P R E A C H.
God is written into my skin.
I say Gods name as I wake for the day, and as I shut my eyes at night.
Every particle in me believes in a higher power. It’s a belief I’ve doubted many times, but never turned my back on.
Being raised in a very religious home, in a very secular country, has shaped my belief system, but also made me re-define faith. I realized early on that God was an entity I needed to explore on my own, outside of the frames of religion. Completely limitless. I also knew that in order to truly become the spiritual believer I am, I needed to separate God from religion, and get to know – what I believe to be the highest power– in an unconditional setting. I started to speak to God without obstacles and without introductions. I poured all my gratitude and all my wishes into our conversations. I did my best to care for the value that God had put in me. I tried many forms of these prayers but they always ended up like a conversation you would have with an old friend.
I believe religion speaks the truth to some, but not to everyone. I love the traditions. I love watching my mother pray. I love to witness other´s devotion and I have experienced the compassion that comes with the Islamic faith. I just believe that we reach God in different ways.
The way I see it, our existence is too random for it to have sprung out of nothing. I believe that God is the old light found in our universe. The divine intervention that set the universe on fire. I believe that our chaotic birth must have been planned for it to make sense. Even though my relationship with religion is still undefined, my belief in God has never been stronger.