The Reasons Why Most People Don’t Realize They Are God
People do not realize that they are God because of two basic misunderstandings.
The first is that they do not understand the nature of miracles and superpowers. This is due mostly to ingratitude.
The second reason is the translations of Torah into other languages made it appear that God is speaking in the first person to the second person and sometimes about a third person and we have not yet grasped this: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me; I am the LORD; and there is none else; I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I am the LORD, that doeth all these things. – Yishayahu (Isaiah) 45 : 6-7.
The second reason, clearly, is related to the first.
Thich Nhat Hanh is right. You have been taught that walking on water is a miracle. Therefore, you think that walking on land is not.
You think that being able to heal a leper is a miracle. Therefore, you think that making a sad person smile or restoring hope in a heart in which it was dwindling is banality and a small thing.
You think that God is able to do anything God wants just by willing it. You do not realize that everything God wills to be God must find in the infinite infinities of its own Self and that doesn’t happen easily.
As for God speaking in first, second and third persons: Do you not talk to yourself as though you were another all the while knowing full well that it is you talking, you listening and you clarifying the matter to yourself?
Do you not have levels of your consciousness on which matters are more clarified than on others?
Does your Heart not talk to your Head and vice versa?
Do you not talk to your Body as though it were other?