November 01-A, 2022

Ramsey Creek 02 11/07/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Greenbriar District, Cosby, Tennessee
We keep hoping to find it,
when it is all a matter of being it.

We bring it forth.
We do not stumble upon it,
dig it out of the ground,
find the buried treasure.

We are the treasure.
The treasure is buried in us!

We have to turn the light around
and get busy living in light 
of a different goal.

The goal of aligning ourselves
with our original/essential nature
and the innate virtues/character
that are ours from conception.

Being who we are!

Listening to our heart,
to our stomach,
to our bones,
to our nighttime dreams--
all of the things arising
from within,
from our own body!
Our own soul!

Bringing those things to life in our life.
Learning to dance
and play,
laugh and sing,
enjoy our lives,
and one another.

Just being ourselves just as we are,
alive in our life,
and glad to be here,
doing our thing
as only we can do it,
all our life long.

Living like that
is having it made!


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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