Shakespeare And Human Nature
Located a 45-minute drive northeast of Málaga is the region of Axarquia, a hikers paradise. Dramatic hills, mountains and deep valleys can be found throughout the area. If you are a beginner hiker or are unsure about setting out on your own path, several companies offer walking tours, as well as horse trekking through the mountains.
We are coming to the source of our life current, the spring of pure consciousness. Here we may encounter pure light or energy. Only subtle vibrations exist here. Our bodies become recharged with life. Our consciousness is renewed as we have cleared the way for a burst of fresh energy to flow up purifying the sea of consciousness, regenerating the mind, giving new life to every cell of our brain.
I fear that some day I will stand before God to be judged and there, standing beside him, will be 30 little birds all with their little wings pointed at me and saying, "Yes, that's him, he's the one who did it!" And what am I going to say?
I thought to myself, "What am I going to do? There's no way I can fix this little bird's legs. If I just let it go it will never survive. It won't be able to get food. It won't be able to sit on a branch. It won't be able to walk. It will just suffer and die a horrible death. Oh what have I done?"
As they say, we have not inherited this earth from our ancestors but have borrowed it from our children. We are, therefore, obliged to preserve what Charles Darwin called endless forms of most beautiful and most wonderful for the benefit of future generations. But what is man doing to his Mother Nature today! The forests are being slaughtered mercilessly to satisfy the needs of the teeming millions. With the vanishing of the forests, the surroundings are becoming concrete jungles. Moreover; the protective ozone layer is also being depleted which is going to affect more than half of the world population; So desperate are we to enjoy our today that tomorrow does not seem all that important. What is worse is that we have criminalised society and the violence we unleashed on Nature has left its brutal scars on us as well. The pollution of Ganga by the emissions from the Barauni Refinery, the mass poisoning of fish in the Rhine, the contamination of lake in Switzerland, the industrial waters setting in Norways famous fjords are alarming signals for man to realise what he is doing to de nature and retrospectively to himself. It Is by now fairly evident that we are polluting our Nature on an unprecedented scale and wrecking it in a way that makes regeneration impossible. .As a result, the marvellous creatures and plants dependent on the rich nature are limping towards extinction amid mans cruelty.
When I was 11 years old I lived in paradise. Well, to me it was paradise. We really lived in an old farm house out in the country in Arizona. The nearest town was several miles away. There were farms surrounding our home. Cotton fields on one side, sugar beets on the other, and a cow pasture across the road. When I wasn't playing in a barn or swimming in a ditch I was out shooting with my brother's BB gun. He had a Daisy BB gun, the kind you cock once and shoot. I got to be a pretty good shot with that thing. Once in a while I would shoot a dove or a quail, and I would pluck 'em and cook 'em and eat 'em. But after a while I began to shoot other birds, mostly sparrows - just for the fun of it. I don't know how many birds I shot but it was a lot.
The second example that I will use is one that many of us have experienced. Some of us, and I include myself in this category, can remember being shy and anxious around people from the time we were youngsters. There was never a time when we can recall feeling relaxed. This seems to confirm the nurture side of the argument.
I took the little body, dug a small grave and buried it there on the banks of the irrigation canal. I made a promise to myself right there that I would never needlessly kill anything again. And since that day I haven't.
Even the most minute action creates an affect. In human nature, we attract those that mirror ourselves in small ways. By relating to past and present circumstances, we shape our world of tomorrow. Like clay, we mold ourselves to the structures that be. Perhaps chameleons display the best sense of human de nature as they cleverly and instantaneously blend with their surroundings. Not only is this an excellent manuever to avoid danger, it is also a profound way to "fit in" and become one with its immediate environment.
The truth of these statements has been proved both subjectively and objectively through experimentation. Studies have been made on meditators and non-meditators over the years with respect to blood pressure, pulse and reaction time as well as with states of fulfillment and creativity expressed subjectively by the participants.