January 26-B, 2023

Fall on Little River 11/10/2006 Oil Paint Rendered — Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend District, Tennessee
All we need is a sounding board.
We all need a sounding board.
Someone with nothing at stake
in us or what becomes of us,
who can simply listen us to the truth
of what's what with us
enabling clarity,
bringing forth realization,
being, for us,
the vehicle of enlightenment,
who we are and how it is with us
in the here/now
of our life.

You do this for me.
In revealing myself to you,
I reveal myself to me,
and step with understanding
into each day.
More balanced and harmonious,
at one with the Tao
and aligned with the flow of life
than I could ever be without you.

Thanks for that.
Where would I be without you?
It would be a darker,
for sure!

Yours is the place of a really good therapist
in my life,
enabling me to get to the bottom of me,
look around,
take stock,
acknowledge the how it is,
examine the what to do about it,
and put things together
in a way I could never do it on my own,
without you.

So, whatever you find here
that you can use
is where you and I are alike
in ways that reflect each of us
to ourselves,
and serve as common ground
on our mutual journey
to the truth of who we are,
and what the implications are
of that for the way we live our life.

To Truth!
To Life!
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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