The goal of the religious quest should be reality, not God. “God” is an idea someone else has given you. Instead, seek for that which brings you to life, widens your perceptions and deepens your connections to every other being.

An ever deepening sense of compassion will give you assurance you are on the right path. But, if you begin with someone else’s picture of God, you may walk obliviously right by the beloved every day of the rest of your life.