As a child the young mind is exposed to a multitude of thoughts, ideas, sounds, images and so on. Here are some sayings that I wish to bring to attention: God hears the thoughts of everyone in the world. God knows your true feelings and is concerned with these feelings and not just your actions. Lastly, I have always heard that God is within everyone and everyone is verily God. God is omnipresent and without Him not even a blade of grass can move. I used to believe these blindly, and there is absolutely no problem in that. As I grew up I felt that I wanted to have a justification for my beliefs. How can it be that God can know the thoughts of all the beings in the entire universe? A single conscious entity that is attached to the infinite became unquestionably implausible to me. Another quite troubling concept to me was that God was allowing innumerable injustices to go on every single day. There is clearly a debate on the existence of God and we can cite numerous miracles or coincidences in the complexity of life itself to suggest that an intelligent designer must exist but we can never truly say do exist. One day perhaps we can, but whether we need to or should is an entirely different discussion itself.
I am one who certainly tries to appreciate the gift of life and simply being alive everyday but I will say that I have not myself witnessed any unexplainable miracles myself. I hope that I am not being ignorant in saying that sometimes, often nowadays, I believe that there does not exist a God whom lies in the heavens and watches and listens to our every actions. I do believe that there is perhaps some mysterious cosmic energy that we have not yet fully comprehended and that is what we are calling God.
Let me explain as such, let us say that God is simply matter, that which makes up everything. God itself does not have the power to manipulate the physical world or have power of thoughts but since God makes up the entire universe, everything is a manifestation of God. If we assume that God is simply an energy that pervades the universe then a lot of inconceivable notions begin to make explicit sense. God thus becomes the energy that moves blades of grass and is the prime energy for all living and non-living things in this world. If God is the energy of the universe then God is within us all. Another manifestation of God can then be thought of as our consciousness. Since we are all capable of knowing our own thoughts and feelings the statement that God hears all of our thoughts and knows all of our feelings becomes fathomable. God knows when you do good deeds and God knows when you do evil because you yourself are aware of your actions and the true nature of your actions. Further, it is God that gives us all of our talents. However, I want to state that I think it to be more complex than that.
I myself have been very lazy in life and often waste time watching television and sleeping and so on; I am not ignorant to the fact that there are very talented people who are also very focused and dedicate hours of practice to their passions. Since I believe that God is energy within us all, we must use that energy and focus it towards the desired direction. When you truly believe that you have the power to control yourself then I feel you can achieve anything. Be it any dream or idea that you have and want to realize, it happens only when you put the effort to do so. It will not simply happen if you pray. I can pray to get bigger muscles, a silly example I know, but it can never be achieved unless I myself put forth the effort and use determination to follow through on my thoughts. I must use my mental energy to allow myself to push beyond that which I thought was my limitation.
Thus, it is through the power of God that humans have been able to make dreams come true from their wildest imaginations such as walking on the moon. Of course, we know it took years of hard work and research to do so. It does not simply happen. I invite you to use this definition of God and see how it fits with your own view of the capabilities of God. Further, I challenge you to realize that you are capable of making your dreams become reality by having a strong mental attitude and using that to overcome all obstacles, especially the one that is the voice in your head telling you that you can’t do it, or telling you to be lazy instead. It is quite a challenge but I know you are up for it!