we must take a higher road mentally to be free. To be clear: those who have transgressed society’s laws and been found culpable should suffer the punishments stipulated, the principle though of condemning the act, not the actor paramount if we are to be free of the bondage of self and limitation thinking.

Our course then is to turn to a Power Greater Than Ourselves, and though the guilty may have committed acts seemingly unforgivable, we must give them over root and branch, otherwise we suffer along with the guilty for it takes two to make a spiritual prisoner, the guilty and the jailer and is not the jailer as surely in prison as the guilty? The jailer having it worse since the guilty are trapped until they become willing, while the jailer chooses to return of their own free will day after day, perpetuating resentment and condemnation in their heart, choosing morbid reflection over spiritual freedom. Prison or freedom, standing in the light or cowering in the dark, limitation or unlimited growth, the choice is always ours. “Let there be peace, and let it begin with me.” 

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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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