This is a blog post of my revised Kindle book available at Amazon.com for $2.99–and you can read it here for free. I used WordPress to revise the book, and am posting it here for people who don’t have a Kindle and don’t want to bother with a Kindle App for their PC or MacContinue reading “Introduction: An Old Preacher’s Manifesto”
When I retired as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 2011, I began writing a short, free-verse, daily exegesis of my experience of life. And here they all are! I offer these to you as springboards into your own reflections in the service of realization, insight, enlightenment and awakening, and trust thatContinue reading “Introduction: One Minute Monologues”
This is a collection of observations and reflections that have been helpful in my own life, and I offer them to you, hoping they will be helpful to you in your life. We have to look for what we need, without knowing what we are looking for, and being open to help from the unlikeliestContinue reading “Introduction: Loose Change”
The nine stories in this collection originated as sermons in Amory, Mississippi. There were seventeen in all, before the congregation had enough and asked me not to do that anymore, but to return to the old comfortable way of telling them what they had already heard, and fully expected to always hear, as a confirmationContinue reading “Introduction to Story Time”
August 10, 2020 — September 20, 2020 08/10/2020 — Coming to terms with how things areis the unending task of life. In every moment,there is how things are nowand how we feel about how things are now. If it didn’t matter to us how things are,we would have no problemwith how things are. That’s howContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 058”
June 23, 2020 — August 09, 2020 06/23/2020 — There are so many things that have to happen all at once to transform our life from what it has been to what it needs to be that our old life would collapse and give up under the oppressive weight of utter impossibility. And our newContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 057”
April 20, 2020 — June 22, 2020 04/20/2020 — Tao is integrity. Integrity is the alignmentof ourselves with ourselves(our Original Nature)and of ourselves with our circumstances. When we live at odds with ourselvesfor the sake of our circumstances,we are out of alignment,out of accord with the Tao. When we live out of accord with ourContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 056”
February 29, 2020 — April 19, 2020 03/01/2020 — Our heart is never far away. How attentive we are to heart,how well-suited we areto the service of heart,how faithful we arein our devotion to heart,all depends upon our concern for–and infatuation with–the 10,000 things. (“The 10,000 Things”are also called“The Dust Of The World”) What doContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 055”
January 30, 2020 — February 29, 2020 01/30/2020 — Knowing what to doin any situationis a matter of opening ourselvesto the situation-as-it-is,to the situation-as-a-whole,and seeing what arises,what occurs to us,within. Living well flowsfrom living as objectively as possiblein each situation as it arises. The more subjective,judgmental,opinionated,insistent on having our waywe are,the less likely we aretoContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 054”
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