Tag Archives: Garden of Eden

Voices from nowhere

“Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness,’ and only to him was the land ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.” Chief Luther Standing Bear

The end of effort

Effort happens when the mind fights with itself, when two inimical desires feud with one another, e.g. “Do it!” “Don’t want to!” No natural process involves a descent into civil war. Politicians like to say they’re working hard. A damaged planet pleads: Stop that!   

Conflict

Every conflict has common cause: resistance. No resistance, no conflict.

Therefore, resist nothing.

Non-resistance is not something we achieve. It’s our essence, our natural state. That’s the whole point of the story of the Garden of Eden.