God is actively present in our lives – all the time –
But we don’t acknowledge it
Because we’re not looking for God –
After all, humans, historically, have specialized in looking only at themselves
Or at objects they desire to possess or manipulate.
The truth is that if we ever did look away from ourselves – even for a moment –
We couldn’t avoid seeing God.
So, look away, little one, look away!
What does God smell like?
Perhaps we should ask a dog.
What does it feel like to be “taken up into the spirit”?
Perhaps we should query the diving-down ducks.
Every sentient being “knows” God in their own unique manner
Except humans who generally think spiritually only in blueprints.
We do know God – but several steps removed –
In our focused, yet abstract way.
Backing up a bit, we can gain some perspective
But the intensity of the experience diminishes –
On the other hand, if we move closer – like a lover should –
We often lose a sense of the whole.
Perhaps we should think about reclaiming our distant vegetable self –
Or take up an intimate relationship with stones –
In other words, leave our beautiful minds at home
And approach God “fresh” –
That is, close as “reality” can get –