Where are you looking for God and Truth? They might be much closer than you think. This post has been significantly revised since it first appeared on this blog in 2010.
“Aren’t you afraid to talk about faith?”
Some well-meaning friends have warned me about getting into the topic of spirituality on this blog.
“It’s too broad.”
Well, yes, these are all true, but if this is to really be a Heartspoken site about essential connections and uncovering the #HeartspokenLife, I cannot in good conscience omit a part of life that, for me and for many of us, is the sine qua non (“without which, nothing”), the foundation, an essential key, the source for everything else.
Where is God…really?
The only overriding Truth that I believe and wish to share as a starting point for any other Seeker is this: all you need to know or discover about God/Source is already close at hand, so stop looking for something “out there” that always seems just beyond your reach. Instead, let God’s Holy Spirit show you what’s right in your own backyard.
To be sure, God is everywhere, both inside and out.
And certainly, there will be external mentors, books, Scripture, art, and music that will speak to your soul, nurture your faith, and serve as guideposts. But I believe there is a divine spirit and power within each of us that we should recognize and embrace…a spirit that no one can take from us and which, if we let it, will guide us towards spiritual abundance.
The related truth that’s hard to swallow
If that divine spark is in us, it is in everyone else too. And we are called to recognize God in everyone, even our enemies.
Refocus your search
Don’t spend your life searching all over the world when all you need is close at hand:
- deep inside your heart and soul, patiently waiting to be uncovered and released (Self-knowledge)
- embodied in those you encounter every day (Connection)
- reflected in the beauty and lessons of creation (Nature)
“Seek, and ye shall find…” Matthew 7:7 (King James Version)