July 21-B, 2022

Mount Robson Aspen 09/27/2009 Oil Paint Rendered — Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia
When the door opens,
walk through.

The tricky part 
is knowing the right door 
when it opens.

It is not necessarily
the door we want to open.

"That which you seek
lies far back 
in the darkest corner
of the cave
you most don't want to enter"
(Joseph Campbell).

Walking through a door open
to what we most don't want to do.
Is that courageous or stupid?
It takes going to know.

We have to know what is on 
the other side of the door.
We owe it to ourselves to find out.
Knowing what we will learn
positions us to know the right door
when it opens,
which makes any door the right door,
in that the worst it can do
is lead us to the right door.

So, walk through every open door
with your eyes open,
knowing you do not know what you are doing,
and not caring what your chances are,
but paying attention to everything,
searching for clues that call you on,
or send you searching
for another door,
standing open,
winking at you,
blowing kisses your way,
saying "How about me, Sweetie?"


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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