“…I’ve learned that each of us has a basic view of reality and God that we act out every day in our relationship with our families, our friend, our food.  It doesn’t matter whether we believe in one God, many gods or no god.  Anyone who breathes and thinks and experiences has beliefs about God.  And since mothering is our first preverbal template for an existence in which we feel welcomed or rejected, loved or abandoned, many of us have fused our relationship with our mothers with our concepts of God.

Whether we are aware of those early experiences or believe in preverbal templates does not alter the truth: our daily lives, from the mundane to the sublime, from our reactions to sitting in traffic to our responses to the death of someone we love, are expressions – outpicturings – of our deepest beliefs.

To discover what you really believe, pay attention to the way you act – and to what you do when things don’t go the way you think they should.  Pay attention to what you value.  Pay attention to how and on what you spend your time.  Your money.  And pay attention to the way you eat.”

Geneen Roth – Women Food and God