January 19-B, 2023

Swan Lake 07/05/2019 Oil Paint Rendered — Trumpeter Swans, Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina
Our practice consists of 
living in the service of
our original nature
and our innate virtues 
(traits, characteristics,
the things we do best),
in creating
and maintaining
an atmosphere,
orientation,
demeanor
which exemplifies
emptiness, stillness and silence,
balance and harmony,
sincerity, integrity, spontaneity,
spirit, vitality, life,
and avoids
noise,
complexity,
drama,
in doing what is called for
when,
where
and how,
in each situation as it arises
all our life long.

Put that in place
and magic will happen.

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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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