- May 12, 2019
??? As if the self is the greatest mystery there is. Why do you exist? What is the purpose of existence? What brought you into being? There is no "self" without God. If you awoke and found yourself on a train that was rattling across the tracks, hurtling towards some unknown destination, would you stop to get comfy and eat the refreshments, or would you ask "what am I doing here, who put me here, where are we going?" You cannot know yourself if you do not know why you were created or what your purpose is. Death is a certainty. Time is ticking. You only have a limited amount of time to seek the answers. You cannot live a life without a purpose, without knowing why you are here. Such a life can only breed misery, malaise and anxiety.People talk for hours & hours about "God" but rarely about the Mystery of themselves
God is the uncaused, first cause that brought the universe into existence. This is a logical premise. Believing in God does not preclude one from asking questions about things we don't understand, such as the workings of the natural world. In fact, God encourages us to seek knowledge of the world He has created because, by it, we will come to understand the divine hand in its creation.The concept of "God" is just a catch all for things we don't understand.
"Another of His signs is the creation of the heavens and earth, and the diversity of your languages and colours. There truly are signs in this for those who know.
"Among His signs are your sleep, by night and by day, and your seeking His bounty. There truly are signs in this for those who can hear.
"Among His signs, too, are that He shows you the lightning that terrifies and inspires hope; that He sends water down from the sky to restore the earth to life after death. There truly are signs in this for those who use their reason.
"Among His signs, too, is the fact that the heavens and the earth stand firm by His command. In the end, you will all emerge when He calls you from the earth."
If you were asked to give up your eyes in exchange for a million dollars, would you ever do such a thing? You would not, because the eyes that God has given you are priceless, and yet God has given them to you, and more besides this, for free. It is only fitting that you would thank and submit humbly to the One who gave you your body, your life and your sustenance. If you are not worshipping God, you will worship other things: your own whims and desires, material possessions, the approval of others, etc.I feel no need to worship that, or anything else, for that matter