January 23-B, 2023

Baxter Creek Bridge Oil Paint Rendered — Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Big Creek District, Waterville, North Carolina
Throw away the theologies,
the doctrines,
the dogmas,
the sutras,
the dharma,
etc.

In their place recognize
integrity,
sincerity,
spontaneity,
emptiness,
stillness,
silence,
balance,
harmony,
original nature,
innate virtues/traits/characteristics,
spirit/vitality/life.

Remove noise/complexity/drama.

See and do
what needs to be done
here and now
when/where/how it needs to be done
for no reason other than
it needs to be done,
in each situation as it arises,
no matter what,
throughout the time left for living.

This is all we need 
to create a life
worth living
with liberty and justice for all.

It is simple,
doable,
and it works.

And it is already
the basis of life
for those who know what's what.

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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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