Quite humbly and respectfully, I obviously cannot feel it is appropriate for me to speak for God. The ages-old arts that I teach, coach and endeavor to follow — the Bright Beautiful School of Thought/Ming Chia, a type of Tao Chan/Buddhism — said that, in the ultimate sense, we are here because there are some very important things we need to learn and do.
It is genuinely “beyond words” important that we should learn to objectively witness and, thus, understand our inner nature and the stage setting of our natural environment, what we call nature. This is said to be so much about learning to better embrace the notion of “acting without acting” — doing the right thing for the right sake, without the need for selfish recognition or hidden agendas. It is much about the realization that bad tidings and suffering are rooted in desire, craving and fear of healthful change.
If there is a heaven, a “key to the universe,” a “sixth sense,” they are rooted in true honesty, promoting true happiness and true freedom, but most importantly, needing less and less to hide behind.
It is so beyond important that we learn to be truly honest with ourselves — to witness the truth. We are quite often afraid to embrace the most important thing of all: to learn to better appreciate the innumerable blessings, and a spirit of true appreciation. This requires that we embrace our fear and look deftly within and embrace our fear of nature — the natural world that we so often avoid and protect ourselves from. The only thing between us and what we want is fear!
True honesty can allow us to be more prepared for these things, inclusive of heaven itself — a place where there is no time, no space, no distance, where all is known, where there is nothing to hide behind. All of the “walls of lies” come tumbling down.
The following Lotus Flower Blossoms saying from my book, A Glimpse of Heaven, says it so quite well:
“There is a place where, wherever you are there, whatever you are doing — no matter what, in any given moment — there should be nowhere you would rather be. It is where you are right now — and you have the ability to so deeply and artfully appreciate your life and its living, to connect one healthful insight to the next, and make them all one, learning to witness this already existing truth.
“In the wilderness of our existence, a place of budding flowers, about to unwrap in a showing of perfect appreciation for all to thrive upon, we are the flowers that can blossom again and again in each season of our deeper and deeper insights, all connected, each better and more healthful than before.
“It is not unlike heaven and it can become heaven, with enough insight and appreciation. It takes quite a few sparks, glimpses — spine-tingling moments as a way of life that becomes more and more purposeful, more and more without time or space or distance. More and more there is less and less to hide behind.”