God, Religion and You – Part (I) – Introduction

Going back in history, it has a huge resemblance to what our ancestral parents, great grandfathers and endless genetic streams of historic relevance will tell us that we all at some time were part of some religion. So what is knocking my head these days and way too much to understand the depth of this connection.

On the other part, I am not religious at all. I gave up religion nearly 5-6years ago when I moved out of the native birth place in India. Even then the religion never was dominating me in my own understanding. I was well surrounded by my family who are in full depth to their religious beliefs and it did lead me to believe in the good bits but did not keep me tied to it at all. The more my hunger grew to get out and away from the human perspectives the farther I reached freeing myself from the limiting factors of life.
Religion is a strength to those who have sheltered themselves in the shade of its multi colored umbrella held by one of their own central pillar called as God. This is just where my understanding comes to conflicts with the other aspects of this life. We are born, taught, grown into this strong bonding from our parents about where and what we should be. I was 17 when I first stepped out of my house longing for the long haul journeys where I wanted to go farther than any of my age people would be doing. The point I was making  to myself was not restricting to the walls of normal life and this was the first time I was taken to the life far away into the Himalayas. It was a kind of strange experience because I was surrounded by people almost double my age in the group and I was seen as the kid which is understandable but this didn’t change my thinking in anyway of how I saw the life then and now. I was in constant urge to learn to feed my growing hunger for this human behaviour of God. I soon started travelling alone farther away in the remote expanses of life where the life came at a different level. The human essential for living got further reduced to the food, shelter and warmth – the presence of religion existed to even further and deeper extent. There was a deeper connection I was exploring unknowingly which I would have realised almost another 14years later in life. We humans created (I will stress here again, WE humans) a pillar of our strength from some form of human existence that powered others to feed them on his or her beliefs about how life should be run. This obviously did not happen in a day or a year or century – there was constant movement of this belief leading to addition of more and more till eventually this became a Religion for others to follow. Thousands of years over and we are still dominated by the power of our historic beliefs – the strengths that are held in books beyond the feeling of right and wrong. The fights of existence of where I shall belong.

The moment a child is born, parents plan to do the religious ceremonies – to welcome the new one to the plane of physical belonging – the society – the acceptance – the child now is part of what you have believed all your life or what the books or the historic processions ever taught you to do. Would you consider letting this child be born to the right fundamentals of life – love, respect, equal belonging – No ?

In my personal circumstances, For whatever happened around my life in terms of religion was part of my till certain stage of life embedded me into the direction of being myself – to practice my thoughts in real life – break the boundaries of the human understanding beyond the cultural and common beliefs. I don’t have anyone to give the credit to but to the circumstances of life. I have excelled in a particular aspect of life by travelling, seeing and knowing things most do to forget as they grow old.
I have seen the domination of the religions, well it is all around us – Oh, did you see these people in the high streets/ shopping Malls / busy streets telling you to join their religion ?? Yeah, it is another sign of what this world is going to become. To be able to stand and make your own choices is not the most difficult thing but you get sucked before you can open your own mind to see beyond this ever growing mass cult. To be part of the religion is not an issue but to be blinded by the masses is. You follow the cult your religion paves for you for which you are nothing more than a number in the end.

I turned myself into being human in understanding the respect for the life, emotions, egos and harmony – Well, oh yeah – your religion does the same then why does it turns out that this life only means we humans can eat, kill and torture others, so when you eat the meat to celebrate this human life – does that not derogate your thoughts for one second even ? That meat you just had anyways, had a life in it  !! Oh No, we are moving away from the topic here. Does your religion not teach you about the respecting emotions – Oh yeah, we are taught to be the leaders – everyone wants to lead, this lead lets you to kill others, hurt others, harm others emotionally – ! Oh No, we moved off the topic again .. Yeah, Ego – the battle is within your brain to not allow yourself to accept and learn but to be the arrogant character from your childhood till you eventually learn to accept one day when it is literally too late  !! I see these examples every day, on the road – in the workplace and in the every second person who seems to be smarter in their own way to wag off others. Okay, I have moved off the topic but there is a connection here to understand that Religion binds you to the Disciplinary belonging in life – Nothing more you would do would make you feel more powerful as long as you do it within your limits of Religion.

Now take a deep breath to ponder upon what has been said. We all have points to make and I am sure you will have yours because this is getting between reasoning, realising and freeing yourself.
God is within each of us – just that some never appreciate this existence while others are making you a slave of their Godliness. If you are true to your own-self whether it be your endless desires, your dreams or the bucket lists .. you can achieve it all by yourself – not because GOD did it for you. You will sit singing GOD all your life but OiiiEy GOD is part of the RELIGION that YOU are made to FOLLOW but the real GOD is within YOU.

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Cultivate a feeling – “Sharing”

It is not hard and it is not impossible but just a feeling of holding on is something that separates each one of us from others. What we miss the most in life is basics of life – Joys, happiness and moments filled with smiles. The root cause of everything that is related to the Joys, happiness and smiles is “Sharing”. We humans are formed with our basis around our environs – what surrounds us is the biggest weakness that eludes us to not look outside it.  Why shall I do it when the other person has not done it – Forgiveness is a gift few are gifted with and rest all denies to not learn it. I am not a master but I am always a learner from the mistakes I do, I see from others and I learn to seek myself into that place where I am able to do what others may not be even thinking of.

To share is a feeling, as a child – is a form of pure thoughts. When I was a child I used to play with my brother and I knew that sharing with him is a gift. Sometimes we did fight but we learned to live in harmony of keeping both warm and safe. Sometimes these logics seems outdated simply because kids these days do not want to go out – doesn’t have siblings – have too many PS3 games – endless food to munch on – Are we losing something here with time ?? Parenting – Are we forgetting to share what we used to do in Childhood with our children ! Many may not be in a stage to understand this but with time one does understands how evolution grows on.  Simply back in time – Sharing was once part of life which sure isn’t anymore. I do see that western world never embarked on those feelings but that is the reason why people seek more happiness in materialistic objects than in the real happiness. Happiness is not found in money, not found in the geeky gadgets and not found online but when you spark a reason big enough to share – you generate lot of elements that have not been visible to you.

In all these years that I travelled, I learned a lot about humans – we are all bound with our own ego of who we are but there is a bigger gift when you share. You generate a feeling of endless happy moments.  Some of these pictures below are a simple result of sharing that I cannot generate in this western world – the ambiguity surrounding us in this world is of complicated factors. I cannot go take the pictures in the same way I am used because there is no way to find these people who are willing to share.

All I can share is some of the moments from the past : Feel free to share, live and smile : Do not kill yourself in your ego, you may not be here for long or long enough to realize you lost your age, glory and talents in the fame of polishing your ego.

Joys of Happiness
Sharing the “Joys of Happiness”

Poor or rich :  Happiness always stays a question. Poor do not need expensive gadgets to realise happiness but they do seek comfort. Happiness is a free form factor that exists when we simply share.

Sharing Smiles
True happiness does exist.
Giving Joys :)
From the early days of travels : I travelled far and wide to know – there is no bigger joy than joy of giving without a feeling of expectation.
Sometimes the returns come to you in other forms – to just look back in time and realize – Life was as simple.
Sharing what you have even though it may cause you discomfort – may mean a lot to someone who is seeking that 5 inch of space which can make someone’s day – it means a lot to them.
There is always something you can share. Just as I crossed one of the highest passes in the world – there was these two shepherds who have just been showered down by passing snow.
I was even further freezing to just have been under that snow myself but then there as something – we all needed “Heat” – Not too hard to find where to get it and share it without any hesitations.
The difference it makes is – Would you have stopped ! to share !!
Faces of happiness
Who would say … It is not worth it ! All is candid and the joy that I do not feel who I am but I do feel where I am – I want to be part of each moment.

All that I learned was to smile, share and be happy : For this life is to live it for once. I am not rich but richer than most of you in terms of what I have. The moments of joys collected in years only because I shared them. I got friendships of the ones who I may meet or may not meet but when I see them again – I will show them the photos that I took of them years ago. To share it – is all that I mean with “Sharing”

Thank you
Friendship… A gift !

“To share sometimes does not mean giving away – it means giving that may re-bounce back to you in ways you never knew.” – MB 25.09.12