May 25-B, 2023

Geese Coming In 11/15/2011 — The Bog Garden, Greensboro, North Carolina
We have heard of Wu-We, "Doing without striving, 
without intention, without agendas, plans, goals, ends, etc.

There is another Wu-We-like attitude 
that is equally essential,
and I do not know the Chinese word for it:
Caring While Not Caring. 

Living like we care deeply about everyone
and everything,
while not caring about anyone
or anything.

Live caringly with all things and people,
so that they can't tell the difference
between being cared about
and not being cared about.

Care about living your life as it 
needs to be lived--
as it needs you to live it--
when you don't want to get out of bed,
answer the phone,
go to work
or do anything that needs to be done.

Stand up and meet the moment
in the way that is appropriate
to the occasion
when you want to walk away
in the opposite direction.

Care while not caring.
Act like we mean it
whether we mean it or not.

If we get that down
in conjunction with
we will be offering the world
exactly what it needs
in every situation as it arises,
and all will be blessed,
including ourselves.

And our blessing may be
the greatest of them all.


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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.

3 thoughts on “May 25-B, 2023

  1. Saw the work around note because white text on white.

    This one photo not on email either

    Just thought you should know


    Sent from my iPhone

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