How do our environments affect us? Well, environments illustrate sensitivity. Environments give us detail to how a situation is created. A situation is either goo or bad due to the initiation by how we are with the moment. An environment affects what we already know. What we know is no longer simple, thus we have to deal with the complexity of nature.
Nature complicates humans through beauty, language, and discipline. These three key features are addressed in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Nature. Each factor is nurtured based on his analysis. Each analysis makes a smooth transition into the next feature. Therefore the beauty in language is disciplined.
Emerson’s beauty is addressed through three concepts. First “is seen and felt as beauty, is the least part,” (Nature, 220). Before Emerson states that beauty can be touched he speaks about the strength that encourages our mentality and physicality. “The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough,” (Nature, 219). In other words as long as we do not only visualize an end and embark on a discover that will fulfill one’s self then there is nothing that can give doubt. “Nature satisfies the soul purely by its loveliness, and without any mixture of corporal benefit,” (Nature, 219). The physical beauty of nature brings clarity without the hidden misleading.
The second concept of beauty is based on God and what endless measures of life he created for “we are taught by great actions that the universe is the property of every individual in it. Every rational creature has all nature for his duty and estate,” (Nature, 220). Someone (God) of unbelievable power has graced us humans with life. Lives that are exclusive and inclusive at the same moment. Exclusive in terms of each and every person lives completely separate lives. For example twins, other than looking similar and having the same date of birth both walk diverse paths. Yet their inclusion is they have a profound bond. A bond will never be diluted because the morality that was presented to them during the childhood years is in fixed. “Nature stretcheth out her arms to embrace man, only let his thoughts be of equal greatness,” (Nature, 221).
As for the third and last concept “the beauty of the world may be viewed, namely, s it becomes an object of the intellect,” (Nature, 221). The world revolves because the beauty of nature evolves based on the perspectives of intellects. ” The production of a work of art throws a light upon the mystery of humanity,” (Nature, 222). The mystery of humanity is that there is no conclusion because a complex situation could be resolved in the utmost simplest manner. Either the lack of or obscene amount of communication conducts a question of wither or not there is “taste” in the love of beauty. In other words what causes humanity’s hunger to appease more than one form of Art?
What is Art overall? According to Emerson it is a language. “Words are signs of natural facts. Particular natural facts are symbols of particular spiritual facts. Nature is the symbol of spirit,” (Nature, 222). The language the world uses on a daily basis is used to verbally emphasize the mental emotion in a physical performance. That performance illustrates a spiritual being that resembles each individual. Therefore the individual has his or hers discipline.
“Reason transfers all these lessons into its own world of thought, by perceiving the analogy that marries Matter and Mind,” (Nature, 227). We all have a purpose. Within that purpose it becomes a ritual be stilled in each person. Maintaining the ritual enriches our minds and reminds all that we matter.
“Nothing in nature is exhausted in its first use. when a thing has served on end to the uttermost, it is wholly new for an ulterior service,” (Nature, 229). During my nature walk which occurred in my neighborhood in the early morning, the three forms of Emerson’s Nature resonated in me. Although nothing of the wild was displayed, I kept those themes in my mind-beauty, language, and discipline to find out if each mattered. Since the beginning of time people have had recollections and seeing the same things I did. The interpretations he or she witnessed from others was resonated and slightly altered because the situation was changed. The situation changed due to the sensitivity of the environment created by Nature. Thus beauty is not only language it is an Art. The art of language progressed throughout Matter and Mind. The matter and mind have been trained to discipline a ritual. A ritual I have recently discovered that has been blessed upon me by my granny. A woman who shapes my identity. Who shapes your identity?