By Jim Dollar The Prelude The Tao is doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, moment by moment, in each situation as it arises. “The right thing” is understood to be “what is called for at the moment, in the moment, by the moment. And the question that flows fromContinue reading “The Tao of Jesus”
01/29/2019 — A Walk in the Woods 2018-12 01 Panorama — The 22-acre Woods, Indian Land, South Carolina, December 31, 2018 Every living thingdoes its thingas well as it canwithin the time and place,terms and conditions,nature and circumstancesof its life,as long as it lives,until it dies. That is the deal. It is our contract withContinue reading “The 22-Acre Woods Project 04”
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,Continue reading “The 22-Acre Woods Project 03”
11/23/2018 — A Walk in the Woods 2-18-11 07 Panorama — 22-acre Woods, Indian Land, South Carolina, November 10, 2018 I repeat myself a lotbecause I only have one thing to say: Wake up!Be quiet!Seek solitude!Revel in the silence!Listen—particularly to yourself!Listen to me when I say,“Don’t Listen to Me!Listen to You!” See what you lookContinue reading “The 22-Acre Woods Project 02”
11/15/2018 — A Walk in the Woods 2018-11 09 — 22-acre Woods, Indian Land, South Carolina, November 9, 2011 Jesus did not tell anyonewhat they expected to hear. The True Believersof his dayhad the Templeand 2,000 yearsof traditional understanding of—and faith in—The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And Jesus stood before themand said, “YouContinue reading “The 22-Acre Woods Project 01”
When my wife and I retired, we moved to a half-acre lot “cornered into” the 22-acre woods, which is how I refer to the wooded buffer-land between us and the developments, shopping centers and highways about three-quarters of a mile away. The woods are a mixture of hardwoods in the bottom land and pines inContinue reading “The 22-acre Woods”
September 21, 2020 — October 26, 2020 09/21/2020 — Portland Headlight 9/26/2005 — Portland, Maine You don’t want to be living your lifewith an agenda in handand a schedule at the ready,with every day being another boutat implementation. This is not to be in accord with the Tao. People who think they know best–particularly withContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 59”
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”
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