The Two Trees (17 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]Again in the Wilderness ...We are beginning to get accustomed to the Wilderness. It isn’t life. It isn’t death. It just is.We can see the Garden; the fruits -- Life?We can see the Hill; the Tree, the man -- Life?The questions plague us ... (till death do us part).No. It is better to just stay in the Wilderness. Here there is no salvation or damnation. No Satan, sin, and death. No faith, hope, and charity. No day. No night. … [Read more...]

The Two Trees (16 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]Again in the Wilderness ...“Don’t want to go to the Hill. Involves commitment.”The Garden is much better. It requires nothing but your presence. The beautiful creature is a wonderful host. He is so smart, cunning, and encouraging. He makes us feel good, godlike.We find the Hill generally depressing. "Except when there," whispers our soul -- but, we know better. What good is a soul? Does it feed you? Thrill you? Does the so … [Read more...]

The Two Trees (15 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]In the Wilderness ...“Who am I?”Tears. It’s been long in coming -- and still longer since last we cried. Once again we seemingly had it all in the Garden. Now all is lost. Again we were betrayed. It wasn’t the fault of the creature, or the environment of plenty. It was the others who chose to inhabit the oasis of the Garden. Damn them!“Did they not know that ‘I am?’”“I’ll show them!”It was all to no avail -- scheming and plan … [Read more...]

The Two Trees (14 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]In the Garden ...It is easier in the Garden. The Hill involves sacrifice. For love requires that one give up self for other. Joy necessitates suffering. Peace implies war. Patience is ultra-sacrificial. And kindness quite often makes us nauseous!Our taste buds dance was we bite again into the fruit of pride.Yes, we eat it for a remedy. We were a little queasy last eve after a bout with envy and greed. It seems that we just … [Read more...]


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