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There are a multitude of reasons why I put pen, as it were, to paper – this is because of the vast number of things going on in my life at any one time. Let me start at the beginning – I am a Writer and Author by profession and also a Business Analyst at times – both of these require writing down either a story, or business documents, or other material.
I am also a Screenwriter, and write scripts and have written songs to go with the scripts – these require, other than the software needed for writing the script, a slightly different written approach. The songs I write, are like rhyming, rhythmic poetry, whereas the poetry I write does not rhyme!
Now you can see why the writing that I do, varies with the different tasks at hand. But does that really answer the question – why do…
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The grass looks very green today – on both sides of the fence; the sky blue, with fluffy white clouds. The birds sing along their merry way to look for their next worm – and we sit and gaze at the screens of our laptop, or iPad, or iPhone, engrossed in the world within – which is actually without.
When we are gazing at these said screens, we are perhaps communicating with friends, or updating our own online presence – very important tasks indeed! Many of us also study online, or using online materials, which is useful too. These screens are very important in our lives.
There is a joy, however, in feeling the grass under our feet; in running with the wind blowing in one’s hair; in playing football or cricket in the park with friends. There is, after all, a need for balance – the world within the www can be explored, but we must remember to also keep in touch with the world outside – the trees, the grass, and the physical presence of friends and relatives. Only then will we be complete human beings to ourselves.
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My latest poem – enjoy!
As the days roll by
And the darkness is on
The run away in the
Distance of the city
Lights; Then do I
Stand before Thee and
Announce that knowing
Thee is a privilege; Misbegotten
Dregs of dark deeds
Shadows that haunt…
My soul; Thou Art Here
And that is finally
All that I now know
There are many books that deal with issues related to Spirituality and God. None, however, explore that between man/woman both with and as God, as well as Walsch in ‘Conversations with God’. Walsch’s novel has many ‘truths’ that might be discussed.
The crux of the book hinges on the theory that we are all God ourselves, all we need to do is look within, and ‘He/Her/It/Us’ will speak with us. Walsch asks God, ‘Are you saying that all the bad things that happen to us are of our own choosing?’ God replies, ‘Not in the conscious sense – which you mean. They are all of your own creation’.
This brings us to the cycle of karma – what we do, comes back to us. It is said by some that even thoughts that a person has influences matter.
Walsch surmises that the Trinity is the same in all religions – the Father, Son and Holy Ghost in Christianity akin to the Brahma, Shiva and Krishna of Hinduism. However, this could be a source of contention, as not all religions have a ‘Trinity’; Buddhism, for example, does not. It believes in Buddha, and no God, but as man.
This brings us to an interesting point; what, then, is the common theme amongst all religions? Walsch’s God talks as a father, a friend. Is this common of all religions? In Hinduism, God can even be in the form of a husband or wife.
There is one aspect of all religions that have a common theme – Love. Whatever form God takes, it is one of Love. There can be debate as to whether the Lord really is a strict ‘Father’ or a loving ‘Husband’ – but all religions agree that He/She is love abounding.
This now brings us to the Final point of the exercise – if in all religions God is Love, then cannot religion itself be ‘discarded’ and God himself/herself be worshipped as true ‘Love’ in whatever form we choose. God in Walsch’s novel calls Walsch His ‘Daughter, Son, Purpose…and Self’. Is God not also a Husband, a Wife, a Love, a Lover?
I choose to leave you with these words – God is Love. But what is Love? Where is Love? Is it not in everyone we meet, all we see – the land, the ocean, rivers and trees…in our fellow men and women, indeed in the rest of the Universe, above and below? For are we not one, created equal, to be as One with All till Eternity.