How to Avoid Making Doodoo and Other Great Tips for Enhancing Life

| 5/22/2015 2:07:00 PM


Jamie Cearley, PhDSo called civilized culture today is so busy doing, doing, doing, in many cases a giant heap of doo-doo is being created.

Americans are so busy doing, they have no time for relationships, for people, for peace and reflection. In a time some have called the communication era where others can be reached in ways never before possible, an entire population is left staring at screens, feeling empty, and utterly void of any substance.

A rural lifestyle can help greatly to alleviate this problem. Folks who care for the land, plants and animals under their stewardship often share a closer relationship not only with the natural world surrounding them, but with the people who are at their side.


Rural people often find it easier to enjoy what most of our culture is starving for, communion. Yes, communion. Not the religious practice, but rather the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings. As has been said, “… the deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless. It is beyond words, and it is beyond speech, and beyond concept.” – The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

For those wanting more communion here are four practical tips: