Thursday, July 06, 2006

Conversation with God

Conversation with God
Despite your religions, this is very meaningful.

God: Hello. Did you call me?

Me: Called you? No. Who is this?

God: This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will Chat .

Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I am actually busy now. I am in the midst of something.

God: What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.

Me: Don't know. But I can't find free time. Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time.

God: Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results. Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.

Me: I understand. But I still can't figure out. By the way, I was not expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.

God: Well, I wanted to resolve your fight for time, by giving you some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the Medium you are comfortable with.

Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?

God: Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated .

Me: Why are we then constantly unhappy?

God: Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy

Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?

God: Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional .

Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty...

God: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.

Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?

God: Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don't suffer. With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.

Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?

God: Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

Me: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why can't we be free from problems?

God: Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons to Enhance Mental Strength. Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems.

Me: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading...

God: If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.

Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving In the right direction. What should I do ?

God: Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.

Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?

God: Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.

Me: What surprises you about people?

God: When they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they never ask"Why me?" Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.

Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here. I can't get the answer.

God: Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation.

Me: How can I get the best out of life?

God: Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

Me: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.

God: There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is NO.

Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat. I am so happy to start the New Day with a new sense of inspiration.

God: Well. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Don't believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.

"Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated."

I like this. Because when you analyse so much, you'd sink in deeper and deeper in your own mind... There's so many things about life to ponder about; the little routes, and the twists and turns and dodging around brain cells that will appear the moment you DO attempt to start. And it's a journey that requires you and your mind alone, an isolation from anyone and everything else. So while you're thinking, life passes by you waving merrily, drinking to cheers, and somersaulting through the air... and the worse part is that you're on the sidelines, either oblivious to it or prefer to wonder what's the purpose of the celebration.

Sometimes it's better to not dwell too much on thoughts. Instead, follow your heart and instincts. Time is too precious... There's no time to think. I remember my volleyball days where my teammate would yell to me to stop dreaming and chase the damn ball, which is pretty much true because in my head, there's a trail of brain cell streaming thoughts and calculating, and not enough cells left for me to move my limbs towards the ball. It's a bit like catching a ball, and then you proceed to study the seams, and texture of the ball, and bounc-ibility of it, and everyone else is pretty much pissed, yelling, "OI! Pass back the ball la!" And if you don't, they'd get bored and finally leave you. Life's like that.

I have the habit of worrying a lot, but in the past year or two, I've stuck by the words, "Worrying won't solve the problem, but will make you miss out on today." Something like that la. I used to think I'm impulsive, but I've come to realise that I'm always thinking about the consequences of what my actions may churn out. So sorry number 5 (my numerology number). Some of my friends would notice that I'm hesitant at times. Well, mostly confused, because what my mind thinks and what my heart pumps out to me are at clashes always; one glues my feet upon the floor and the other fills me with giggly helium to fly up. Upbringing and society's expectations plays a big role in how I am today. I envy my friends who could immediately pick which to stay with. I have two close friends with these opposing extremes. One proudfully sticks with her principles and the other is simply passionate. Both are happy with their choices, which is the main thing.

Someday I'll sort this out.

Passing thought: As for the 'conversation' above, I do not really believe in Gods and Goddesses, nor will I be arrogant to completely and surely deny His existence. Many would regard God as Him, but I prefer to make the idea of God genderless, so it's the Creator then... but of course, OMG sounds much better than OMC by far =P.

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