August 08-C, 2022

Silver Lake 10/26/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — Ocracoke Island, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina
This is an excerpt from "The Nature of Spiritual Reality I,"
from my book, "A Handbook for the Spiritual Journey" on WordPress:

All knowing is tentative, 
specific to this here and this now, 
and things are always shifting, 
calling for something different 
in the next here and now, 
or the one after that. 

and roadmaps 
are of no use on the Hero’s Journey. 

A Guidebook that starts out, 
“Listen to yourself all the way, 
and when listening to yourself--
Your heart, 
your body (symptoms and 'feelings'),
your dreams,
your intuition,
your instinct--
leads to a dead end, 
keep listening to yourself 
to get out of there 
and back on the path,” 
is the best guide there is. 

Keep consulting it 
to remind yourself 
of the importance 
of remembering 
to listen to yourself.

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.

2 thoughts on “August 08-C, 2022

  1. I can’t say that I hope you’re doing well. Obviously you’re doing. I can’t say that I hope you’re well. Seems to me that you’re well. So keep it up for all of us. Thinking of you.


  2. Hi Susan, Doing well, slipping here, having lapses there, but all in the center of the bell-shaped curve for my age group. I’m looking forward to my next time around–I’m sure I can do better, and there is so much that needs to be done! I hope our paths cross again there! I’m sure we will recognize each other, and have no clue about how. It will be great! Even if we are horses. Or roses.


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