Boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Boy: There is no spoon.
Neo: There is no spoon?
Boy: Then you’ll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.I was a Christian for about 30 years. During that time, my Christianity moved from Hell-fire certainty to Universal brotherhood. In all those years I heard countless people telling me what the heart of God is... words upon words. Then one day, I had a conversation with that mystic boy.
Boy: Do not try to find the heart of God. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.
Me: What truth?
Boy: There is no God.
Me: There is no God?
Boy: Then you’ll see, that it is not the heart of God that you are discovering, it is only yourself.I came to realize that my shift from believing in a God who could send his children to Hell, to no longer believing that was even remotely possible, had nothing to do with a change in God. It was a change in me. With that insight, came the realization that everyone's view of God is merely a reflection of their own heart. That pastor, or rabbi, or priest, or believer who is telling you about God is really only telling you about their own heart. They know nothing of any deity.
None of us do.