Posted by: lecubiste | April 23, 2014

The Evolutionary Impulse

Grace cathedral


We are born into this world, into our fate,

Driven by a will to live,

Inheriting our present moment,

Our ancestors,

Our history,

Our natural world.

We are born with the freedom to choose,

And that choice is:

To follow our evolutionary impulse, to grow and do good;

Or to pursue a less noble path,

Against our conscience.

To choose the evolutionary path, some would call Tao, some the Path of Knowledge, some the Way,

Is to follow our hearts.

To follow this path is to face fear and grow courage,

To find clarity,

To gather power,

To accumulate wisdom,

And in the end to know death.

One cannot follow this evolutionary impulse without the awareness of this choice.

To be awakened to this choice is to become religious in some sense,

To become aware of the spiritual world we live in, and the consequences of our choices,

To accept that a solely rational thought process excludes and denies intuition,

Upon which so much depends.

It is to accept the value and meaning of inspiration,

To create,

To dance, paint, sculpt, write, to invent,

To help others, to feel the earth’s heartbeat

In our own hearts,

To reflect the music of the deeper world

In the radiation of our beings,

In our light and life.

Therefore, if we wish to enjoy this life,

We must cultivate our awareness of this evolutionary impulse within us,

And choose to believe that our choice to follow it is for our own good and the good of the world.








  1. Thank you so much for this deep and penetrating thought. It is this evolutionary impulse within us that is a missing piece of our beautiful life’s puzzle. I also loved the part about our inheriting our present moment and all that that entails throughout our lives on this incredible planet. I appreciate your clarity and look forward to more.

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