Emerson of his teachings and how to

Emerson mentions God heavily in both pieces. The lesson drawn from a combination of pieces is the evidence presented of Emerson’s religious and moral beliefs. These ideas influence how he views the world, humankind, and our relationship to nature (Baldwin, 2010). God is mentioned in “Nature” and attributed with the thoughts and feelings present while being in the woods. Being away from the world, he is able to feel spiritual and no longer physical. This feeling creates different deeper thoughts, views, and ideas. “I am part of a parcel of God” (Emerson, 1836). This quote allows the reader to understand Emerson’s beliefs personally and think that if someone or something created them of the same materials that crafted the sun and stars, that we are all a part of something greater than ourselves (Higgins, 2016). Being able to see everything that has been created for us allows a tranquility through nature to create a connection into a higher power. In “Self-Reliance”, there are more instances of the lessons of religion than actual mentions. The lessons include the recognition and importance of individualism, conformity, knowledge, etc.Ralph Emerson shows faith and humanity in “Nature” and “Self-Reliance” by focusing on being yourself and being one with God. In “Self-Reliance” he explains to humanity to do what you want to do without the thoughts or regards of others. Emerson wants you to be your own true self without the societal aspects of: conformity, maturation, respect, and other many conforming qualities (Carlyle, 2016). In the story “Nature” he shows how becoming one with nature will help your faith be stronger. To do so you must have a different perspective on the world. There are many ways to find this vision. Emerson believes that there are two parts that the universe is made of, the self and the other. The ‘self’ is a representation of the soul, whereas the ‘other’ is a representation of the external world (Emerson, 1841). Our external world has taken the labeling as “Nature”. A key component of “Nature” is how becoming one with nature will help your faith be stronger. Further reading of both his essays will allow further analysis and perception of his teachings and how to achieve these divine moments.The importance of individualism is quickly addressed in “Self-Reliance”. The main concept within this first essay section is that it is cowardly to accept others ideas as our own, without regards of personal inspiration, experience, hope, etc. Emerson leaves a lasting impression that to find thyself is to “Trust thyself” (Emerson, 1841). Using your own beliefs and ideas is to show mature self-esteem. He compares the matured esteem of an individual to the maturity of children. Even though a child is immature, children are self-reliant. They are influenced by their child-like decisions, desires, and innocence, not by negative influences that are found in adult life. A comparison of adults and children can also be found in another essay by Emerson, “Nature”. Emerson describes an individual in true solitude, gazing at the stars within the woods. This person for a short moment has left behind their life, and all of its preoccupations. This allows the man to become aware of his own separation from everyday life, and more perceptive to his own individualism within nature (Mendenhall, 2011). As we live and grow older, our ability to see the world vulnerably is lost, unlike the sight and thoughts of a child.As we age we are heavily influenced by external ideas. Emerson preaches the importance of resisting conformity to societal norms; which overthrows self-reliance within its members both in “Self-Reliance” and “Nature”. Emerson challenges that maturation is a conforming process. This is because all ideas are a collection of evolved ideas. What you have thought has been thought before. But what you think is because of what you have been taught by societal influence. He voices that it is so important to be your true self and live your best life. The line within “Self-Reliance”, “What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think..” (Emerson, 1841) is a great representation of his message. To live a life is to review and re-evaluate all aspects of it and finding what opinions, decisions, and actions are enough for you, and to create a disposal of what is not. Within “Nature” Emerson explains that in order to find peace within the presence of nature, there must be a present balance of our outer and inner senses. Clouding your judgement by everyone else’s ideas limits yourself from the joy you can find from individualism as well as the spiritual connection you could have with true nature (Mendenhall, 2011).Within “Self-Reliance”, Emerson attempts to relate transcendence to his thought of self-reliance. After being able to recognize that what you are, is not what you made yourself to be. An individual can then change themselves for the better, and eventually be able to begin a journey of transcendence into a personal subconscious. Emerson labels an ideal self-reliant person as a “true man.” He states “..belongs to no other time or place, but is the centre of all things. Where he is, there is nature” (Emerson, 1841). Transcendentalism is also evident in the “Nature” essay. An important emphasis is placed between man and nature. This is followed by the quote “His intercourse with heaven and earth becomes part of his daily food. In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows” (Emerson, 1836). This feeling is present because of the unexpressed unity of human and nature. Emerson also expressed that at some point everyone has some kind of pleasure with nature because “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit” (Emerson, 1836). Ultimately Emerson’s main point is that when we are in true harmony with nature, we are better knowing God.Next, a point is made in “Self-Reliance” about instinct, intuition, and tuition. Wisdom or intuition, is the product of instinct from inner knowledge caused from daily experience (Carlyle, 2016). Any other knowledge is just tuition, which is stemmed from shared beliefs from everyone else instead of coming directly from you. An example of an intuitive individual shows the qualities of a “thoughtless man”. This thoughtless person is not able to see the truth and depth of the intuitive, self-reliant person. This is because a self-reliant individual is inconsistent and the thoughtless are societally consistent. A relating idea is found within “Nature”. Because of resilient capabilities, learning and acknowledging your experience and history allows an individual to gain wisdom, intuition, and instinct, that truly harmonizes and connects you to nature. Whether that nature be the outside world, in the forest, looking at the stars, or even human nature possibilities. This can be found when Emerson says, “If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!” (Emerson, 1836).From “Self-Reliance”, “Let a man then know his worth, and keep things under his feet” (Emerson, 1841). Humans should not feel inferior to material things, because it is a human that