One day on the island of Kaua’i, I sit and gaze out at a small beautiful tropical garden from a screened-in lānai (what we call a porch in Hawai’i). The sunlight is coming in together with a soft breeze that cools this delightful old house. I pick up this book I’ve been meaning to read. John, my landlord, had suggested a couple of months ago that I read it, and yet I’ve been caught up in everyday tasks and did not pay much attention until now. Its title is “Communion with God”. It is part of a series with some other books preceding it, but I decide to go straight to this “Communion” book. It seems like the right one for me.
I’ve never been very spiritual nor religious. I have read parts of the Bible and other religious doctrines, but they are all too long. I can’t even get close to reading the whole thing. I’ve looked into some of the various religions and their ideas too, but there are none that I can totally agree with. There are always some ideas in that religion that don’t sit well with me, and usually too many rules to follow. Yet, I do believe there is a God and imagine God to be sort of like energy. Something with no shape that can flow through everything. That must be why God is everywhere at the same time, I think.
–by Rhaya Celestyne
—from Going Nuts in Kaua’i: Love, Humor and Spirituality
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