what is god for you?
what is god for you?
mig. in the video you were asked what god is for you. is there something you wish to add?
rm. influenced too heavily by people / cultures who are thinking far too little and are seemingly famous for it.
rl. 'it’s better to not over think these things, it was a moment in time and i accept that’s what i thought then.
mig. is the word god controversial for you? if yes why?
rm. people have different visions of what god is so that leaves it up to various interpretations. in any case, god is usually something that people have a very strong belief about. often when people don't agree on something it can then be considered controversial.
rl. no, not for me personally, i see it as the personification of a strong belief and i think that's why it’s been controversial through our history. people have different beliefs that they identify themselves with and a disagreement or attack of this idea creates instant hostility as if it is an attack on oneself.
mig. do you think of religion when you hear the word god? if yes, why?
rm. having spent my childhood in the 'bible belt' of the usa, the split second i hear the word god it does make me think of religion. it was a type of programming i went through there.
rl. i take god to be synonymous with not religion per se but more of someone or something that one has faith in and is respectful towards, which can include religious figures. the main thing is whatever a god is, it has to have the power to inspire, evoke faith and respect.
mig. do you believe everything happens for a reason, or are we the reason why things happen?
rm. i think that our actions do influence how life evolves around us.
rl. i think it's both, we are in an environment that we didn't build but we are changing.
mig. define love. what does love mean for you?
rm. unconditional acceptance and understanding. a magical inspiration.
rl. love cannot be explained, it is like chemistry, each being is their own element and needs to be put with another element to create love, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it's close to the formula but just not quite right and this is the trial and error people go through until they get the magic potion. And once you get love, you need to make it last.
mig. do you think love is something all life forms share?
rm. i honestly don't know. for example, i can't imagine how an amoeba feels or thinks or if it does at all.
rl. maybe, i can't say for other living species as much as we can't imagine someone not feeling love, there could be something that can't or perceive love...although there's absolutely nothing wrong with unrequited love!!
mig. what in your opinion can make a relationship last a whole lifetime?
rm. unconditional acceptance, understanding and patience.
rl. love. It makes you passionate and compassionate.
mig. what have you learned about life so far?
rm. that it is a continual learning process and the more open we are to learning the more alive it is.
rl. that there is no wrong way to live it.
mig. how would you describe us/humanity today?
rm. a mixture of people whose main interests are making money, others that want to change this and others who don't think anything at all.
rl. When I think of humanity today, I think of what is wrong with the world. humanity is winning at it's own game of monopoly with the earth and other living species being unwilling participants.
Humanity itself is owned by this idea called money where it measures everything using this currency. This makes this game way too easy, who controls the money, controls everyone and everything in this world. It will be a matter of time before the earth will throw the board and say game over and I will have to say, we deserve it.
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videography by mig. all rights reserved 2014.
photography by mig. all rights reserved 2014.
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