My simple reason to write is to help others learn from my experiences.
Who am I speaking to? I am told I need to write to a very focused image of one person or type of person. My problem is that I don’t really like speaking to just one type of person, or even a group of just one type of person. In fact my “reason” for writing is to engage conversation between two different types of people so speaking to just one seems a bit crazy. I guess I could say my audience is the type of person that wishes to communicate with people not like themselves for the purpose of of growing and loving themselves and their collaborator in the conversation.
To be more focused, I am interested in life, mine, yours and why we are here. If there is no God, universal consciousness, etc thats fine it doesn’t eliminate my desire to have, create or uncover a reason. If there is some source of consciousness or purpose then that is interesting to explore too. I have been thinking about this and writing about this most of my life, even talking about this in class much to the dismay of my elementary school teachers. By high school they had already written me off as a trouble maker and ignored me, but in primary school my inquiries were still cute.
At this point in my life it is sort of a balance. I have probably spent equal time as both a curious person looking for God, or whatever and the other half feeling like God clearly exists and is in a close relationship with me. I love both halves of my life. Both were fun, exciting, painful, joyous. I get a bit lost being immersed totally in a group of 100% one or the other. So my hope would be that as I look into this a write down my experience people on both sides will get more out of sharing with people different than themselves.
One only needs to look at the state of politics today to see how polarize many topics have become. It seems reasonable to think there is room for a better approach. Its possible if not probable that there are some full on crazy folks on both camps, unable to learn or consider others, totally obsessed selfishness. Overall I think most people are loaded with a lot more good than bad and our path is to seek their good and our good and grow this together. So if you are a hard line Believer or Atheist then I am probably not going to be too interesting to you, but if you want to understand someone on the “other side” I hope I can help. Whatever our “Big Issue” might be, the environment, education, the economy, relationships, humanity, God, we can surely do more by working together with people who might think differently on one or several issues but share a similar goal regarding our “Big One”. Let’s do this!