(My usage here is- without quotes God is the actual word; with quotes ‘God’ is the term when it is used differently)
Whenever people talk about God, it seems like an untouchable subject. Some see it as political, advice, religious or crazy. There is even a saying – not to talk about ‘God, age and politics’ between friends and family.
‘God’ is used everywhere, necessarily and unnecessarily in politics, religion, selfishness, curse, and blessing…etc.
When we think about God – our picture in mind is what we believe or hear about ‘God’. Just like when we hear about ‘Christmas’ some think of festival, Santa, gifts, tree, lights, sacrifice, gift of life…as per the individual’s perception, understanding and experience.
Can we change that image about God?
I don’t want to create a heated argument here. I am not a person to define God – I am not eligible or knowledgeable for that. See this link- I cannot even imagine the size of world where we live. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/prixvx zmer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/
I am not proving anything here for atheists or believers. These are simple thoughts to give a different image to ‘God’– these are thoughts for you to think about it. I have my personal belief just like everyone else. So keep your personal beliefs, but consider this too.
Sometimes instead of ‘Oh My God’, we use ‘Oh my goodness’. Often we hear the use of ‘goodness’ instead of God. Goodness is in our human heart. It is the sum of all virtues. It is everywhere. The nature provides an environment for people to live. Every human heart has goodness in them; no body ever born with evil. The circumstances and life made people bad or good. Just like light and darkness, one conquers other more. We choose to have more goodness in us or not, which defines who we are.
Close your eyes- think of goodness in your heart- around people who know you-with people who does noble things-with trees and plants… put all that goodness in one…just like putting all light rays in Sun…. Can you see it? Can you smell it? Can you touch it? Can you hear it?
Instead of fighting over God- about existence and identity, why can’t we think God is the sum of goodness in this universe too?
God is the sum of goodness in this universe. Whether you are an atheist or believer, Christian or Jewish, Muslim or Hindu, rich or poor, powerful or powerless…whenever you hear God – imagine it is the goodness… in you and everything around you. Give the goodness in your heart to whomever you meet. If you talk about ‘God’ and there is no desire to do good things, you don’t have God in you.
If you want to have God in your life, create goodness in your heart. If you have goodness in your heart, you have God in you. Then we will learn to respect and value everything around us.