As we move indoors into our houses, offices, schools, business buildings and such we have the same tendencies to re-create Eden. Our homes and offices are filled with potted plants (which is a mobile Eden), potted flowers, potted bushes, potted trees and contained water features and fountains. Our floors are designed to look like (or to be) wood, stone, slate, and our carpets are simulated grass of various shades and colors. On our walls we hang pictures of landscapes, trees, flowers, meadows, birds, mountains, rivers, snow, rain, sunrises, sunsets, oceans, jungles, animals, rocks, and natural scenes of parks, canyons, glaciers, and rock and mountain formations. Then we hang a few pictures of humans in the midst of this ‘inside Eden’ we have created.
As the environment progresses to business, banking, medicine, clinics, offices, churches, mechanical shops, printing shops, and technical (computer) environments, the less Eden is evidenced. Wise food merchants who build restaurants design them so we can eat in an Edenic atmosphere. Often the more expensive the meal, the more expensive the Edenic care has been taken and the opposite is true; fast foods have zero Eden.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” Jesus