December 17-B, 2022

Around Bass Lake 02 10/12/2014 Oil Paint Rendered — Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
How satisfied (1-10, poor to great) are you
with your life?

How dependent on (How often do you use?)
drugs and alcohol are you?

How high/low is the status of your 
balance and harmony?

The degree of your energy, spirit, vitality?

The amount of joy you find in each day?

The quality of the meaning you have
in your life?

How much heart do you have in what you do?

How often you find yourself smiling
for no reason throughout the day?

What do you look forward to in each day?

What keeps you going?

What do you turn to
when you have nowhere to turn?

Based on your responses to these questions,
how important is it 
that you transform 
your relationship with your life?

If you were going to transform
your relationship with your life,
how would you go about doing it?

How often have you transformed
your relationship with your life
up to this point?

I find that everything flows from
and leads to
emptiness, stillness and silence.

We only have to trust ourselves to it,
do what needs to be done about it,
and re-evaluate the outcomes
all along the way.


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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