August 29-B, 2022

Maple Leaf 11/14/2009 Oil Paint Rendered
Take refuge in your original nature
and in your innate virtues.

These are our superpowers,
and our ever-present help
in time of trouble.

We sink into who we are
and do what is ours to do,
becoming who we are uniquely
suited to be
in each situation as it arises,
like Clark Kent
becoming Superman.

Doing it like it needs to be done
the way only we can do it.

This is the way that is The Way
in all of the times and places,
conditions and circumstances,
of our living.

Our place is to know who we are
and what is ours to do,
and what we have no business doing,
following the adage of the old shaman,
"We are who we always have been, 
and who we will be."

We only have to solve that riddle
to claim the boon 
as a blessing and a grace upon the land
and all who live therein.


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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