Once upon a time there was a frog. One day, Frog was sitting by a riverbank when along came a Scorpion. “Hello, brother Frog,” said Scorpion. “I wonder if you might be so kind as to give me a ride across the river on your back.”
Frog knew that Scorpion could not swim. “I don’t think that’s a good idea,” said Frog. “You have a deadly sting. You might kill me.”
“But why would I do that?” replied Scorpion. “If I stung you, we would both die.”
Hmm, thought Frog. That makes sense. “All right, Scorpion, jump onto my back and I will give you a ride across the river.”. So Scorpion jumped onto Frog’s back, and Frog began to swim across the river. But halfway across, Scorpion took his deadly stinger and stuck it into Frog’s back.
As the poison filled Frog’s body, his arms stiffened, and they both began to sink. “Why?” gasped Frog in despair.
“Sorry, Frog,” said Scorpion. “It’s my nature.”
What resonated the most for me with this ancient fable is the question of true nature. How is it formed, and what I can do to nurture that side of me? It’s time for a whisper on true nature:
True nature is the product of a combination of characteristics related to behavior, personality, and a way of being. An individual’s true nature is forged by the collective human consciousness, the conditions under which a person matures, the influence of spiritual laws, the actions related to free will, and destiny. There is no fixed state of consciousness that defines human nature. The way a person feels, thinks, and acts is expressed by their way of being in the world.
Nurtured by love, a person’s true nature often includes empathy and the ability to feel compassion for others. Nurtured by hate, it can manifest narcissism and violent tendencies. Animals are free from ego and karma, so the true nature of an animal, bird, or insect species is inherently engrained in their DNA. Humans live under the law of karma that draws lessons designed to manifest growth in consciousness as the human species evolves. The result is the formation of soul patterns instead of experiences.
Conditions under which a person experiences life can enhance or distort their true nature. Stress evokes survival instincts that can lead to uncharacteristic thoughts and actions. Distinctive behaviors changes under stress and can influence uncharacteristic reactions. People will step outside their true nature when acting out of desperation under the influence of a survival mechanism.
In order to experience your true nature, take charge of living conditions to create balance in the mind, body, and spirit. Find ways to thrive in your most natural state. To know your true nature is to know your heart and to trust your mind. Higher states of consciousness can be reached by ascension into the most peaceful state of being in the world. Peace is the most natural resting state of the soul. The search for truth is the reason for incarnation and the destiny of every human in the afterlife. Human souls experience transcendence, enlightenment, and ascension when awakened by the connection to eternal love.
Bring joy, ease suffering and create beauty, then dance like you mean it!
“The outside world can only trigger or block your experience of your true nature. Each time something beautiful takes your breath away, that’s you experiencing yourself. Each time you fall in love with someone, that’s you experiencing yourself. Each time a child’s smile gives you unspeakable joy, that’s you experiencing yourself. Your true nature is beautiful. Life is the art of rediscovering yourself, again and again, in different forms, celebrating, rejoicing, welcoming. You are beautiful. You are life itself.” ― Vironika Tugaleva