November 01-B, 2022

Black-eyed Susan Oil Paint Rendered
We live our life
finding our life
and living it.

Seeking our life
and settling into it.

Coming to be who we are.

This is the Tao
at work in our life,
getting us together with our life,
over the time left for living.

Teaching us the keys
to balance and harmony,
knowing when we are within
the Zone of Awareness,
At One With Who We Are,
and when we are outside of it,
looking for it,
not clear about what it is
and what it isn't,
seeking the boundaries,
the landmarks,
the lines
separating us from not-us,
living between Yin and Yang,
narrowing the distance,
expanding our horizons,
becoming one with all things
by being just as we are,
with our "just so-ness"
merging with everything's "just so-ness,"
and being at peace at last,
in a "This Too, This Too," 
"Thou Art That," 
"Neti Neti," kind of way.


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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