November 12-B, 2022

American Buddha 2015 Oil Paint Rendered — Benson Mott Lockwood 1870 – 1896, Crystal Springs City Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Everyone who knows
knows the same things.

Everyone who is capable of knowing
is waiting to hear,
to see,
to understand,
the way to realization/enlightenment/comprehension
they are on the brink of achieving,
and need the right nudge
at the right time
to grasp the "Aha! Moment,"
the "Eureka! Click,"
that opens the way,
that clears the path,
to further inquiry,
and deeper/wider/higher understanding/

No one is the prefect human being.
Everyone is capable of being
as perfect as they can be.
But perfection is meaningless
in that there is no end state to achieve.

“If you went in search of it, 
you would not find 
the boundaries of the soul, 
though you traveled every road, 
so deep is its measure.” — Heraclitus 

There is more to know than can be known,
and it is unfolding before us all of the time.

There is no steady state of being.
Only a path winding forever before us,
calling out:
"More wonders ahead!
And more to wonder about!
Keep asking, seeking, searching!
Pondering! Peering! Poking! Perceiving!
Come on! Come on!"


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.

2 thoughts on “November 12-B, 2022

  1. Thanks for that, Jim.

    It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Ken Kesey…………. “The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer. They think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.”

    Ken Kesey

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