Are We Evolving OR Indulging?

From early on in our education we are taught that food is one of the factors affecting the evolution of animals, determining who in the food chain is strong enough to survive and who becomes extinct.

As a human race we believe we have reached the peak of the evolution pyramid – we walk up straight, we speak (some of us several languages), we are intelligent enough to innovate in technology, medicine, science, history etc.

But does evolution really have a peak? AND…

How much have we evolved in the last 10,000 years if our ancestors were able to:

  • build magnificent structures without the advanced machinery we have today
  • understand science without the intelligence and assistance of computers we have today
  • communicate without the linguistic capabilities we have developed today
  • survive without the extensive medical interventions we receive today?

We not only look down on animals and their evolutionary stage, but we exploit, abuse, and are one of the prime causes of some species’ extinction. Our arrogance is so strong that we have completely blinded ourselves to seeing what animals bring to our world, and how not only are they a lot more open to evolution than us human beings are as a race, but we could learn a thing or two from them about evolving.

Isn’t evolution about a constant development, a movement, a strengthening of one’s connection with one’s inner-most, with the essence of who we truly are? If that’s the case, how many of us can honestly say that we are on a path of evolution? How many of us can look at our daily choices and say that we have supported such movement?

I know first-hand what it’s like to stall my own evolution by indulging in food, drinks, behaviours and emotions that sabotage this expansion. I also know that I am not the only one. In fact, I am one of the majority of people living this way. Becoming more aware of the choices we are making individually brings on a greater awareness of the choices we are all making collectively as one human race.

Foods and drinks that have become the ‘norm’ – burgers, cakes, coffee, alcohol, to name a few as the list could go on for pages – are nothing more than pure indulgence; our recipes for involution. These types of food stall our evolution. So what happens when we are not growing (and not in a physical sense)? Are we too heading towards extinction?

Luckily for us, we survive as a result of the constant medical interventions that are supporting our existence. This way of living however is not life lived in full, as the majority of the human race lives either in some sort of pain, with a disease, or both.

The majority of the population in first world countries exist on caffeine and sugar to ‘support’ a lack of rest, and a vast number of our children are living with some sort of illness such as asthma, obesity, ADHD….

These world issues are not a coincidence and they are not ‘sprung on us’. These are problems that have occurred due to the way we have chosen to live; through ill and unsupportive choices we have been and continue to be making. Our ignorance, our arrogance, our indulgence, our lack of care and a serious deficit of cohesiveness have led to the poor quality of life we find ourselves surrounded by.

We all have a role to play on this evolutionary trajectory of ours, and each and every single one of us has the power to make a difference by making choices that support our evolution first and foremost. When we start taking greater care of ourselves first, we will be able to see a considerable change in our surroundings. But it all must start within each and every one of us. Such is Our Responsibility.

By Viktoria Stoykova, Student, UK

Related Reading:
Are Humans Insane?
Countries in Comfort
The Four Pillars of Evolution

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870 thoughts on “Are We Evolving OR Indulging?

  1. This blog shows two things: first, humans are very selective regarding how they interpret ‘signs’ of intelligence. That allows them to point out that humans outdo every single creature on this Earth.
    The other point relates to what humans were able to do 10.000 years before us. It begs the questions: if there is such a thing as an evolutionary peak, when did we reach it? 10.000 years ago? What has happened since? If we have reached the peak then, what this reveals is that the image of linear evolution, hence of the evolutionary peak is worthless.

  2. The title on this blog is a brilliant question – and it applies to every moment of our day and our entire life. With every minute that we have, how are we using it? If we are using it to evolve, there is more to share with ourselves and with the world, which is the greatest joy one can feel. If we choose to indulge there are a myriad ways to do this and the short-term gratification will definitely have us sky-rocketing in elation or relief – just to drop us back again for the next offering to keep us further away from knowing the glory of who we truly are.

  3. ” When we start taking greater care of ourselves first, we will be able to see a considerable change in our surroundings.” this is a huge learning for when one changes their way of living , that way of living changes the world.

  4. Defining evolution is the first step. Is it being able to make the most incredible technical achievements, or is it being able to truly bring True Intelligence, Love and Wisdom, and understand and embody brotherhood on earth?

  5. It’s pretty darn unintelligent to resist the pull of evolution in the way humans do. Our arrogance blinds us to the truth, that we are a disruptive and irresponsible force discarding rubbish into an ever-evolving universe. Try as we might to resist however, we can only slow down our path of return, our evolution, because we are of the universe and therefore being pulled to return, to evolve. We can delay but not prevent.

  6. ‘Luckily for us, we survive as a result of the constant medical interventions that are supporting our existence.’ Are we truly lucky to survive in this way? Fixing our health problems and at the same time indulging in the same behaviour as we did before is not, like you say, a life lived in full.

  7. A great title Viktoria. “Isn’t evolution about a constant development, a movement, a strengthening of one’s connection with one’s inner-most, with the essence of who we truly are?” Yet so many of us choose to indulge and enjoy comfort. This leads to stagnation. No evolution possible. We want a quick fix when we are ill – on account of our indulgences – yet are not willing to take responsibility for our choices. Hence the Health systems of the world are going bankrupt.

  8. The number of children who now have an ADHD diagnosis and that are also on medication is worryingly high. I feel we are not taking enough time to get to the root cause and are simply managing the symptoms with drugs. This is also whats happening with many other adult diseases that are lifestyle related.

  9. Animals offer us a gentle reflection that to become extinct in the physical form offers the opportunity to evolve to the next level of our evolution back to the pure essence of who we truly are.

  10. ‘recipes for involution’, yes there are many of theses and not only related to food. With our every movement we have the opportunity to take a step toward or away from ourselves in truth. Great question.

  11. This is quite a statement if we stop and truly feel the impact of it, and yet it has become our ‘norm’. “The majority of the population in first world countries exist on caffeine and sugar to ‘support’ a lack of rest,”. In our consistent ‘unrest’ we do not get to feel and connect to the quality of ease within, one that is a foundational support in our lives; the natural stillness.

  12. For me humanity feels like being blinded by the glamour and progression of technology, ways to deal with things etc.. It is like you would give someone a regular pill, so that the person does not feel, what is actually going on. Constant poisoning. Mankind is not a victim of that, because it demands it and has attachements and investments in it to stay where they are at. Question is, how sick do we have to become as humanity, which extremes must show up to distract from what is true, until we as a whole realise this is not the way?!

  13. How corrupted and bastardised is the meaning of evolution that we use it to determine physiological adaptations within species; survival of the fittest? We have reduced it to a purely physical, temporal thing when in truth it is our path back to the universal divine origins.

  14. Great expose of the waywardness humanity has taken in terms of measuring intelligence. If we look at true intelligence have we really evolved?????

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