Finding our way to The Way one situation at a time. I don't know how great it will be, but I expect it will be interesting, and I look forward to it going on past all reason because wonder is just that way. Are you coming or not?
The nature of the spiritual quest
is a shift in perspective
that allows us to see how things are
without being overwhelmed and undone.
We see into the heart of things,
grasp the nature of things,
know what is true
and what is also true,
and are essentially okay with that knowledge.
The camera can become a tool
and a metaphor
for the perspective shift
that transforms our being in the world.
It is not the photograph
that is the reason for our photography,
but the seeing,
the "getting it."
We have the possibility of seeing
through the viewfinder
what the guy saw
when the Buddha held up the flower.
Every scene is a potential
"doorway of perception."
It's a matter of orientation and intention,
awareness and attention.
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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