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Staying Put: Summary Staying put offers an exposé regarding the nature which includes everything from spirituality to economy and environment (Sanders 357-361). It tackles issues regarding calmness and balance among people and how they affect the world around them. The concept of the center of the universe is even shown from various perspectives like the universal oneness concept of the Aborigines (Sanders 360) to scientific concept as the earth was once viewed as the center (Sanders 363). In terms of the perspective of theologians and religious experts, the concept of God is the center of the universe and talks about enlightenment like a zen master once said indirectly that the personal level of consciousness is the best place for enlightenment or to be the center of own universe of understanding (Sanders 364).
Awareness is the first important point to make directions toward a good future as people throughout centuries had dealt with difficult circumstances to study and create varying fields of studies to make solid patterns and knowledge on how to direct towards a better future for the entire humanity. Divergence in the specializations in knowledge reflect varying paths and mongrel realities like in the United States wherein culture, religions, beliefs, races and ideas mix in varying proportions (Sanders 358).
In relation to the dilemma of the future path of the world, it cannot be denied that there are three things that are constant: everything changes, everything has basis and everything is interconnected. Everything changes can mean that life is dynamic while having basis means everything happens for a reason. On the other hand, everything is interconnected shows the concept of unity which most religions teach to their faithful. The downside on the current trend of the world is that people are heading toward different directions and many are caught in the complexities that cause confusion as seen in ecology (Sanders 365).
Sanders, Scott Russell. “Staying Put.” The Future of Nature. Ed. Barry Lopez. Minnesota: Milkweed Editions, 2007. 353-367. Print.