March 21-A, 2023

Dunes 04 10/29/2009 Oil Paint Rendered — Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
If we are in tune with the flow of energy
that draws us to some things
and repels us from others,
we will always be off limits 
to the noise/complexity/drama
that diverts the rest of the world
from its appointed tasks,
and pipes the tune that leads it
into the wasteland of forgotten purposes
and lost dreams.

Original nature,
innate virtues/specialties,
balance and harmony,
aligned with the flow of energy
(that has been called "the Tao")
in the service of life and spirit,
protect us from the intrusions
of noise/complexity/drama,
and enable us to maintain
our connection with
doing the right thing,
at the right time,
in the right way
in the right place.

Which is the recipe
for life lived as it should be lived,
and the path to peace and well-being
over time. 


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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