January 26, 2021

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Dune Walker 02 03/12/2007 Oil Paint Rendered — Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California
The ideal human being,
from my point of view,
does what is theirs to do,
and steps back,
letting nature take its course.

The ideal human being
would not see money 
as the path to power--
asking, "Power over whom?
In the service of what?"--
but as a means of providing
the tools necessary 
to do their work.

The ideal human being
would not impose anything
on anyone,
but would assume good faith
on the part of everyone,
and would trust everyone
to do their part
in serving the good of the whole,
with sincerity,
non-contrivance,
balance and harmony
being the highest interests
of culture and society.

They would spend their time
in devotion to their cause
of integrating opposites
by being present with,
and aware of,
their current circumstances,
living from their center,
which is the center of the whole,
and doing their thing
in response to the needs of the moment,
in each situation as it arises.

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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