Where Is God?
Let us start with a joke. A teacher asks her class, “Where is God?”
A child says, “In my parents’ bedroom.”
“Why?” asks the teacher.
“Because I can often hear my mother shouting, ‘Oh my God, oh my God!’”
What happens when you have an orgasm? For those few seconds, you lose yourself. You lose your sense of space and time. If someone were to ask you, “Where are you?” you would not know. If someone were to ask you, “Who are you?” during orgasm you would not know. There is no space. There is no time.
Now, let us look at the first chapter of the Old Testament. When God created this world, He created water and earth, and He separated day from night. But, notice that God was not created. God was there the whole time. God has no beginning and no end. What this means is that God is eternal. He is everywhere. God exists without space and time limits.
What else exists without time and space? Love. When a child asked Pope Francis, “What did God do before the world was made?” the Pope replied, “God loved.” God is love.
In order to forget space and time, to be orgasmic, we must love. As they say, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.” We live when we are breathless, when we are orgasmic, when we love.
When else do we lose our sense of time and space? When do we become eternal? When we die. When we die, we join eternity. We cease to exist in time and space.
In order to love, to forget time and space, we need to die. We must kill in order to be alive. What is it that we need to kill? Our ego. Our expectations. Our obsessions. The more we kill that which drives us to notice only space and time, the more orgasmic we become. The more we join with God. The more we live.
So where is God? Everywhere there is love.
Ichak Kalderon Adizes
Founder of Adizes Institute Worldwide