January 13-B, 2023

The Beach House 11/01/2012 Oil Paint Rendered — Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Growing up
is shifting our perspective
examining our perceptions,
evaluating what's important
and changing our mind
about a lot of things.

When was the last time 
you changed your mind
about what's important?

If being alive doesn't do that for you,
try being alive with your eyes open.

Enlightenment is nothing more
than seeing what's what
and changing our mind about what matters most--
and allowing the implications of that
to impact our life as they will.

Growing up.

Enlightenment is growing up.

And changing the way we live
to reflect the life
that is ours to live
in doing what is called for
at the right time,
in the right place,
in the right way,
and being good for nothing--
not morally/ethically/puritanically good,
but good for what needs to be done,
when, where and how it needs to be done,
no matter what.


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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