September 05-C, 2022

Hay in the Field 02 07/05/2019 Panorama Oil Paint Rendered — Rembert, South Carolina
What are the forces 
of destabilization in your life?
How do you counteract them?

When we are able to deal with
what faces us in our life
like a gyroscope turning 
out of its own center,
we are grounded upon
our original nature
and the innate virtues
that are ours from birth,
and living with integrity
and sincerity,
trusting ourselves to respond
spontaneously to each situation
as it arises
in light of what is called for here/now--
offering us the flexibility
to dance with the moment,
without fear, dread or anxiety,
free to be ourselves
in the time and place of our living.

And that is the most precious
kind of freedom there is.


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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