“With Our Thoughts We Make Our World.” Buddha


For the past several years now, I have been having an all-out internal battle with the concept of organised religion. While I always had an easy, effortless and peaceful belief in God, I just cannot reconcile that belief with the hatred, judgement and distrust that seems to infiltrate religion: any religion; every religion.

If you actually break down each religion to its essence, each and every one focuses on some version of the Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”). Despite much misinterpretation to the contrary, not one religion tells us to go out and distrust, judge or kill people who do not follow what they follow; to reject the folks who don’t think exactly as they do.

I was fascinated, many years ago, by the implications of an experiment carried out by the late Japanese author and scientist Masaru Emoto, who scientifically proved that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. He photographed water molecules as they reacted to positive thoughts and words, prayer and positive visualization. Then he photographed the same water molecules as they reacted to words like ‘hate’ or ‘evil’. The results, below, were astounding.


While many would call this hokey, I was mesmerised by the implication of those photos. If your thoughts really can do that to water, what on earth can your thoughts do to people, who are comprised of 60% water?

Unless you are a psychopath or a sociopath, if you knew for certain that your every thought had the capacity to directly affect another person’s molecules, wouldn’t you want to be extra careful what thoughts you allowed into your mind? Wouldn’t you want to stay as far as you could from toxic people who not only think hurtful things but say them and mean them?

For the past few years, I have found myself staying away from anyone who – by what they say or do – gives me the impression that they have the answer: the only answer. And I gravitate to the ones who, like me, are constantly seeking; open to the possibility that anything is possible.

Strangely enough, as I have gradually shared my feelings, it has come as a wonderful surprise to me that a great many of the folks in my own church have kept their hearts wide open to me; have welcomed my questioning and have lovingly accepted this divergent path of mine.

I have so many unanswered questions. But I do believe that one day, this body of mine will die and I will see with clarity all the things that seem so muddy to me now. My demise can hopefully wait, though. I am fifty-eight years old and I am just starting to get this whole ‘being alive’ thing figured out.

I still have many kind thoughts to think…

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Patti Moore Wilson/© wednesdayschildca.wordpress.com


Author: Patti Moore Wilson, wednesdayschild2

I write what I feel. And I rarely know exactly what I feel until I write. I have lived long enough to have known many joys and many sorrows. I have made many mistakes; I have forgiven myself for a few… I have learned that there are lessons in every step of this journey, if we only take the time to pay attention… I hope you will feel free to pick and choose the stories that resonate for you…

15 thoughts on ““With Our Thoughts We Make Our World.” Buddha”

  1. I so appreciate your honesty Patti- a breath of fresh air. We are all on a journey of seeking to understand God. We “see through a glass darkly” but one day we will know and understand. His bottom line is definitely love one another, and that is what we need to focus on. I know He will continue to guide us along our path of understanding. If we seek Him with ur whole hearts, we will find Him. (Perhaps better stated, He finds us). (|Deuteronomy 4:29; Hebrews 11:6; ! Cor. 13:12

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    1. I do not mean this comment in any nasty way or anything like that, Judy, but if I could change just “one” word in your above comment to make it perfect, I would change “God” to “life.
      My rationalization: By restricting your search to a know goal, you are unlikely to see anything that changes that goal. It is like a blind person refusing to listen to music because they cannot “see” it with their fingers.
      Too often scientists are so set on proving something that they do not see they are proving something else.
      If, in the end, you still discover God, good for you. But, if you happen to discover something else along the way, do not refuse to see that which is there because it does not fit your preconception. It is still there, whether you want it to be or not.


  2. Thank you for sharing!!.. 🙂 while in the hospital and just before my late wife’s passing (2015) she was visited by a Chaplain… he ask her if she had a religion and she said “No”… he then ask her if she believed in the hereafter and she said “Yes”.. he said “Good, it is what is in the heart that matters, not a name above a door”….. 🙂

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      1. You don’t need an ideology to tell you how and what to believe, just follow your heart… 🙂

        “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett

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  3. Hi Patti,
    If I may offer you my interpretation of a Golden Rule, this is my version: I will do unto others only that which I am willing to allow others to do unto me.
    I wrote this in an attempt to bring the Golden Rule home to me, to make it mine. As a rule, Golden Rules are written as a command from some authority, or power. The only source of my power is me. I am the one who is in control of my actions and non-actions, no one else. The corollary of my version of this rule is: Anything I do unto another I am giving others permission to do unto me!
    Again, the onus is on me. I cannot stop someone from doing me harm if they so desire, they are in control of themselves. But at least I can make sure I do not hurt anyone else intentionally.
    I admit accidents can happen, and I will still take responsibility if I caused them. But accidents are a part of life. They must be dealt with without rancour, or hatred.

    Having said all that, now that you are 60 years old, how are you doing on your search for understanding? What new things have you thought about, even if you discarded them? Have you drawn any conclusions? I would love to hear them.

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    1. It was interesting for me to come back to this one. I guess it would be more accurate for me to say I like the IDEA of the Golden Rule as a standard to keep coming back to, anytime I feel myself losing hope or losing my way. It’s a hard rule to apply when you’re furious or hurt, though. Re. my search for understanding, I really don’t even TRY to pretend that I have any answers, now. I just hope I’m on the right track. Trees, nature and kind people give me energy and hope. And I stay away from all organized religion. It just feels wrong to me, personally. That’s part of what I was trying to say with this post: when we’re being kind to one another, the religion doesn’t matter: it’s just all about love. This is a poor answer but you have me thinking now. I’ll try to put it all to paper and see what my spirit comes up with…


      1. The answer cannot be poor when it is honest. That is the wonderful thing about life. Anything is possible, even though it may not presently be doable. I plan to learn till I die.

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