November 28, 2020


The Light at the Edge of the Woods 11/04/2020 — 22-Acre W00ds, Indian Land, South Carolina, an iPhone Photo
If our heart isn't in what we are doing,
it shows.
We can't fake heart.
Better that we listen to heart--
and do what heart says do,
and not do what heart says don't do.
We make our biggest mistakes
not listening to heart.
Or confusing heart with Eros,
and waking up in some version
of the Wasteland,
wondering how we got there.


It is too bad we aren't born 
with experience.
Because it takes listening with experience
to know what we are hearing.

But no one is keeping score,
and it doesn't matter how long it takes,
and all it takes is waking up,
and all waking up takes is experience,
so, what's the problem?

There is no problem!

Live on! Live on!



Lake Chicot 03 09/27/2015 — Lake Chicot State Park, Ville Platte, Louisiana
Everything is moving
all the time.

The only still point in the entire cosmos
is at the very center of ourselves.

Finding the core of who we are--
"the face that was ours
before our parents were born"--
the qualities,
that are as our fingerprints
and the cones of our irises,
unique among all humans
who have ever lived,
or will ever live,
and living out of our individuality
in ways that incarnate,
and make plain
the person we are
in the way we live our life
is the Opus we are here to compose,
and bring forth
in the time and place of our living.

How are you coming along with that?

What would help you with your work?

Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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