I am looking out my living room window and I see the trees, some close and some farther out, dancing in the wind. When I was a child, I thought the trees were creating the wind by pushing the trees around. Now I know that it is the wind blowing the trees around--just the opposite of what I thought I knew.
God is like the wind: we see God's effects all around us, but we may not see the way God works in the world, in us, and in all creation. The creative force of good in the world, which I call God, is always a mystery, and I want it to stay that way. I am not interested in a God that can be defined and confined by the wits of humans. My soul longs to know the unknowable, the ineffable, the ever-expanding nature of God.
I only know one way to begin to know God beyond the box that religion has constructed. That is meditation and exploration of the God that lives within each of us. It requires us to be disciplined, to be committed, and to be curious. AND, it means we have to be conscious of that Holy Spirit within us so we can begin to know the edges of God, who is without edges.
Have you seen God?
Where are you looking?
There are many reasons to meditate and many benefits.