December 13-B, 2022

Two Swans Oil Paint Rendered — Swan Lake, Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina
How we see things
creates what we see.
Changing how we see things
changes everything.

Seeing is also not-seeing,
keeping us from seeing
what we do not see.

What we see
is how we see
what we are looking at.

A shift in perspective
transforms the world.

Control how we see
what we look at
and you control 
what we do.

The future depends upon
who sees what how now.

Who is in charge of 
how you see what you look at?
Your future belongs to them.

Practice seeing how you see.
Notice what governs/influences
your seeing.
Become super-sensitive
to how people use the media
to cant your seeing
by the way they talk about
what they want you to look at.

Become curious about how you get
your point of view.
Where does it come from?
Who would be proud of you
for seeing/feeling
the way you see/feel?

How do you know 
what you think you know?
Who says so?
Who agrees with you?
Whom do you agree with?

Assumptions and inferences
enable us to see
what isn't there--
force us to see
what isn't there.

Get to the bottom of everything.

Ask all of the questions
that beg to be asked.

Say all of the things
that cry out to be said.

Notice what you are not asking,
are not saying.
Ask and say those things.

Every day.
In every situation as it arises.


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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