Most would think God guides the path but Wordsworth believes that Nature guides his path. Wordsworth says, "The earth is all before me: with a heart/ Joyous, nor scared at its own liberty,/ I look about, and should the guide I chuse/ be nothing better than a wandering cloud,/ I cannot miss my way (lines15-19)." He Thompson 2 puts his trust and faith into Nature. This is how Wordsworth comes to know that whatever road he is led to he can't be wrong because all roads in Nature are divine. He has blind faith because whatever path nature makes he will follow.
In Walden, Thoreau's main purpose is to celebrate life and to help men recognize the potential fullness and elation of life by making them aware of their own ability for spiritual growth. In order to achieve spiritual growth, or transcend, Thoreau feels that one must first evaluate his life and be willing to change it. Other artists of this time echoed Thoreau and Emerson's sentiments in their own creativity, their own journey to spiritual fulfillment, which only strengthened the premise that man and nature were one and that man without nature was not whole.
St. Francis tried to bring peace to the world by having a good relationship with all of those that he came into contact with. The value of reverence for creation is shown powerfully through St. Francis’s love for nature and creation. He realized that all creation was a reflection of God and that it was the true beauty of the world. Francis viewed God as his ‘Father’ and Jesus as a ‘Brother’. He als... ... middle of paper ... ...m by helping them through their life issues.
Why was Henry David Thoreau such a wonderful writer? He had many great qualities, but the most important were his devotion to nature and writing, his desire for independence, and his experiences he encountered throughout his life. Henry David Thoreau looked to nature as the basis of life and writing. He believed that nature is the reflection of inner spiritual reality. He spent his life in search of the essentials of reality and of experiences that would bring him close to these essentials.
All in all, Emerson and Thoreau shared similar perspectives on nature. In essence, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau shared a similar view of transcendentalism and both encouraged man’s relationship with nature. In Nature, Emerson used the connection between God and nature in hopes of others appreciating the beauty of nature. In Walden, Thoreau used his many tales from his time in the woods to attempt to explain how to live life to the fullest. Both men encouraged a life of simplicity and a close relationship with nature.
My family and I believe that my brother, Michael, was a miracle. Despite the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stress and pain he has caused, he was a gift to my family. God gave him to us for many reasons, to teach us to place ourselves in others’ shoes, and what true non-judgmental caring, compassioning and empathy are. We have had our eyes truly open and all have a fresh perspective on life. He has helped us all become grateful and more appreciative, helped us learn to respect and accept others’ despite their differences and to love unconditionally.
Thus they define virtue as living according to nature, and think that God makes us for that end. They believe that people then follow the dictates of nature when pursuing or avoiding things according to the direction of their reason. Utopian's believe that the first dictate of reason is the kindling in us of a love and reverence for the Almighty God, "to whom we owe our existence and our potentiality for happiness, and secondly to get through life as comfortably and cheerfully as we can, and to help all other member of society to do so too." Thus to follow ones nature is to live virtuously, and in accordance with God.The Utopian's believe that to follow one's own natural impulses toward our likes, and dislikes is "what God meant us to do." Thus they define virtue as living according to nature, and think that God makes us for that end.
Morrie was one who was never ashamed of showing emotions. The recurrent hugs and kisses that he gave to Mitch were sincere forms of gratitude, which ultimately began from his childhood, since he was deprived of sentiment. Morrie's past forever changed his outlook on life, as he spread his message of loving one another. Morrie's most important saying was, "The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others and creating something that gives you purpose and meaning." Morrie lived by this quote, as he loved to spend time walking and conversing with friends.
And this love expresses itself not only in the ecstatic devotion of the mystic, but also in the routine of everyday life of the common man. Tagore respectfully declared that God is to be realized in the common realities of life and in the daily work which sustains the world”. God, from whose immortal joy this immortal self has taken form, has willingly made it separate from himself and has invested it with a free
As for Christopher Marlowe, “love” is also a Utopia and timeless. In “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” Marlowe is expressing his love by promising his love materials that he will give her. Marlowe lives in an “ideal” world where there are no worries as long as if you are in love. He talks about “hills and valleys, dales and fields,/Or woods or steepy mountai... ... middle of paper ... ...t irrational too because it makes the couple the center of the world. Love becomes timeless, like in “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.” However, feeling like they are the center of the world is the effect love has on people because they are so overjoyed with being together.