Millennia ago, the Sumerians imagined a cosmology in which there was no separation between Heaven and Earth. They imagined that the facts of life - passion, love, sleep, lust, opinion, work, argument, play, tradition, holding on, letting go - these human activities were what constituted the substance of Eden. And so it is that we find ourselves now, lucky to be planted among one-another, here on Earth in The Land of The Living.                   (click through three pictures)




They say that in the beginning was "THE WORD".  But "BEGINNING" is itself a word. Eve and Adam knew no beginning, no end. They had no words. Language was only necessary after the Fall from Eden, an invention of man.. Language offered us the opportunity to communicate across barriers we encountered with one another, but it also confines the parameters of how we think. Like fish swimming in water they don’t perceive, we never notice the language we are immersed in. And then our thought process becomes determined by categories defined by the words we know.                (click through three pictures)

As babies we thirst for words to condense the uncategorized onrush of pure experience. The tree of knowledge is an irresistible temptation. Then, unfortunately, as adults we become numbed to everything that doesn’t have a name. We take up earnest practices like Zen Meditation or we take up belief systems like Supreme Divinity, all in an effort to break through the sense of separation introduced by language.





When we fell from Eden, we needed to live among one-another in what we came to call CIVILIZATION but it quickly became extremely complicated.   (click through two pictures)


They say life goes on, but it doesn’t. At least not as it was before.  When someone close goes away, a piece of ourselves goes away with them.  Even when we fully realize that the only constant in life is change, grief lies in the shadow of that change. Grief is the constant companion of sentient beings.  (click through three pictures)


Who's making the rules? Where does "authority" come from?    (click through two)


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