April 02-A, 2023

Blowing Rock Side Street 05/20/2014 Oil Paint Rendered — Blowing Rock, North Carolina
The four distractions are:

The three disruptions are:

These combine to form
the seven enemies of The Way.

The Way is simply 
what needs to be done,
and being one with our original nature,
our innate virtues/specialties
and the flow of the energy of life
in each situation as it arises.

Our circumstances are the matrix
in which we come forth,
do our thing,
and step back
as additional circumstances are created, 
in which we come forth,
do our thing,
and step back
as additional circumstances are created...
etc., throughout the time left for living.

Through this process,
we deepen/expand/clarify
our relationship with ourselves,
with our original nature 
and our innate virtues/specialties,
becoming more like we are
than we were when we started,
and being sources of blessings and grace
within the here/now of each day.

So, our life is not about 
but about seeing/hearing/knowing/

Our life is our practice,
our practice is refining 
our alignment with The Way.

Our circumstances are where we 
be and become who we are.

We are all babies in some womb
being born again and again
in succeeding moments
over the full course of our life.

We are all rookies
learning the game
as we play it.

Batter Up! 


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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