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Seeing God

Seeing God

There is a beautiful but very simple Taoist saying about how to see God. The writer and interspiritual teacher, Wayne Teasdale, offers it with a commentary that may truly help to open your spirit-eyes!

How can we see God? Find out here:

Do you need proof of Godís existence?
Does one light a candle to see the sun?
–Taoist saying

The Divine Reality is evident to anyone who knows how to look. It is everywhere, in everything, and radiates from all beings. We can glimpse it when we really look, in the order, design, beauty, and harmony of nature. In fact, in many ways, the Divine is as obvious as the sun.

Sometimes what is right in front of us is difficult to grasp because it is everywhere, because we are subsumed in its context. Wherever we look there are signs, clues, images of the Divine Presence and its vast activity across space and time. It also appears in the depths of the self and the unconscious, in dreams, creativity, love, wonder, philosophical reflection, poetic inspiration, in chance meetings, and in all the little joys of life.

There is no place we can look or be that we will not find God, if only we recognize what we are seeing.

Read more: Spirit, Inspiration

Adapted from The Mystic Hours, by Wayne Teasdale (New World Library, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Wayne Teasdale. Reprinted by permission of New World Library.
Adapted from The Mystic Hours, by Wayne Teasdale (New World Library, 2004).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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3:08AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

If you can not see God in your enemy, you haven't even started on the path.

12:09PM PDT on Aug 13, 2011

Thanks Annie.

11:27AM PDT on Mar 15, 2011

"...about all this article had to offer...," I meant.

11:25AM PDT on Mar 15, 2011

Puff, puff, pass. That's about this article really had to offer.

5:22AM PST on Feb 9, 2011

Thanks for the article.

3:42PM PST on Jan 30, 2011

Thank you so much for your message of hope. It has been heard and understood. I really needed to come across these beautiful words on this beautiful day.

6:13AM PST on Dec 29, 2010

beautiful!!! thank you :)

5:46AM PST on Nov 25, 2010

Thanks for the info.

6:20AM PST on Dec 8, 2009

It's so true! God is in your life's breath :)

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