Is searching for God like searching for Big Foot? Is it a useless endeavor? Where do most people go searching for God? We go to the source, like the ancient sacred books that tell about the creation of the world by God. We go to religious scholars that translate these books, and many go through a mediator (church) in communicating with God. Can we really say that we have found God?
Does God have a physical form that we can see, or is God something like a spirit that is omnipresent? Some say that God created mankind in his image, while others believe God is an invisible force. Many times religions have concrete images of past prophets that they worship, but they have no images of God.
Could God be an enormous spirit, soul or conscious that envelops the universe, which includes mankind? Can we all be made from this enormous conscious or soul of God? Is it possible that our innermost heart (soul) was originally pure like that of God? In the Heaven’s Truth Church (Tenrikyo), it is said that evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) has attached to our innermost heart (soul). When we sweep our mind of these evils, we begin to remove the impurities attached to our hearts (soul); and we become one with God. We become spirited with God.
Searching for God in this Universe may be a useless endeavor. We must search within ourselves; the existence of God may be found within our innermost hearts (souls). We only need to remove greed, arrogance, and self-love to find God.