September 16-A, 2022

Taggart Lake 06/29/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Wyoming
We feel our way along The Way.  
We feel our way to The Way.

If we are thinking,
we are not feeling.

Thinking about a feeling
is not feeling the feeling.
We cannot feel a thought,
and we cannot think a feeling.

Thinking enables us to consider
our options.
Considering our options means
feeling how we feel about them.

Feelings guide us to what needs to be done,
and not done.

Feelings set a certain tone.
Our way of being has a tonal quality about it,
a feel to it.

Rather than think about who we want to be,
we might feel about how we want to feel,
and allow our feelings to guide us into being.

We might practice feeling how want to feel.
Centered, perhaps.
Integrated/at one.
At home with ourselves...

Feeling how we want to feel
has implications for what we do.
Certain actions rule out certain feelings.
Certain feelings rule out certain actions.

Feel how you want to feel
and let your actions,
your choices,
fall into place around how you feel.

It will be a different way
of doing your life.


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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