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    On Apr 28, 2013 david doane wrote:

     I don't think of thoughts as having been there all along.  I think that thoughts emerge in response to what is happening, in response to my living.  Actually the landscape also hasn't been there all along as it is in process, always changing, always new.  Walking and thinking are connected, and I walk and think differently in different settings.  In some settings, mainly in my yard, I walk around seeing things to do, seeing work, and  my thoughts become project/goal oriented, left brained.  When I walk away from home, such as in a park, I see and appreciate nature, I marvel at the beauty and sometimes even at the sacredness of it all, I daydream and fantasize, my right brain emerges, I enjoy the process and the aliveness of it and for moments lose track of time.  The awesomeness of nature is always present, and I often miss out on it when I walk at home.  Walking in nature away from home is much more enjoyable, relaxing, and healthy for me.  I have had the thought that it would be good for me to walk around my yard in the way I walk around in a park -- now I am even more aware that that is true.


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