Author: Jimmy Cioe

Virtue Series – Part 8

PATIENCE – is the willingness to await the outworking of natural processes. Patience stresses calmness or composure under suffering or provocation or in performing a demanding task. Impatience with another person arises from lack of tolerance and a selfish peevishness to have one’s own way. To fail to take the time to explain to a child or employee what is to be done and then jump down his throat because the task was not performed as desired is a typical example of impatience. Impatience is a major source of irritability in our world, and much of this is due...

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Virtue Series – Part 7

Humility – connotes the absence of arrogance, snobbishness, selfishness, pride, boastfulness and self-satisfaction. Humility does not imply weakness; rather is the result of strength, power and true personal completeness so that one need not feel he must contend for a place in the sun. Similarly, meekness is the absence of wrath, and it stems from a sense of complete control over one’s environment. Humility is the awareness of one’s shortcomings in view of the knowledge that Virtue always recedes from one’s present standing and that one has far to go to achieve...

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Virtue Series – Part 6

FORBEARANCE – is self-possession and serenity of mind under any provocation and conveys the patient lack of a desire for retaliation. It is the overcoming of revengeful reaction to personal affronts and injuries. The nursing of grudges only breeds bitterness and psychosomatic illnesses. Forbearance is an attitude of non-resistance and a bending with the situation. Knowledge of karmic law provides the comfort that one’s desires for retaliation against an offender is pointless in light of the natural law of action and reaction. The offender will suffer karmically without our engaging in destructive thoughts; thus forbearance breaks the circle of...

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Virtue Series – Part 5

DEVOTION – is the consecration of oneself to an ideal or a cause such as to the service of the Highest Good for All. Devotion implies singleness of purpose which supplies an interest so great that serving the object of one’s devotion is a joyful, untiring experience. The finer emotions of allegiance, faithfulness, loyalty, steadfastness and reverence are involved in devotion, but to this is added the zeal in service due to love of and personal attachment to the object of devotion. During this entr√©e into the Season of giving I’ve been thinking about the lessons learned from doing...

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Recovery Community Messaging Training Coming to Asheville

Way back I became attached to the idea of bringing Recovery Messaging to Asheville. It just took a while to find a place. Thanks to the efforts of @RCNC_RCO‘s Doc Holiday, all rested up from his Ok Corral adventure and Vaya Health’s own UN Ambassador to All Things Recovery (and Peer Support Training) Richie Tannerhill, we finally have a location. Richie’s been doing Messaging in the outlying areas for quite a while but I had me a hankering to come to Asheville so all three of us could come together to give our spins on Messaging and the Recovery Movement. It’s Friday the 13th of January 2017. The Chinese tell us that Friday/13 is a lucky number perceived as a harbinger of change. Change is the one-word answer I give to the question, “What is recovery?” So I’m feeling particularly spiritual when I ponder the great tale of Messaging and the Recovery Movement coming to the great spiritual center of the Smoky mountains – Asheville – as a welcome to the great new Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness – ¬†sunriseinasheville.org on a day of change!! Don’t forget to register! Maybe see you...

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