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)