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God is always with me

There?s no specific moment when I connect with Him. He?s omnipresent and I can feel Him in moments of crisis and of bliss, says designer Sonam Dubal.

india Updated: Oct 22, 2003 12:09 IST

My relationship with God is a continuous process. There’s no particular moment that I single out to connect with Him. He’s omnipresent and I can feel Him around me, in moments of crisis and of bliss.

I lost my mother when I was just 12 and it was a big blow. But I knew there was someone I could always depend on. He gave me the foresight and the insight to deal with life. While death is a way of life and comes when it has to, that’s where will-power plays an important role. A pessimistic attitude never helps, experience has taught me that.

I have a mixed parentage: a Tibetan-Sikkimese mum and a Maharashtrian dad and that’s made me a very liberal believer. I’ve always believed in a presence around me. Karma dictates my actions. I can’t possibly hurt someone or be cruel to God’s creations.

I love to visit monasteries, temples and churches. A sense of all-pervasive calm and the tranquil spirit engulfs me there. Maybe it’s the interiors or the statuettes but they make you greatly aware of Him and they’re important to each one in their own way.

I’ve been catching up in a lot of spiritual literature lately. Everything from Herman Hesse’s A Man Called Siddharth, Gary Zukav’s The Seat Of The Soul, to Edwin Arnold’s Light Of Asia. Author Paulo Coelho’s, "When God wants to give you something, the entire universe conspires to give it to you," aptly sums up my belief in Him.

First Published: Oct 22, 2003 12:09 IST