I read of this tip – for a lizard problem, place a peacock feather there. Not so useful, as it is effective for only a few feet. But the point is, I tried it and the tip is accurate. Lizards do not come near a peacock feather, and it definitely is weird. How can a house lizard, that has never seen a peacock, even its recent ancestors may never have seen, can recognize its predator? And that too from a harmless feather. I am sure the feather is not even original but just a look-alike.
And then one day I saw this Youtube video, where they tried to place a toy snake near a cat. Those cats had never seen a snake before, but they were petrified of this particular toy. It got me searching and I found this research on monkeys’ responses to images of snakes.
Seems like a lot of information is passed on from our ancestors through our DNA like phobias and diseases. Information on, what are the different kinds of dangers and our response to same. Like, how does your body know what to do when encountering danger, why does your blood pump faster to make you ready to run? Information on, what should we eat? How does a deer know that it is herbivorous?
If the animals have so much knowledge passed on, then I wonder how much have we humans got from our ancestors. Our DNA carries a lot more information. And is it possible that bodily functions are just a drop of knowledge in this vast ocean of subconscious information? Maybe this is why our mystics say that we are capable of a lot more.
I wonder, why is there Nadia Comaneci, the famous gymnast, with a perfect 10, while I trip even walking on flat ground? Did her DNA carry some extra information or did it just pass on as inactive information to me? After all, I also have yogic ancestors. A lot of scientists are spending days and nights decoding our DNA, but are we going to wait till then? Why not overreach our capabilities by 1% at a time and see if we are capable of it.
Let us complete one more task today. Maybe our productivity levels can be easily overreached.
Let us try to learn one more skill today. Maybe there are hidden skills, we are not yet aware of.
Let us practice one more Yoga posture today. Are we underreaching our flexibility?
Be it learning a language, having a dancer’s flexibility, coding software. How will you know till you try it? Will you wait till scientists find out a way to decode our DNA, maybe generations will pass by then. I would never have thought I could design this website on my own. It always seemed like the job of an expert, who may be has got this kind of creative skill in his DNA.
It is time to ponder, are we restricting our capacity with our own boundaries of thoughts and beliefs? Have we missed out on information in our DNA, just because we never tried? Do you realize we have got in our DNA, information from thousands of our ancestors?
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