August 03-B, 2022

Moonrise the Mittens Oil Paint Rendered — Monument Valley, Navajo tribal Park, Arizona
What to do is never a problem
for those firmly established
upon the Anchor Stone
of their original nature
and the innate virtues
that come with them from the womb.

When we live out of who we are
instead of out of trying to get
what we want,
what to do is always right there,
waiting to be done.

In every moment of every situation
as it arises,
there is something that needs to be done,
when, where, and how it needs to be done,
waiting especially for us,
with our particular gifts/shtick/way/etc.
to do it.

Once we are tuned into us,
living out of who we are,
looking for what is ours to do,
what to do is always before us,
waving, winking, shouting, calling out,
"Over here! Here I am! I need your help NOW!"

If I had been attuned to me,
at one with me,
aligned with me,
in sync with me,
in accord with me,
earlier in my life,
I would have read Joseph Campbell sooner,
and taken Spanish in college,
and that would have made all the difference.

I hope to do that next time.

What do you hope for
on your next trip through time and space?


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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