March 22-A, 2023

Glade Creek Mill 10-27-2006 Oil Paint Rendered — Babcock State Park, Clifftop, West Virginia
What catches your eye?
Sit with that,
exploring the connection.
What does that reveal to you
about you?

What has been your relationship
with the things that catch your eye?

Water does it for me.
And cypress trees.

Give me water and cypress trees
and forget about me.
I'll be fine.

Where are you fine?
Where is your solace and comfort
to be found?
What fills your heart
and restores your soul?

Spend time with those things.
Enjoy being blessed by their presence,
even though you may never understand
why them and not something else.

It is enough to know what catches your eye
and to allow it to be caught.
Too much thinking
breaks the link
which does not exist for your brain,
but for your body, heart and soul.

We feel/sense our way to life,
to the flow of life through life,
to the Tao that is the energy of life
carrying us through life.

We fine aspects of it
by knowing what catches our eye.


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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