Well, I was going to skip this thread but I just can't resist. *Relax, this won't hurt a bit!*
First we should clear up this 'Faith' is the answer problem. I know it works for some of you out there, but for me it just didn't cut it. "Faith
in WHAT Exactly", is what I always asked. How can I 'Believe' or have 'Faith' in 'Something', when I don't know what the hell I'm supposed
to 'Believe' or have 'Faith' in? In other words, I'm being told to 'Believe' in 'Nothing'. Now how can anyone 'Believe' or have 'Faith'
in 'Nothing'? It's 'Nothing' for crying out loud! I'm looking for 'Something'. I thought that was the whole idea, wasn't it?
Where is God? What is God? Let me See, Smell, Taste, Hear, Feel God and I'll certainly 'Believe'!! Is that too much to ask? Not some book, or
some words from some other person telling me what they know of God. That just isn't the same dammit! Why not me? Has God forsaken me? Have I been
left alone, to sift through lies and riddles until I'm lost forever. Why have so many others been allowed to 'Know' God while I'm left with
'Nothing'? (Does any of this sound familiar? Maybe not word for word, but atleast along the same lines?)
Obviously you won't find 'Anything' in 'Nothing', so I found no strength in words like 'Faith' or 'Belief'.
What I was searching for was also more than just 'Anything', 'Something', 'This Thing' or 'That Thing'. So I found no strength in Any of them
Finally, after I stopped trying so hard to know 'Anything' about 'Something' that I knew 'Nothing' about, I understood 'Everything' I needed
to Know. I then realized the Strength in Knowing. I don't need to Believe nor does it require Faith. Knowing is Knowing, and that was 'ALL I
My advice is not to try so hard. What it is that you are searching for is not hidden from you. It is impossible to avoid once you stop looking. You
simply need to allow yourself to accept that it's already there & always has been. No floating pencils, or magic is required. Don't listen for
whispers in the night, writing on the wall or even signs pointing the way. Just like normal Vision, you loose focus when something is either Too
Close or Too Far Away. Likewise, 'Everything' can be both, Too Simple & Too Complex to understand if you don't view it properly. Search for
Nothing, and you will find Everything.
Silence is Golden, because God is Speaking. Be Still & Listen.
You Will Smile,
You Will Laugh
& You Will Know,
When You Know God.