The effect that our environment has upon us can range from fundamental to major depending upon our response or reaction to what occurs. Everything that we experience causes some changes within us; while these changes may be subtle on a day to day basis, the overall long term impact can be quite substantial.
Within nature adaptation is the key principal to survival: the key rule or mantra is; either adapt to the environment no matter what the cost or perish. These evolutionary changes within nature cause plants, animals, microorganisms, the environment, to have only one purpose, that is survival, continuation of the species; change and adapt or become extinct.
Likewise we too are constantly changing undergoing minor to major changes in order to adapt to the ever changing world we live in. The quality of the air we breath; the water, et cetera that we drink; the food we eat; what information we expose ourselves to; our habits; all contribute or impact us causing changes within us in order for us to survive. It is for these reasons that we must be careful or wary of what we expose ourselves to. We have the genes of all those generations of survivors who lived before us; it is inbuilt within us to survive if we let our body do its job.
As humans we are able more than any other species to create or change our own environment, we don't really need to be at the mercy of the particular environment we find ourselves. Individually we can alter through change the circumstance in which we live, we can even change completely the environment we find ourselves if we put our minds to achieving this. We are most definitely creatures of our own creation, by ensuring our environment is one of growth rather than fear we can ensure our journey is the most rewarding one.
What twist of fate can you recognize today that will change something within you forever?
© 2009 Steven
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