November 07-B, 2022

Canoes on Moraine Lake 09/23/2009 Oil Paint Rendered — Banff National Park, Alberta
The Farther Shore is never farther away
than the fore-shortened distance
from the canoes to the moraine.

It is a matter of perspective,
of "turning the light around,"
of seeing with eyes
that see things as they are:
Oneness everywhere,
right here,
right now,
for those with eyes to see.

What do you see?
Look again!
There is more to everything
than meets the eye.

All it takes is looking
in a different way
to see that it is so.

How we look limits what we see.

Expectations and opinions
prejudice the judge and the jury.

Seeing without expectation or opinion,
judgment or conviction,
transforms the world
by letting in the light.

Walking in the light
is seeing like that.

It takes a lot of looking
to be able to see.


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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