You don't have to believe in God, BUT...

You don't have to believe in God, but please collapse in wonder as regularly as you can.
Try and let your knowledge be side-swiped by awe and let beauty be so persuasive that you find yourself willing to lay your opinions at her feet.
Darling, you don't have to believe in God, but please pray for your own sake great prayers of thanks for the mountains, the great rivers, the roundness of the moon -- just because they're here at all and that you get to know them.
And let prayer bubble up in you as a natural thing, like song in a bird.
You don't have to believe in God, but do run the most sensitive part of your soul over the soft curves of this world with as much tenderness as you can find in yourself and let her edgeless ways inspire you to discover more.
Just find a way that makes you want to yield yourself that you may be more open to letting beauty fully into your arms -- and feel some sacred flame inside of you that yearns toward learning how to build a bigger fire of love in your heart.
You don't have to believe in God, but get quiet enough to remember we really don't know a damn thing about any of it that is so much bigger and so far beyond the rooftops of all our knowing.

By Chelan Harkin, Susceptible Light