March 31-B, 2023

Curtis Island Headlight 09/19/2005 Oil Paint Rendered — Penobscot Bay, Camden, Maine
Each day means something different
to every one of us,
and something different
to each of us throughout it.

It is amazing how many different
levels of awareness are possible
to all of us every day.

And how few of those levels
we are attuned to.
Aware of.

Right seeing.
Takes it all in.

Right doing 
responds to it all
in the right way.

It doesn't take much knowing
to know
that emptiness,
and silence 
are the foundation 
of right seeing
and right doing.

Turn off the noise,
the complexity,
the drama--
and turn on the seeing,

Right here.
Right now.
Why not?

What do you think is better
than seeing,
right here,
right now?


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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