October 16-A, 2022

Confluence 02 11/01/2014 Oil Paint Rendered — Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Greenbriar District, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
What is the origin of the motivation 
to do what is necessary to be 
a life-long student of the moment,
of the here/now?

The Buddha sat under the Bo Tree
until enlightenment dawned.

Jesus went to the cross
rather than not be true to himself.


What motivated them to be so single-minded
in their service to the truth of who they were?

How did they get to be fearlessly dedicated
to the work of incarnating their essential nature
and their innate character--
while others were nonchalantly allowing 
their work of the same ilk to pass on by?

There is only being true to ourselves
and the work that is ours to do,
which is the work that needs us to do it,
when, where and how it needs to be done
in each moment as it arises
all our life long.

Delightful pastimes and 
entertaining amusements

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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