It occured to me as reading through the recent "God" threads that the image of god is indeed varied. So I wondered what people's idea of what god is? For me it is the image of our "higher" selves. It is the image of ourselves that we strive towards, in whatever way, to improve ourselves and become "better" human beings. After all wasn't "man" created in "god's" image? What do I mean by "better"? It appears to be a common thread amongst many MAists that they feel more peaceful and better equiped to deal with the trials of life as a result of training. Others have reached the same place through relegious or philosophical teachings or study. Thoughts?