what is god for you?
mig. in the video you were asked what god is for you. is there something you wish to add?
ak. i just think it’s quite a difficult question to define in words. i think it’s something that is not yet in the human capacity to talk of or touch on. so i guess the answer that i gave is just a little fraction of what it could possibly be for me.
mig. is the word god controversial for you? if yes why?
ak. uhm, yes, i think the fact that it is a word that us humans are trying to put onto a subject that is completely out of our capabilities, in that way it’s a controversial word, but i do think that we need to give it a sign in order to communicate the idea of it. it’s controversial but also needed.
mig. do you think of religion when you hear the word god? if yes, why?
ak. i do think of religion yes, but i don’t think the word god necessarily belongs to religion. of course in the history of the world and the circumstances you are led to think of religion when you hear the word god. i would like to think of religion and god to have a positive connection, maybe this will be in the future.
mig. do you believe everything happens for a reason, or are we the reason why things happen?
ak. i think this is a very difficult question to answer. and the fact that it is so difficult can maybe be a little piece of evidence that we might never be far enough evolved to answer such things. like what comes first, the egg or the chicken… they’re so simple, but we don’t know the truth about them. i also like to leave it uncertain, i like the mystery of cause and effect and we should not try to define it. the uncertainty without definition is the beautiful, fuller, more complex thing that we should leave be.
mig. define love. what does love mean for you?
ak. i think i could maybe base it on my experiences, and make theories about it. but i’d rather be down to earth and say that the biggest love i’ve felt is the love for the world and existence. it was once on top of a mountain, the cliche machu pichu, but there after days and days of walking, perhaps nature had put me in this state of harmony with myself and certain energies aligned in my body where i could feel this purity, the bigness of this energy that the world has gifted me with. at that moment the love for the world was at it’s highest. that for me was love. i always try to come back to this feeling or at least the memory of it.
mig. do you think love is something all life forms share?
ak. yes, i guess in a way this perfect harmony that love assumes and the purity that it brings with it is a certain order or disorder that exists in every particle. so then of course it is not just the living things that share it but also rocks and other things that are not moving and breathing.
mig. what in your opinion can make a relationship last a whole lifetime?
ak. well, i guess it would take two people who are aware of what unconditional real love, real harmony, is. once they are they will try to conquer all the imperfections our mind poses on us. so trying to escape all the materialistic desires. it takes a lot of discipline, patience and awareness.
mig. what have you learned about life so far?
ak. oh, wow, i think life is a big riddle. it’s hard to explain but we’re driven by the curiosity to explain. i think we shouldn’t not be curious, but curious in a balanced way. i’ve learned personally that i’m at one point driven by very scientific curiosities, and i would fill myself with facts. then next i will be hungry for something more mystical, poetical. there’s always this balance of the right and left, of the spiritual and the factual, the intellectual and the mystical. it’s good to keep balance.
mig. how would you describe us/humanity today?
ak. i see two different sides of things. i feel that there is growth of an awareness, for example in the art world, generally in places where there is creativity. to be honest, having been in fashion, this is perhaps one of the creative industries where this sensitivity is missing. but in general i think there are certain layers of people in society that are driving the awareness or driving the need for higher thoughts, and i hope this will spread out to everyone today.
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