We look forward to the time when the
Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. — William Gladstone 1809-1898
At any moment, we really have only 3 choices…do good, do harm, or waste our time. Nothing past nor future is more important than finding and doing good now.
One way to get suggestions of the greatest possible good only what each of us and no one else can do with the next step taken is to close eyes, humbling, not humiliating, and going as deep inward as possible, stop thinking, worrying, and struggling, just relax, with complete, simple trust, like a 5-year-old child, and become very, very receptive. A free will choice to do good is supported by all known and unknown sources of goodness, which includes truth, beauty, and love. Keeping eyes closed, going ever deeper inward, quiet, open, sensitive, to begin to receive suggestions of the next step to take. To keep going deeper, we need a partner to list key words we say out loud as each suggestion enters our consciousness. Better suggestions come if this partner prays or just wishes silently for us to have the best possible experience.
When suggestions stop coming, look at the list, and select the most promising suggestion. If we have the courage to take that step, we learn most from real life experiences, tiny bit by bit, to make the best humanly possible use of our vast, unique, infinite, hidden, eternal potential deep in our heart of hearts, where we already have an d can find all we shall ever need to meet any spiritual opportunity or challenge now and forever.
Eternal values and meanings are loving service, unselfish devotion, courageous loyalty, sincere fairness, enlightened honesty, undying hope, confiding trust, merciful ministry, unfailing goodness, forgiving tolerance, and enduring peace.
We don’t get what we want when we want it. We get what we need when we really need it, especially first exhausting our humanly possible effort, our unselfish hearts can always offer loving-kindness where sophisticated egos, educated intellects, and rigid philosophy/theology clash.
By focusing exclusively on doing the greatest humanly possible good, all that is not good begins to fade. We experience refreshing peace. Sometimes we’re overwhelmed by goodness. If most of us keep doing the greatest humanly possible good, we may usher in our next stage of spiritual development on Earth—the age of light and life.