In a world filled with uncertainty, the question of what God is often arises. Rather than asking what God is, I believe the more pertinent question is how we can define God for our own benefit and that of others.
Our senses are constructed in a way that prevents us from knowing absolute truth. What determines truth or falsehood lies within our belief systems.
Belief, I argue, is the most powerful tool at our disposal. It's crucial to invest our belief in the right things, as mismanaged belief can lead to delusions—constructed beliefs that resist reality.
Our senses are more fragile than we realize; the brain cannot distinguish between what is true or false. Societal constructs and constant environmental influences protect us from forming beliefs too far from reality, enabling us to function in society.
Yet, belief remains the only reality we have. Even with facts, we must believe them to be true for them to become real.
Now, let's explore the intriguing question: Why do concepts of God and religion have such a profound impact on human development? I've partially explained this, but a few crucial points need to be added.
The world is chaotic and incomprehensible. Our greatest enemy is uncertainty, and we constantly seek answers to age-old questions: Is everything happening by chance? Does fate exist?
Considering the vastness and chaos of the world, could God be a tool to prevent us from going mad and to grasp this overwhelming reality?
In this context, God becomes the most accessible belief we can define for ourselves, providing a comforting anchor amid uncertainty.
Given that belief in God has persisted throughout human history, it's evidence that this tool works. I'm not advocating for any specific religion but asserting that there is truth in the concept of God. Why not use this truth for personal and collective benefit?
In essence, I don't believe any single religion is right or wrong. From my perspective, God has a plan encompassing all religions, and even within a chosen religion, individual beliefs vary.
So, why not define your own version of God entirely?
If one is adept at defining their belief and it leads to positive outcomes, I'm convinced more will follow. Conversely, misplaced belief will be reflected in the world or the consequences of one's actions.
Why not utilize the concept of God if it makes it easier for you to invest belief in the right things? Define God according to your belief; if done well, success will likely follow. If discrepancies arise, the world—or perhaps God, as you define it—will provide feedback, redirecting your path if needed.
We've all asked ourselves the question: Who am I? Personally, I have no clue who I am, and I believe it's meant to be that way. Instead of restricting myself and imposing my own definitions of who I am, I let others do the job for me. However, the opinions and perceptions of others about who I am are not what defines me. If I were to give myself the chance to define who I am, it would go something like this: An ordinary person moving forward toward a mystery.
Perhaps that's the essence of being oneself in life – discovering new facets of oneself and what one can accomplish – evolving. I've never quite grasped the expression "to be oneself." How can one not be oneself? It doesn't really matter what one says and does; in the end, it's one's own expression, and one is oneself. You can express exactly what you want, and the thought that you can't be yourself comes from the idea that things don't always go as planned in life.
That being said, I believe it's important not to limit oneself by defining who one is. Because I mean it: Absolutely no one walks around fully understanding who they are in this world. No one! So, I encourage you to stop using the concept of being yourself. It's a fabricated concept that isn't grounded in reality.
If the chance is minimal. But there is no risk. Take the chance