Yes, we grope. We fumble around, we struggle, not sure of where we are headed, or if what we are doing is right, but all the time we are being directed by a greater something that we can’t see.
This unseen energy is amazingly beautiful, elegant and will evolve into something higher and higher through reflective consciousness. Nothing can stop it.
Teilhard has called this unseen energy, the one single energy of the universe, love. It is his scientific conclusion that it is God love that evolves through us and as us.
What could be a more elegant way for evolution to work? God is love. It’s so simple.
Feeling confused and even fretful at times, it has been most comforting to me knowing that all my groping for answers is not totally useless. It all has a purpose. I take solace that no matter how uncertain I feel I can trust that an unseen force is guiding me.
I believe this is true for each of us. As we struggle to find answers to both the large and small questions in life—how to get along with others, what to do, how we’ll be supported, what will happen to us when we die—what matters most to me is knowing a loving hand is gently helping us find answers that bring forth beautiful results.
This Higher Power will never force. We must submit to this power willingly.
Every mistake will be used for good. Every tear we shed will be integrated into this field of energy in which we live and move and have our being. It all serves as grist for the mill.
When I consider this great truth I breathe a sigh of relief! For I feel certain I have made a huge amount of mistakes. Or, perhaps I’ve done the right thing, but for the wrong reasons, which is also a mistake.
Yet somehow I’m still here, and even experience some sublime moments in life when I’m certain I’m not alone and can trust the Higher Power to lead me.
I keep remembering I can’t see well enough to judge correctly. I can make decisions but I don’t control the results. I just grope!
I can only hope my choices don’t cause harm to myself or others.
“Do the thing and notice what happens, but leave the results to God,” as Gandhi has wisely taught.
And as Einstein reflected. “If God plays dice with us his dice are loaded.”
How much more enjoyable it is to live knowing that with all the groping we humans do, there is an unseen hand that subtly and silently guides us and eventually causes everything to serve that which is higher. Nothing is wasted. We are safe in God.
This is unconditional love! This is our true security.
So relax. You don’t have the final say. It’s all a work in progress and God is leading you into a greater experience of life through subtle and sublime ways. Just open to this possibility.