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
God is always talking to us, but we almost never listen. God is always with us, gives us full attention, as if we each were his only child. Nothing past nor future is more important than finding and doing the greatest humanly possible good at this moment. Every most promising next thought, word, and step we take is virtually doing God’s will. And are cheered on by all known and unknown goodness, truth, beauty, and unconditional love. Celestial beings cannot fathom how God mysteriously does this. When we stop thinking, struggling, worrying, just relax, close our eyes, in complete, simple trust like a 5-year-old child, going ever deeper inward, quiet, sensitive, receptive, we begin to receive suggestions of the next step to take. To keep going deeper, we need a partner to make a list of key words we say out loud as each suggestion enters our consciousness. Even better suggestions come if this partner prays or wishes silently for us to have the best possible experience.
When suggestions stop coming, we open our eyes and select the most promising step on the list. If we have the courage to take that step, we learn from real life experience, 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 all we shall ever need to meet any spiritual opportunity or challenge now and forever.
Not what we want when we want it, we get what we need when we really need it, especially by exhausting our humanly possible effort, our unselfish hearts can always offer loving-kindness where sophisticated egos, educated intellects, and rigid theologies clash.
By focusing exclusively on doing the greatest humanly possible good, all that is not good begins to fade. We experience refreshing peace oft overwhelmed by God’s love. Loving others as God loves each and every one of us equally is all we on Earth—and all on other inhabited planets in time and space— ever need. All else needed may spontaneously appear. 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.