what is god for you?
mig. in the video you were asked what god is for you. is there something you wish to add?
bm. god is this force that put us all together and meeting it is learning how to understand existence in a poetic way.
mig. is the word god controversial for you? if yes why?
bm. not by itself. but it is when you write 'god' starting with capital letter meaning the only, male, big, strong, white god. monotheism is very controversial.
mig. do you think of religion when you hear the word god? if yes, why?
bm. not always.
mig. do you believe everything happens for a reason, or are we the reason why things happen?
bm. we’re not the reason why things happen - at all. that is quite prepotent – so human. but i think there is a way that things happen. i don't believe in coincidence, for example. but i think we have the intelligence or the potential of finding or creating meaning living in and looking at this big chaos.
mig. define love. what does love mean for you?
bm. this is the easiest and the hardest one. love is definitely what put people together. love is putting your right foot on the thunder mark and to be marked forever. love is like the immovable motor. love is surely the right way for us to fill the time we have in life. love is like seeing the full bright moon and feeling the urge to howl - like the wolves do. love is being ridiculous and being ok with that. love is the big creative impulse. i think love is definitely how we should fill the time that we have.
mig. do you think love is something all life forms share?
bm. i don’t know. i think yes, but i don’t think we live it and share it in the same way. at least not yet. i’ll ask some other-form-being friends and answer to you later.
mig. what in your opinion can make a relationship last a whole lifetime?
bm. i think communicating is fundamental. the only rule is that there are no rules. so all the parts in the relationship (and it doesn’t matter if it’s a couple of 2, 3, 4 people or whatever) must communicate all the time really well and be clear about the plans, the desires, the feeling and everything else. in that way, the couple can create its own contract. and what is amazing and important is that, if people change all the time (and people does change all the time), the contract has to be re-discussed and changed all the time. and of course, you must have a thunder mark. if you don’t have a thunder mark (where the thunder kisses the rock and makes an 'x' ) or if you don’t have the right sea of the right waterfall to keep your love in, your relationship is maybe not lasting forever. Go find your mark.
mig. what have you learned about life so far?
bm. in not so many words: that it's really cool and really hard.
mig. how would you describe us/humanity today?
bm. this is the hardest question. at first it’s very hard to say “us” or “humanity”. we usually talk about an urban occidental “humanity”. and “us” has been for centuries only white, male and rich people. but, even knowing i would be unfair, I’d try to answer that. we’re in a really complex moment. i think that there are two main forces on humanity now: one going towards a really bad side, forgetting what history says and going through monotheist religions, violence, fascism, racism, homophobia, putting up more and more limitations and borders; and the other one trying to find solutions to life on earth, searching for other kinds of gods, looking for freedom and respect, chatting, exchanging, transforming, meeting other and every kind of people, finding ways to be together, creating knowledge collectively, being interested in love and peace and trying to understand what is the best way to be human now.
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