what is god for you?
mig. in the video you were asked what god is for you. is there something you wish to add?
hem. i think i talked a lot already.
mig. is the word god controversial for you? if yes why?
hem. i don't think it's controversial. i actually think, at least for me, there's a lot of people that make a big deal out of it, but it shouldn't be something that's controversial.
mig. do you think of religion when you hear the word god? if yes, why?
hem. i don't think of religion at all when i hear "god". spirituality is an intensely personal thing.
mig. do you believe everything happens for a reason, or are we the reason why things happen?
hem. hehe, that's a bit like the chicken and the egg, it could be both. i believe there is such a thing as 'synchronicity' in the universe, it's a thing that a lot of philosophers have talked about. carl jung talks about synchronicity, how sometimes there is something in our unconscious, we may see something outside ourselves that relates to something in our brain, and that connects. in a way i guess things happen for a reason, but at the same time if we didn't have free will it wouldn't be as interesting a universe as it is.
mig. define love. what does love mean for you?
hem. i believe that people tend to get love confused a lot and think that love is this idea of passion that one gets when one meets people. i actually believe that love is something more universal that doesn't have to do with romantic love. i guess love is everything, love is one of the building blocks of the universe, everything that happens happens because of love. it happens because of primary energy that creates, that makes things. love is creation, creativity.
mig. do you think love is something all life forms share?
hem. yes. i believe it's what moves everything that is alive.
mig. what in your opinion can make a relationship last a whole lifetime?
hem. i think it's really about being honest, not so much honesty in that i will tell you everything that's going on. but being out there, being clear about who you are and being accepting of when other people are being honest about who they are. i think sometimes we don't wanna accept certain things about other people, so we ignore those aspects, or we try to change people. but i guess it's just about being completely honest on both sides and understanding. and letting people be free to be who they are. not try to chain people, but allow them to grow up, even if that means being separated from each other for months or years at a time.
mig. what have you learned about life so far?
hem. not to take it too seriously.
mig. how would you describe us/humanity today?
hem. i don't think the whole of humanity is aware of their purpose. i believe it's still in it's childhood, but not in a good way. it's in its adolescence, for example governments are just comparing cock sizes, trying to be more powerful than the other, instead of focussing on the truth. there's so much wealth, but at the same time so much poverty. with all the science we could do so much good, in food, education and health.
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