May 13-B, 2023

Sandy Stream Pond Reflection Oil Paint Rendered — The Katahdin Range, Baxter State Park, Millinocket, Maine
We live to balance the contradictory forces of life
in our life and world.

We live for the sake of balance and harmony,
avoiding the extremes,
honoring the flow--
which includes the ebb and flow
of circumstances
and situations as they arise,
keeping an eye on our inner harmony
within the outer requirements
and needs
of when/where/how things are
and what is needed here/now
throughout each day.

We understand there are no
steady states of being,
that all things dance
with all things
in the constantly moving 
scale of life,
with everything/one playing its/their part
in the jazz/jam session each day produces
out of what/who shows up
in the moment at hand
to blend with the flow and the beat
of what's happening now
and produce the wonder of being alive
in the present experience
of every day.

And all the children sang,
"Yea! Amen! May it be so!"


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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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