November 07-A, 2022

Along Eagle Nest Trail 08/13/2009 Oil Paint Rendered — Lake Higgins Park, Greensboro, North Carolina
Water seeks its own level,
as does every other thing.

The Cosmos and all there is therein
are all looking for balance,
oneness within and without,
the Elysian Fields,
the Farther Shore,
the Pure Land,

The stable state of a gyroscope,
not static,
but fluid in a controlled,
well-managed sense,
always within the normal range
of operationally necessary wobbles and rolls,
steadily on the beam,
in accord with Yin and Yang,
aligned with the Tao,
doing our thing in ways necessary
to the good of the whole,
of the entirety 
of which we are a part,
true to ourselves
and to the collective--
at one with ourselves and all else--
in each situation as it arises
is the ideal
for which everything strives without end.

We do not know why.

It is who we are.

"Our hearts are restless
until they rest in Thee,
and Thee, and Thee..."

World truly without end, Amen.


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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