The 22-Acre Woods Project 03

 01/05/2019  —  A Stream Runs Through It 2019-01 Panorama -- The Glen on the Edge of the 22-acre Woods, Indian Land, South Carolina, January 4, 2019
 
 There is nothing to say beyond 
 what needs to be said, 
 nothing to do beyond 
 what needs to be done, 
 nowhere to be beyond 
 where we need to be, 
 to be in accord with the Tao, 
 aligned with our Dharma, 
 at one with the time and place 
 of our living. 
 
 There is liberation in being 
 bound to the role 
 we are asked to play 
 here and now, 
 relying on nothing more 
 than our original nature 
 to see us through 
 the conditions and circumstances 
 that meet us in each moment--
 to those that meet us in
 the following moment. 
 
 There is nothing hard about it, 
 and it is impossible 
 to will into being. 
 
 Our place is to trust ourselves 
 to ourselves 
 and get out of the way. 
 
 It takes a lifetime of growing up 
 to get that down.
 
 But, what's the hurry--
 Even though there is
 no time to waste?
 
 
 

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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