Ronnie Anthony, Kelsey Buchanan, Sarah Roe , Chelsie Blakley
what is Transcendentalism?
To put it simply, Transcendentalism is:
1. Trust Nature, nature is the answer to all your problems. Groovy!!
2. Trusting in Yourself, so basically JUST DO YOU!
3. Everything is somehow connected.
4. Speak your mind! Fight The Power, man!
5. Simplify your life.
6. Anti-conformity and Pro-individualism….so hipster.
Trusting in Nature.
One With Nature
For Emerson, the idea of nature was very important to him. He believed that everything revolves around nature. Nature is the answer to whatever your question you have. Emerson practiced this by meditation to become more spiritually aware. He believed to find god you must be in nature. Emerson is all about getting rid of your worldly views, and simplifying himself, to get a higher level of self knowledge through nature.
There are many mediation retreats for anyone willing to be open to Emerson's way of life. Wat Suan Mokkh, is a buddhist mediation center in Thailand. The center is run by buddhist monks that live by these conditions: Live plainly, aim high.
Trusting in Yourself.
Trust Yourself by Bob Dylan
Everything is Connected to Everything.
"Every single person skating around you is you in another form"
this quote in infinite waters is explaining how everyone is connected and equal. This connects to Emerson because in his quote "All creation is one" he is saying that all creations of god are equal and connected in some way. Tracendenalists belive that everyone is equal just like these two quotes express.
Everything is Connected by infinite waters.
Transcendentalism believes that everything is connected. This video is posted by the YouTuber Infinite Waters, talks about how we, as people, are connected to other people, it shows that Emerson's way about the divine matrix is real.
Speak Your Mind.
"be willing to speak out about social and political issues that aren't always safe - but are the right thing to do" jerry greenfield
"speak what you think today in harsh words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in harsh words again" Emerson
Ben & Jerry's fight for what they believe.
This shows how that they are very similar to Emerson and stand up for what they believe, also Emerson was an outcast in his day for doing what the did and believing what he believed. Ben & Jerry are also seen as "not fitting in" because the way they take a stand.
if you want to get involved with Ben & Jerry's "Get The Dough Out" campaign push to start a revolution and get people just like you have their voice heard!
Simplify your life
"Live simply, aim high" mantra of Buddhist monks
"as you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler" Emerson
Anti-conformity and pro-individualism.
"to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, that is the greatest accomplishment" Emerson
"you don't get harmony when everyone sings the same note" Doug Aoyd
The song I must belong somewhere by Bright eyes is saying "lets just accept everything the
way it is" The song really contradicts the title of the song. it says that we really don't have to belong but just be yourself, and that is a lot like what Emerson was trying to tell us.