• • • The Poetic Adventures of Adam and Eve • • •
We require air, water, food, shelter and sleep.
We seek safety, the company of others, purpose, and gratification.
We use money as a means of exchange for these things.
Money is a reality - whether we like it or not. We use money to buy goods and services, to heat our home, to pay for our food. Money is neither good nor bad, it is a way of giving one thing and receiving another in return.
The acquisition of money can be through work, inheritance, theft, the application of intellect, gambling, the sale of body or possessions, and in future the sale of mind.
Money, the most ubiquitous means of human exchange, is used to gain, and eases practical need, however in itself it has no value. Money cannot buy those things we treasure most: love, compassion, kindness, friendship, wisdom, hope.
Our Plentiful Supply of Desirable Things.
Money provides a means, albeit illusory, of expressing our personal worth. When our wealth is judged by economic success, when our work pays well, we demonstrate our ability to meet the needs of ourselves and those close to us, we feel reassured, satisfied. We strive to gain or protect our financial wealth at the expense of all else.
Those who accumulate financial wealth seek strength, confidence and security, yet these things are only found through the giving of love.
Ideas hold no more truth or use when one pays for them. Money is the child of our distrust and insecurity. It is the cause of our diminishing potential.
Money stimulates self-interest. It cultivates envy rather than collaboration. Money's greatest shortcoming is waste. Countless people work in competition for the same end. Precious lives are spent doing things that have little personal relevance, while our qualities of greatest worth are often ignored or remain obscured.
Without money we would no longer be slaves to our pursuit of economic stability and our desire for wealth. We would find purpose through cooperation, love and community.
The poetic adventures of Adam and Eve presents such a journey: the world without money...
Once upon a time we lived in paradise.
We loved one another.
We cared for the earth and all life upon and within it.
We owned nothing yet experienced rich and fruitful lives.
My name is Adam ~ My name is Eve
As summer light you fill my world,
As bird on wing in endless flight,
As scent of gentle meadow breeze,
As moon in deep and dream of night,
You are my breath,
My heart refreshed,
This place tells the story of our lives...
We stand, bare foot, hand in hand. We look towards the sky: