1960 Maui Work
Tape 368 Side 2
The Tree of Life
Joel S. Goldsmith
Part 1 of 5
We are trying now to understand the nature of the contemplative way of life, the mystical way of life. And to understand it fully, you will first of all understand that in our human identities there is a conflict between us. There is a conflict between every man and woman on the face of the earth. Even in families, even husbands and wives and parents and children – there is a conflict, and the conflict is one of the ego. Each one wants to be something of himself or herself, and that something comes in conflict with that which wants to be something of himself or herself on the other side.
And so it is that, throughout the human scene, we have always had conflicts –even, even when there is a so-called “peace.” That…
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