Adapted from: Tree of
Self-Realization and Tree of Self-Defeat by John Argeropoulos as
A Simple Path by Lucinda Vardey.
"Those who say they would have
right without its correlate, wrong ... do not apprehend the great principles of the
nor the nature of creation."
Tree of Life
"I become bound up in relation to it. The tree is no longer It. I have been seized by
the power of exclusiveness. Nothing is lost. The tree is no impression, no play of my
imagination, no value depending on my mood, but it is bodied over against me and has to do
with me, as I with it -- only in a different way."
Buber, "I and Thou,"
The Spiritual Naturalist