March 20-B, 2023

Roaring Fork Creek 04/16/2006 Oil Paint Rendered — Roaring Fork Motor Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
When we have nowhere to turn,
that leaves us with turning to ourselves--
to our original nature
and our innate virtues,
the things we are good for,
the things we do best,
the things people turn to us for.

We turn to ourselves for the same things.

To ground us,
steady us,
stabilize us
for standing firm
and stepping forward
to meet whatever needs to be met
rising to the occasion
and assisting the circumstances
in becoming what they might yet be
in each situation as it arises
one step at a time.

We always have who we are,
who we have become
over the full course of our life
to right here, 
right now.
Here we are.
Let's see what we can do!

We can start by being still
and silent,
emptying ourselves
of our fear and uncertainty,
for what arises,
occurs to us in the silence,
as a way of dousing the future
a little at a time.

Take a step in that direction
and see what opens up
and where the path might go 
from there.

We have what got us here,
and we can count on it from here,
with balance and harmony
keeping us grounded/centered,
and the flow of energy
leading the way
we have what we need
to meet the day
and do what needs to be done there--
"as it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be," 
the path without end!
Amen! Amen!


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.

2 thoughts on “March 20-B, 2023

    1. Allowing/assisting things to happen as they need to happen in each situation as it arises to establish/maintain the balance and harmony of the entire eco-system of the universe.


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