The Interview With God

I stumbled upon this…
http://www.theinterviewwithGod.com
Watch the video.

I dreamed I had an interview with God.

“So you would like to interview me?” God asked.

“If you have the time” I said.

God smiled. “My time is eternity.”
“What questions do you have in mind for me?”

“What surprises you most about humankind?”

God answered…
“That they get bored with childhood,
they rush to grow up, and then
long to be children again.”

“That they lose their health to make money…
and then lose their money to restore their health.”

“That by thinking anxiously about the future,
they forget the present,
such that they live in neither
the present nor the future.”

“That they live as if they will never die,
and die as though they had never lived.”

God’s hand took mine
and we were silent for a while.

And then I asked…
“As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons
you want your children to learn?”

“To learn they cannot make anyone
love them. All they can do
is let themselves be loved.”

“To learn that it is not good
to compare themselves to others.”

“To learn to forgive
by practicing forgiveness.”

“To learn that it only takes a few seconds
to open profound wounds in those they love,
and it can take many years to heal them.”

“To learn that a rich person
is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least.”

“To learn that there are people
who love them dearly,
but simply have not yet learned
how to express or show their feelings.”

“To learn that two people can
look at the same thing
and see it differently.”

“To learn that it is not enough that they
forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves.”

“Thank you for your time,” I said humbly.

“Is there anything else
you would like your children to know?”

God smiled and said,
“Just know that I am here… always.”

-author unknown

Who cares?

I am an opimist that has hit a wall. Something inside me has switched off. The hole in my heart has stretched to my stomach and is enveloping my soul. Not too long ago I suffered a great loss. All my friends and family at my side. Now time has past and just like time so has everything else. Who cares what is left after the fact. Is there a proper mourning period? Are we supposed to feel different after a day, a week, a month, or even a year? Do we ever regain the same state of being?
Who cares…to be truthful, we can only focus on someone else for a short period of time, then it is back to the ordinary.

Pantheism

Across my studies I came upon this concept. Forgetting all differences in religion and accepting what we all are(human), this seems to be the “right” definition of “God”.

“God is all” Pantheism “All is God”. It is the view that everything is God, and God is all. It states that the Universe, Nature and God are all equivalent. In other words natural law, existence and the universe is God. Interpreting the Bible, and peoples preconceived notions of reality can relate to this. When we see natures beauty and wrath, or stare up at the heavens, we see God. Believe what you will, Intelligent Design, Bible, Torah, Koran…it all fits. It is all one. The Universe and Earth are all in the same space. We are all in the same Life.

Our understanding of God is small. We know what we were taught. We know what we feel, and what we feel is Life. Somehow it all fits into a puzzle, Life and all. One connected maze leading us to the supreme reality, leading us to knowledge.

“A religion old or new, that stresses the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by conventional faiths. Sooner or later such a religion will emerge”
-Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot (1994)

“Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived. God is indwelling, and not the transient cause of all things”
-Baruch Spinoza

“I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals Himself in orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with faits and actions of human beings”
-Albert Einstein

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the “Universe”, a part limited in space and time. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest…a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty”
-Albert Einstein