For a long time, I used to believe that praying means asking God for things. Things that made my life good and happy. Then one day some years ago, I realized if there is a god he or she doesn’t need my telling what I want. God would know everything.
Why would I pray to something that needs to be specifically told what I was going through and where I want to go! God is not a shopkeeper trying to sell us things or a computer program that can be programmed the way we want! Right?
God is that powerful being who would take care of the world just like that. The stories from Mahabharata and Ramayana were twisted to support to instill that god-fearing element in human’s mind.
From the time I accepted that God is not a headmaster sitting in his office room upstairs with a monitoring device and a punishment chart I felt liberated. I stopped doing things to please God. Instead, I did things to please myself.
I choose to believe that anything that my mind stumbles on God will know about it. I don’t have to be fearful because God is not looking to punish me. My actions would bring consequences. God is my friend, my light to move forward.
This way of thinking freed my mind tremendously.
I have a good relationship with God where both of us are free to be ourselves yet there for each other.
That’s the foundation of a good relationship, don’t you think?