For a fact, I am not religious one bit but I do believe in God just like everybody. We have religious fanatics all over the world and one can’t trust them easily. You see people who think that they know God more than you do and they can easily lead you astray if you let them. A lot of Christians now worship their pastors and priests than God. The same thing with Muslims and their Imams. But I always like to be one with God. I just started practicing to do so. Here, let me show you how.
- Be calm.
To be God, lower your ever-rising thoughts, and become calm. This can be done by deep breathing, watching the breath, yogic exercises (I am very lazy at this), meditation, and performing actions with a sense of complete surrender without expecting any fruits and rewards, etc
- Empty your thoughts.
When the entire mind becomes thought-less, and at the same time, extremely alert and aware, you are one with the whole creation or God. I still find this very difficult to do.
- Realize that there is only one entity, and that entity is omnipresent.
This means being present always, everywhere at all times, in each cell and pore of your body, your body in all materials, in animals, plants, rocks, rivers, everything and everywhere and all gross things including matter and energy are manifestations of this one entity, and that entity which is labelled as God is in everyone and everything will create pure, non-business, desire-less love.
- Quieten the mind.
The easiest way to quieten the mind is doing very deep breathing for at least 10-15 minutes. One can breathe through each and every emotion, be it anger, love, hate, anything and transcend it and become calm and experience pure joy or bliss. Very easy to do and I tell you it has helped me a lot. You can try it.
- Watch your emotions.
Emotions are nothing but sensations in some part of the body. Quietly watch these sensations, and the emotions will dissolve, and give way to pure love. Be a witness of your emotions and actions always, rather than becoming the actions and emotions. With this practice, you will be in pure joy or bliss in a short time whatever the external circumstances. God is nothing but pure love and bliss.
You don’t need to be overly religious to be one with God. God is peace and when you are at peace with your mind, body and soul, my sister and brother you are one with God. Hope this touched you in a positive way?