May 17, 2021

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Tree on a Hill Oil Paint Rendered
We spend very little time
living the moment
as the moment needs to be lived.

We live the moment to get what we want,
or to avoid what we don't want.
Exploiting,
manipulating,
contriving,
forcing,
striving,
managing,
positioning ourselves
to profit from the moment
and gain great benefit
and personal advantage
to apply in all moments
flowing from this one.

This is a strategy people embrace
and employ worldwide. 

A quick glance around
provides ample evidence
of its worthlessness.

In it's place,
I recommend
living each moment
the way the moment 
needs to be lived
for the sake of 
the good of the moment.

Let's try it that way
for a month
and see what happens.

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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