Trust Your Significance

Abide, in the slow, evolving work of the Spirit of Life.
We are, quite naturally, impatient in everything
   Running, to reach the end, without delay.
   Wanting to skip the intermediate stages.
Impatient of being on the way
    to something still unknown, something new.

And yet, it is the law of progress
   that requires passing through
   some stages of instability –
   which may take a while.

And so, be calm;
   Allow ideas to mature in their own time,
   let them shape themselves, without undue haste.

Don’t try to force them into preexisting expectations,
            as though they could be, today,
   what time will make of them, tomorrow.

What mortal can accurately predict
    what this new life, gradually forming, will be?

Accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
   in suspense and not yet complete.
Be willing to be a conduit through which
   the evolutionary process of life may awaken and move

Be at ease trusting you are a significant part
   Of a much greater … and mysterious … wholeness.

(c) Sam Trumbore (2020)

(inspired by a prayer by Tielhard de Chardin)