Our True Success

Our True Success

Success is characteristically measured by possessions, popularity, living the “good” life and so on. Chasing “secular” health is about looking and feeling good at any price, taking, using, and doing whatever to achieve something which is passing at best. Conversely Spiritual success is measured by the peace, poise, and serenity we demonstrate when facing life’s inevitable difficulties, and while possessions are to be enjoyed, they lack any real spiritual significance and if they stand in the way of our Spiritual growth, are easily cast aside. Spiritually our health is not only about the body; as Good Shepherds we do not misuse it or ignore its care, but we now understand we are so much more than this flesh, that we truly are a Spark of the Divine, eternal, existing before this flesh was conceived, existing beyond its certain return to the dust and ash from which it came. Secular: the opinions of others have power to color our choices and decisions. Spiritually: the opinions of others none of our business, for when we are right with the Miraculous all other relationships and conditions can and will fall into place, harmoniously.

As we transition from living on the secular basis to Living on the Spiritual Basis our whole attitude about life and living changes. The feeling of uselessness and self-pity disappears, we lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Spiritual Sight, intuitive thinking and inspiration become operative in our lives. So, Spiritual or secular, harmony or confusion, freedom or bondage, the choice is ours. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Living on the Spiritual Basis we are no longer of this world, but we are in it; life simplified, no longer at odds with people, places, or things. Truly free of the fear driven life, a wonderful demonstration of true success.

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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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