Oregon writer, Rain Trueax, and Oregon painter, Diane Widler Wenzel co-author Rainy Day Thought. Diane generally posts on Wednesdays and Rain on Saturdays. There may be extra days or changes as situations warrant. Comments are always welcome and appreciated as it turns an article into a discussion.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

It's not what you do... or is it?

It's not what you do
it's how you do it,
the place in your consciousness
you are coming from 
as you act. 
Ram Dass

I cannot say I totally agree with this. Sometimes what we do, even when well-intentioned, can be bad and serve ill. But I also can see how it fits the Christian thinking which says what is in your heart is what matters most.

Photo by Farm Boss taken at a small park not far from our home; it is land a family owned and worked to see turned into park with pathways for the community to use. It's a fantastic resource for this rural area, Beazell, and a testament to what one family or person can do toward good when so inclined. A nice reminder at a time where we are seeing so much done by those who could do good, but it's all intended for personal profit or aggrandizement. Sad days sometimes unless you turn around and reground yourself in nature. 


Tabor said...

Lately I feel as if I would be most happy 100s of miles from any human and in the middle of a lovely woods...just like Thoreau.

Rain Trueax said...

I've felt that way a lot, Tabor. A little cabin in the wilderness... with, of course wireless ;). What got me when I walked to where his cabin had been is how close it really was to Concord and yet surrounded by nature. Nice to not be so far out and yet not surrounded by busyness. He could both stay connected and have solitude.

The big thing is lots of nature around as it's the grounding force for me. I don't have to be out in it. I just have to have it right there where I see it.

Celia said...

That's an amazing system of parks in this county, I was not aware of that. Beautiful place to be.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

AMEN, AMEN! Nature is grounding and reminds us of all the good that there can be. LOVE that picture!

robin andrea said...

Nature is the beautiful balance to the havoc we humans are creating. I can't understand the times we live in anymore. Once, when I was young, I felt that our country was an embarrassment of riches, now it's just an embarrassment. It's a good thing nature prevails.