What is (or is not) your relationship with God/ Tao/ Allah/ your-higher-power/ or whatever you call Him/Her/It? For purposes of simplification, I shall call all the above God.
What are your beliefs about your dance with God? Does God lead, do you lead, is it you leading sometimes and God leading sometimes, or does no one lead? The unhappiest folks seem to be those who believe that no one leads (atheists and those who claim to be always victimized, for example). If you agree with Conversations With God, then your answer is that you lead, for as stated in those conversations many times (Walsch, 1996): "God supports your will and has no other will for you."
What is possible in a relationship with God? Why is it OK for children to talk with God while adults like you and me are left only with prayer? How about "God, this is me"? Or, "I love you, God." Or, "I feel your love, God." Do you think these are all OK and possible words for you? If you do not feel these feelings and say such words, then millions would say that you are missing a core resource in your life.
The words have been said zillions of times that "God's love is everywhere." So - can you feel it at this very moment? What is stopping you? All you have to do is turn your attention to the possibility and perhaps you will feel it in the location(s) in your body you feel love in other circumstances. If your relationship with God is essentially empty, then you have an emptiness that you are likely to try to fill with smoking, drinking, overeating, or some other addictive behavior.
© 2008 by Thayer White
Finding Your Soul in the Spirituality Maze
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