The creation story that most of us grew up with has a judgmental God commanding Adam and Eve to not eat of a particular fruit. They did eat it, and he banished them from the garden and condemned them to a life of suffering. This was the first “sin,” and since they were our first parents, we also were condemned to live a life of suffering. We were, in fact, born “sinful” as a result of their “original sin.”
Today’s story presents an alternative version of our first “parents,” God, the fruit, and the garden.
Charlie Bradt has been an explorer in the realm of human potential and spiritual questing for over thirty years, teaching yoga, meditation, and stress transformation. His mindful meditation practice is based on the stress transformation program popularized by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.