I once asked a group of people to point to God. Arms shot out all over the place. It was like Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, a sacred geometry of pointed arms. Some pointed up. Some out the window. Some pointed to people near them. Some swirled their hands around like flowing energy. Many pointed back at themselves. No right or wrong answers.
People have been searching for God for as long as we had words to describe the search. Looking for God outside of yourself is like looking for your sunglasses when they are on the top of your head all along. Finding God is as simple as lowering your head and letting the glasses fall down over your eyes. God IS the sunglasses, or maybe God is in the eyes and consciousness of the one looking.
To paraphrase the famous verse from the Talmud, “You don’t see God as God is. You see God as YOU are.”
Spend time looking within, at the way you perceive the world, and you will come nearer the essence of life, God by any name. Or as the Sufis say, “The more you look for God, the more you find yourself.”
I’m about to start a 7 week teleclass on God; the history of God, the idea of God and personal transformation. Click here for more information. The class begins on June 7, and you can also download the class to listen in your own time. All are welcome, no matter what language (if any) you use to describe the heart and soul of life.