Spring Months, 2023

Breakwater Headlight 10/21/2009 Oil Paint Rendered — Rockland, Maine
Ourselves--the term sounds strange
until we understand that "we" are composed
of a multitude of layers,
all with something at stake
in who we are,
and our conscious exterior's
rightful place
is to tune into our interior's
(Which we call "The Unconscious"
because we are not conscious of it)
so that we form a collective,
collaborating with ourselves
in the production/expression/exibition
of ourselves,
giving physical form to ourselves
in the life we live.

Ourselves have an interest in how we live,
and we would do well
to take ourselves into account
as we go about shaping and forming ourselves
into the life we are living.

We do that by attending our nighttime dreams
and our daytime daydreams,
drifts of imagination,
noticing the things that resonate with us,
the things we have an affinity for,
the things that come easily for us,
the things we enjoy doing/love to do...

Ourselves are showing themselves to us
hoping that we will pay attention
and get on board
with what we need to be about
while there is still time 
to do something about it.

Time moves on.
We are on the edge 
of the spring months of 2023.
It is hard to see that we have
matured much at all
in the what, 12-15,000 years
of a reasonably livable climate
(Whose time is quickly running out).

If we are going to attend our inner levels,
we had best be getting about it,
learning what we can of our inner-selves,
and how we can best assist ourselves
in coming forth in the life 
we have left to live.

There is no time to waste.


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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