Action and Reality

Parker J. Palmer once wrote, “Right action can be only an immersion of ourselves in reality, an immersion that involves us in relationship, that takes us to our place in the organic nature of things.”

This organic nature of things is the secret to success. We are to be the farmers sowing with the seeds of creativity and service into the dirt of our lives. All the while anticipating the rains to come and sun pull the proverbial blooms from the Earth.

Remove any of the above – the farmer, the dirt, the seeds, the rain, the sun – and reality becomes very different.

Lucky farmer is an oxymoron.

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