March 19-A, 2023

Two Ducks at Alligator Pond Oil Paint Rendered — ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge, Hollywood, South Carolina
The natural world follows
the path of energy
through the seasons
and rhythms of the spheres.

Our own nature is equipped
to follow the same path--
"the path of heart"
is the path of energy
flowing through us,
connecting us with the way
that is our natural way.


We have our ideas about 
how our life should go,
and divert the flow of our life
down paths foreign to us,
and wander into the far reaches
of the Wasteland,
having abandoned the wisdom of our ancestors
in favor of our own plans and agendas.

Left to our own devices,
we create a world we can't live in,
wanting what we have no business having
and seeking wealth and success
rather than satisfaction and well-being.

Balance and harmony 
are the foundation
of an orientation centered
on the flow of energy
along "the path of heart,"
within the boundaries
of our original nature
and our innate virtues (specialties/traits/
the things we are truly good for).

Keeping the eyes of our heart
focused on the flow 
of the energy of life
provides us with guidance
and direction
all days that remain.


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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