Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – That First Step on The Path

Posted By on August 15, 2012


11 Responses to “Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – That First Step on The Path”

  1. Always a pleasure to read you.

    • Randy says:

      Thank you Stephen. Considering how influential your work has been in my life, knowing you’re reading mine is a source of joy.

  2. Laurie says:

    Way to go, Randy! I enjoyed your post – well done. The “Way of the Wild” is certainly an excellent topic for a series of blog articles. I enjoyed what you wrote about environment, mindset and NOW. Lots of wisdom, there.

    • Randy says:

      Thanks Laurie. I knew going in that my Way of the Wild series would speak to you, particularly since you are one of my inspirations.

  3. Randy says:

    Interesting that two men who were more than a little influential in inspiring my WWW Way of the Wild series were the first two people to comment on this piece.

  4. Silvia Jay says:

    Thanks for reminding me of all the little critters that occupy my house – it will be easier to fall asleep.
    Just kidding – I really like this post and the brilliant reminder that we indeed can’t escape connectedness with what surrounds us, and that the only realm where we can create harmony is in the environment we live in.
    I was mulling over the word harmony in that context – perhaps connectedness, acceptance and respect might be better words, but harmony really means to create an opportunity for every creature to have a chance to thrive in its niche, without being attached to the outcome.
    On a personal level, this is what I try to do each day. The only living things we intentionally kill are the ethically raised food animals we consume – and insects that make a living sucking our blood.

    • Randy says:

      Thank you Silvia. I routinely get spam comments directed here, sent by spambots created by people for whom English, their first language is not. Nor even third language. They say things like, “With this post you have indeed struck the nail upon the top!” Well,around here we’ve run with that one and made it our own, so there you go – spam, while always annoying, isn’t completely useless.

      I give you that as the preamble to saying that you have indeed struck the nail upon the top, most particularly on the subject of harmony. Your definition of, and observations on, harmony are absolutely in concert with the Way of the Wild, and with your permission, I would like to quote you directly from this comment in a future article in the WWW series. I couldn’t say it better, and I would like to use your words as a springboard for elaboration.

      Lastly, I observed earlier that the two men who commented above were among those on a very exclusive list of thinkers and doers who directly contributed to my decision to write this series in the first place. The inspiration of their life’s work, their comradeship, candid observations, and ongoing involvement here honours me, and continuously influences the timing and direction of the steps I take in revealing the Way of the Wild as I have come to know it. You should know that you are the third person on that very exclusive list of thinkers and doers to comment on this particular article. Thank you again.

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  6. Silvia Jay says:

    Thank you for your kind words, Randy – and yes, go right ahead and use whatever you like. Whatever I say publicly belongs to the universe, as far as I am concerned.

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  8. julian h says:

    What a delightful and charming essay, A lovely and balanced view of things as they are, not as a movie producer or author might prefer them. If ONLY someone could collect these writings and gather them into volumes which we might have in our hands, some tangible thing that could accompany us and offer us its comfort, wisdom and whimsy wherever we may roam…..

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