November 25-A, 2022

Footbridge to Rough Ridge 02 07/14/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
It is all up to us--
waking up,
growing up, 
getting up
and doing what needs to be done...

No one can do it for us,
or talk us into it.
We are quite on our own.

Sizing things up.
Seeing what we look at.
Realizing what's what
and taking up the work
of transforming our relationships
with ourselves,
our life,
and other people.

I highly recommend
the no noise,
no complexity,
no drama
with it's no excuses,
no expectations,
no agenda,
no plans,
no opinions,
no judgment,
no whining,
no pouting,
no quitting--
just getting up
and doing what needs doing
moment to moment,
day to day,
no matter what

That is the path
that is not discernible as a path,
and is, therefore,
a most reliable path,
guaranteed to put things in their place,
restore balance and harmony,
put us in accord with the Tao,
restore Yin and Yang to their 
proper relationship,
so that all things turn
out of their own center
and serve the true good of the whole
and its parts.

Thinking there is something better than that
is what got us in the mess we are in. 

I suggest not going there.


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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