At the begining of journey life is granted to us as a gift, that we have to be thankful for till the end of life. For there is no greater gift then the gift of life. But, whom do we have to be thankful for Fortunately, there is no clear answer to the question.
For centuries, people around the world have been thanking the divine forces for the opportunity to explore the world; worshipping, commemorating the almighty power that has brought all to be. So there, standing at the verge of the pit to the unknown, humans have decided that they need to give a name to all unexplained. We are used to call the spiritual experiences of presence and inner peace with self — “God”. God has many names. I don’t believe any of them is his. Actually, I don’t think I can agree with any religion at this point, and accept it my own. This is all because the more I live, I understand that people get further and further away from what they say have faith in, and what they say they worship. The more I live, the more I see how people betray all the good they used to have, and turn away from their God, saying he doesn’t hear their prayers.
Each living thing is born to Earth as blank slate: no good, not evil. Each is born with a choice to fill it at own will. Some follow a decent lifestyle, others prefer to spend their gift on meaningless things, or perform regretful deeds that can’t be undone; In any case, the choices you make, or the actions you take — depend on no one, but yourself. No matter which path you chose, it is going to be right to you. And as long as you live, your gift of life may either become worth something, or nothing at all. Would Christian God allow a creature that is made at his image to pursue an evil path? Wouldn’t Indian Gods get mad seing how wasteful and unfulfilling their man is? Wouldn’t the prophet punish an infidel?
At the begining of journey life is granted to us as a gift, that we have to be thankful for till the end of life. As life is the breath of God, and as you are born you become him: ruling over your own will, begating other life. God is life. It is love that is inside you. It is the spirit that lives in everything: from a rock to a tree, from a dog to a man. God is you and me.
God begins and ends at the begining of life. All that is left after is an instrument of own will. For there is no stronger will, then the will to live and protect life. And there is no stronger power, then the power of love. All is full of love. All life is love. The rest that there is just the product of human progress to regress. All the rest is just getting in the way of being closer to the nature, being closer to the begining, being closer to God.
Maybe, the most ancient tribes were right when they thanked the wind for blowing, the sun for shining, the rain for pouring, the plants for growing, feeding and healing them. Maybe the most ancient tribes were right to be closer to the begining, being closer to the nature, being closer to the real God — life as it is, life as a blank slate, as an emptiness of good, or evil. Closer to being one with the world, one with all living and inanimate. Closer to being at peace with self, keeping self at the begining all the time. Keeping self at the presence of life and love, at the presence of God.
Today, standing on my own two feet, working with my own two hands, being as healthy as I am, and having as much as I have, I am thankful for having the gift of life. I am thankful for having these emotions, and closeness with the begining and the end of all around me. All is full of love. All around me.