March 27-B, 2023

Moonrise at Monument Valley 09/02/2007 Oil Paint Rendered — Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona
Waiting on the next thing
is a great place
to recover from the past
and store up for the future,
just being still,
quiet
and empty of all thoughts
and emotions.

How long has it been?
How still,
quiet
and empty can you be?

For how long?

What drives you to noise?
Complexity?
Drama?

Get to the bottom of it.
See what's there.

What does thinking about
what you think about
keep you from thinking about?

Realization is possible
apart from thinking.

Things come out of nowhere
to those who are still, quiet, empty
enough long enough.

That is what the Native American
vision quests were all about.
Being still enough,
quiet enough,
empty enough,
long enough
to realize what our psyche
has to say to us
all along the way.

Our psyche is a resource
we would do well 
to access on a regular basis.

Tuning out
to tune in,
making ourselves available
to realizations
beyond rational thought.

Meditatively making ourselves available
to psychic resources
throughout the day
every day.

I wonder why no one 
has ever thought of that.

And why more of us don't do it. 

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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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