Our Epigenetic Legacy
Throughout our lives genetics has made us the same but epi-genetics (after genetics), which is the way our body and lifestyle expresses or uses our genes, makes us different and creates our unique body type and personality.
One way to explain our extraordinary sameness relates to the most remarkable aspect of our species' long 900 ,000 year existence. Reaching far back into humanity's past to 60,000 years ago, humans on the raw edge of our tool making evolution, developed a strong creative impulse. Starting with primitive survival instincts, our innovative urges have helped our species blossom, across countless millennia, into a magnificent flowering of innovative thought and abundant living.
Our Legacy of DNA, Language and Mind
From the simple language and conceptual thinking used in the process of making hunting tools and hunting on the African savannah to our space-exploring vehicles reaching for the stars, all races of humanity have inherited a basic DNA sequence that drives our creative instinct. This is the defining element of what it is to be human, and it propels us ever forward to our destiny of dominating our planet and beyond.
The gene containing this precious DNA sequence can be traced from its source in Southern Africa to the Middle East, southward through India, to Australia; and northeast through Kyrgyzstan, then back eastward to Europe and also westward through the Siberian land bridge to the Americas.
The story of our innovative and creative DNA traces the genesis of all our humanity. Its epi-genetics expression, however, differentiates us into myriad personalities, social groups and races.
How We Live Modifies What We Are
Epi-genetics tailoring modifies our bodies and minds based on the way we live, enculturate and mature. Therefore from birth to maturity we constantly restructure how our bodies interpret our DNA through the means of epigenetic modulation. This opens profound avenues toward changing our lives.
The Good News and Bad
Of course there are good and bad sides to living in a world of so many immediate and quickly accessible choices. We can head down a path that could ruin our lives by embracing detrimental health habits such as powerful negative emotional urges, excessive drugs, over extending our activities with out restful sleep and poor food choices. But if we intelligently nurture and enhance our bodies, then our epi-genetics can produce a miracle of our evolution can help us create a sense of grand existence and universal connectedness.
Expand and Grow Your Genetic Expression
One important thing to remember about epigenetics is that everything you do in your daily life, even how you sleep, affects your your body's genetic expression. Think and expand your scope of living, try new experiences travel and even try a new job every now and then. Talk to a manager along the lines of being able to help him and make his company grow; just looking for a job is not going to answer and employers need and help his company prosper. Be more like a consultant even if you're not getting consultants pay if you play your cards right eventually the employer will say this guy or gal is valuableto me and my company; I I must hire him or my competition will.
Don't Your Genetic Expression Get Hung Up
Letting the mind get stuck in a go nowhere rut is not really fair to yourself, your famil and your community. volunteer help local community events tried to be more than what you can imagine; perhaps in imagining you will become more,and your expanding line will improveyour genetic expression. Try some of the links at the left of this page to see how you can improve various areas of your life like creativity and imagination; you might be surprised and delighted what you can do.
All these activities and thoughts are the legacy of our lives. May yours be wonderful.
Thanks for visiting,
Ronald L. Lyons
This website uses the processes of analysis and synthesis to consider available information, postulate new ideas on the ramifications of thes material and build a new personal view of our existence. Then the test of these new ideas comes from communication, debate and conclusion. All the answers, or at least a large majority, exist in libraries, personal communications and cyberspace. Like an explorer or hard-rock miner we need to dig them out for all to contemplate, consider and then build new concepts.
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