What is responsible for our leaving the Garden of Eden? Everyone says it was Adam and Eve’s fault because they ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The flow of time can be thought of as generating a carpet of history and experiences. It has a beginning and an end.
This metaphorical tree represents the ability to make a new self for yourself through the kinds of choices you make between the illusions of good and evil.
In leaving heaven and coming to earth we wanted time to go on forever.