Following along with the narrative as if it were literal: I think it is because our natural, innocent state is primary process and preconceptual.
Dennis and I have been talking about the “flow” state. That is the playful state, the Sabbath state, if you will.
I imagine the Garden as a Flow State.
Activity and reflection should ideally complement and support each other. Action by itself is blind, reflection impotent.
It is relatively easy to bring order to the mind for short stretches of time; any realistic goal can accomplish this.
But it is much more difficult to extend this state of being through the entirety of life.
For this, it is necessary to invest energy in goals that are so persuasive that they justify effort even when our resources are exhausted, and when fate is merciless in refusing us a chance to have a comfortable life.
If goals are well chosen, and if we have the courage to abide by them despite opposition, we shall be so focused on the actions and events around us that we won’t have the time to be unhappy.
And then we shall directly feel a sense of order in the warp and woof of life that fits every thought and emotion into a harmonious whole.
—Flow. p. 226, 227
Only where love and need are one,
And the work is play for mortal stakes.
Is the deed ever truly done.
For Heaven and the future’s sakes.
My sense is that languages have something to do with landscapes and our physical bodies, so the “original language” would have been an organic expression of our physical bodies in situ.
Stan Tenan is an interesting guy:
That reminds me of what my friend, Pauli, told me about the Finnish language.
It’s late…I’d like to continue responding to your interesting post…tomorrow maybe.