Paradise is achieved when we assume nothing, and live each day as though we were about to die. This attitude takes care of two truths:
– we are mere mortals with limited knowledge
– we have an unknown end
When we live like children: carefree, trusting, forgiving, adventurous and contagious, we live free.
It becomes Eden to live in a mental, spiritual, and physical life, unhindered by societal and personal expectations, hard coded memories from past traumas, cynical interpretations of the future, and disdain for God.
Life touched by any amount of hate for the living is death, and participation of it in any sort of way leads to destruction.
Harder is the road, but sweeter the fruit, of an unassuming nature that intentionally lives out love. Paradise.