Belief

Albany and Denmark July 2011 017There was a time when I had a really strong faith in God. I went to a Catholic school as a child but, as an adult, I changed over to the Anglican Church. It was a powerful, spiritual experience and a very important part of my life.

Many years have gone by and my faith has gradually disappeared. I try to keep an open mind, especially in times of difficulty when I want help from on High. I always used to feel that at least I can pray for others, when I am powerless to do anything else.

I used to believe that God gave each of us special gifts and that we would only find fulfillment in our lives by using those gifts to make the world a better place. I still quite like the sound of that one.

The best I can come up with now is that maybe God is the source of energy experienced by all of nature. I accept that as a mere human I don’t know all the answers – I can’t see the BIG picture.

Today I learn from some of the teachings of Buddhism, philosophy and keeping life simple – accepting what I cannot change and changing what I can. I still see great wisdom in many of the teachings in the Bible and the beauty of the psalms and so forth. However, it is nature that feeds my soul and sustains me.

 

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One thought on “Belief

  1. I am much the same, Rainee. I view “God” as the Universal Cosmic Energy that connects us to the Infinite Source of Peace, Joy, Kindness, Compassion.

    God dwells within me, as me.
    Got is the breath within the breath.

    “Moving from the outer forms and institutions of religion to the more essential principles of spirituality is a good and significant option ~ as is any sacred tradition which encourages us to be open to divine presence, both within and without.” ~ Lama Surya Das

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