Monday, September 26, 2016

The Power of an Evolutionist

Each day we discover ways to create beyond life's challenges. When obstacles emerge in our arena, we move away, over and around them. We breathe and think of how we have accomplished the difficult before. In this way we become an evolutionist rather than survivor of the events.

Dr. Jonas Salk believed ideas are prompters toward "change." When examining the nature of brain and mind, ideas have the power to influence and transform. They lead to unpredictable experiences.

"Ideas evolve just as do living things," Salk said. In their way ideas are an evolutionary feedback system cycling from the evolutionary process and prompting further, higher evolutionary jumps.

Salk revealed, "I think of biological knowledge as providing useful analogies for understanding human nature.... People think of biology in terms of such practical matters as drugs, but its contribution to knowledge about living systems and ourselves will in the future be equally important.... Attitudes are expressed in terms of prolife and prohealth. These changes we're observing are part of a natural order and to be expected from our capacity to adapt. It's much more important to cooperate and collaborate. We are the co-authors with nature of our destiny."

Salk defined a "biophilosopher" as, "Someone who draws upon the scriptures of nature, recognizing that we are the product of the process of evolution, and understands that we have become the process itself, through the emergence and evolution of our consciousness, our awareness, our capacity to imagine and anticipate the future, and to choose from among alternatives."

Become an evolutionist using change, collaboration, and cooperation to engage with the nature of life.

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