With this example of the stereogram, it can be demonstrated that there can be two realities about this single phenomenon – the butterfly exists, or it doesn’t. That is, it is our reality that creates our beliefs. Our reality, in turn, stems from our perception. In our day-to-day lives, we are not going to read the reality we are living in as if it were written in a manual. However, our reality is constantly expressed through our thought patterns, our beliefs, and in fact through what happens to us every moment.
நம் உடலாலும், மனதாலும், சமுதாய பங்கேற்பாலும், நாம் இயற்கை விதிகளை மீறுகிறோமா? அப்படி மீறுகிறோம் என்றால், எவ்வழியில் மீறுகிறோம் என்ற புரிதல் நம்மிடம் இருக்கிறதா? ஒரு நோய் உருவாகும் முன்பே நம் உடல் நமக்கு தெரிவிக்கும் அறிகுறிகளை கவனிக்காமல் விட்டுவிடுகிறோமோ? எதை மீறிவிட்டு பின்பு மனம் வருந்துகிறது? சமுதாய இயற்கை என்று ஒன்று இருக்கிறதா? ஒரு தனிமனிதனுக்கு சமுதா இயற்கை விதிகளில் எத்தகைய பங்கேற்பு இருக்கிறது?
What is Nature? The lush green meadows, the tall forests, the snow-capped mountains – the natural environment – is that all nature is about? Do we observe and comprehend Nature? Anything that’s thrown in the air ought to fall back to the ground. To understand this phenomenon, one does not need to be educated, know science, be a philosopher, or a genius. Can you answer the other questions in this post without googling? It’s not about if you are knowledgeable or know the science behind it. It’s simple – have you observed it in your body before?
At several periods in the course of human history, human assumptions and beliefs have been challenged by people who observed Nature. Though such people may face opposition and their theories may eventually die, the truth in their words shall not. ‘In Pursuit of Nature’ is a blog series about looking for Nature in everything, for Man – his science, his religion, and his doctrines – are susceptible to falsification, but not Nature!
Sometimes it made me think that how we lived our life is not as important as what we are passing to the next generation. It’s like we are at the zebra-crossing, having waited for sometime, the pedestrian go signal is finally beeming green. And we have very litte time before which we should pass on to the next generation a more refined form of lives than we had ours. It’s a great responsibility for it’s impact can be felt even after a thousand years in the hearts and minds of the humans who would exist then.
It feels like it is human nature to be selectively biased toward one side only. Is it then possible to raise an individual who takes a willing interest to listen to both sides of the coin? I am leaving this post open for discussion and inputs. How do you think adults can influence children to get to see both sides?
From the depth of this story that had brought tears in me years ago, there came the force to write about inspiring children to be united at the roots. Whenever time permits or as a daily routine, share with your children inspiring examples that have revolutionized the traditional thinking patterns of humans.
Some words that we use though might seem trivial, can be potentially carrying the seed to generate differences in children unintentionally. One such is the ‘we and they.’
When the child (referred to in post S) was not allowed to play football because the boys considered football to be a boys’ game, or when the friends in the play area ridiculed the boy for the minimal possessions, how should children be encouraged to voice-out their stance?
As they grow, children might have to face many opportunistic forces that can be aimed at fulfilling their own socio, economical, political, religious, cultural agenda. The strong and unbiased perceptions we instill in them in the next few years are the only shields they’ll carry in the future to protect themselves from opportunistic forces.