Sunday, June 25, 2017

“Earth is bulging with heaven.” – Arnold Kunst

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual” by Arnold Kunst
The story of the Garden of Eden, looked at prosaically, shows Adam and Eve - a husband and wife team - involved in a multitude of mundane activities: sowing, irrigating, tilling, harvesting, storing, distributing. They could have viewed themselves as live-in  gardeners on the estate of some absentee Landlord. But instead, the harmonious meshing together of all these disparate elements became "Paradise". The psychological source of this harmony was, of course, their attitude, their sense of self worth. As their direct descendents, you and I can transform the plethora of the mundane within which we are positioned into Paradise by transforming our attitude, our sense of self worth. For we are not nearly so hermetically sealed off from Paradise as we've conned ourselves into believing. It's all in the attitude.

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