July 23-B, 2022

Pilings at Twilight 10/31/2010 Oil Paint Rendered — Silver Lake, Ocracoke Island, Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Our primary obligation is to our life.
To live it as fully as possible,
as well as possible,
as long as possible,
toward the end of expressing,
ourselves as completely as possible.

We are here to discover
and incarnate who we are
in the here/now of our living.

Our life is the medium through which
we express ourselves
and see/know who we are.

An accurate self-expression,
true to our heart/soul
within the circumstances of our living
is the essence of a life well-lived.

We live to know
and be
who we are.

To do that,
we need an environment
which encourages and celebrates that.

The self-development of people--
all people everywhere--
ourselves included,
is what we are to be about,
in every way,
on every level.

Everything else falls into place
around that.

This is the work of being human.

How are you coming along with it?
What do you need in order to do it?
What will it take to have what you need?


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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