“Man is essentially spiritual, the image and likeness of God, and therefore he is made for the spiritual basis, and he cannot really succeed on any other.” Emmet Fox. Living on the Spiritual Basis requires focus and commitment. Halfhearted demonstrations lead inevitably to struggle, unhappiness and ultimate failure in spirit. Wishing to enjoy the reputation of someone who embraces spiritual principles but live with one foot in the secular and one in the spiritual leads only to discontent and strife, for the double minded individual is unstable in all their ways.
We step from ship to shore spiritually by engaging in consistent heartfelt prayer, meditation and selfless service, eschewing the carnal fear driven voice by these demonstrations in faith. Living in this manner we have come to understand the “rain falls on the just and unjust” equally, everyone touched by the vagaries of living, these moments all opportunities to either demonstrate over fear, or be dominated by it. Living On The Spiritual Basis sets us free, regardless of current circumstances.
So, speak to the Miraculous in prayer, withholding nothing and unburden yourself of the last vestiges of self-centered fear and stride out wholeheartedly on to the only truly successful basis for living, the Spiritual Basis.
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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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