July 06-B, 2022

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Great Blue Heron 06 05/20/2011
Everything starts with
and flows from
autonomy.

You have to have the right
and the freedom
to be who you are,
living out of your own sense
of direction and purpose,
being true to your original nature
and the innate virtues
that are yours at birth.

You have to have the right
and the freedom
of your own "Yes" and "No."
That means you have to have access
to your own "Yes" and "No."

They do not come from your head.
They come from your heart--
from your body.

You have to have the autonomy,
the right and the freedom,
to live from your own body-mind.
Even your brain-mind (your thinking-mind)
has to take the back seat
to your body-mind (your feeling/sensing-mind).

How close is your relationship
with your body-mind?
How often to you consciously consult
your body-mind?
How often does your brain-mind
ask your body-mind,
"Is this 'Yes' or 'No'?"?

The first step to freedom
is to know what your body-mind knows
and to have the autonomy
to take your orders
for direction, purpose and action
from your body-mind.

Until we are free to live from our body-mind,
we are not free at all.

That's the first thing.
Everything else flows from
and falls into place around
that.

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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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