November 27-A, 2022

Moonset Panorama 12/11/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — Price Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
We think it would be great
if we could write the script
for our life.

What would really be great
is letting our life have the reins
and allowing it to show us
what it has in mind.

Just getting out of the way
and permitting our life
to live itself.

Having no agenda or goals,
no plans or desires.
Responding to our circumstances
in ways that move with the flow
of events
toward whatever seems to be
the most appropriate response
to the occasion.

And letting that take us 
to the most appropriate response
to the next occasion.

With no end in sight,
and no contriving,
anything at all ever.

Never thinking,
"How can I make this happen,
and avoid that,
in order to land over there?"

Merely seeing what is called for
and doing that
using only the gifts of our original nature
and our innate qualities/characteristics.

Giving our life permission
to show us what it can do.

That would be really great!


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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