SOMEWHERE IN THE SAN ISABEL NF, WEST OF PONCHA SPRINGS, CO
July 30, 2015 2:14 PM
Naked, I stood on a large boulder feeling joyously and intensely alive as the sun warmed and dried my shivering body. As all self-boundaries fell away, a deep and profound sense of connection to my surroundings engulfed me—an almost sensual merging with the forest and the boulders and the crystal clear creek and the sky and the sun. I felt one with the All as I stood on a boulder in a creek as the water rolled gently down my skin.
In the Genesis story of the Garden of Eden, it seems to me that the forbidden fruit was not that of the knowledge of Good and Evil, but that which is the source of all Good and Evil. I believe the fruit represented Self-Awareness. Adam and Eve’s first reaction was not to rue their transgression (“evilness”), but to hide their nakedness (self-awareness).
As I stood on that rock, as my self-boundaries fell away, I felt such a deep and primal connection to Nature as to be almost painful. An intimate connection that many animals must naturally feel, a connection only made possible without the self-awareness that has become such an intrinsic part of Man’s nature.
We can’t go backwards though. We can’t re-enter the Garden by the path we left it. We can’t forget our self-awareness.
But there is another way.
We can transcend our selves.
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