Desiderata by Max Ehrmann is a 1927 prose poem. "Desiderata" (Latin: "desired things")
18. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
If we accept this declaration as true, it is a comforting thought. The universe is continually unfolding, revealing its inconceivable secrets and incredible mysteries. That which was invisible will become visible. New revelations, Ideas, discoveries, knowledge are being disclosed every second. Little by little, these secrets and mysteries are brought into our sight to experience and on which to reflect. New insights into life and living.
I'm neither arrogant nor audacious enough to question as to whether or not the universe is unfolding as it should on its magnificent scale; however, on a personal level, in my private world, I'll admit that it doesn't always seem to me that the universe is unfolding as it should. I suppose that thinking that it should always be clear to me is arrogant and audacious.
if I'm feeling unsettled In my private world, then the universe isn't unfolding as it should. If I don't have the good fortune I want, the universe isn't unfolding as it should. If I can't explain it, the universe isn't unfolding as it should.
If I accept that the universe is unfolding as it should, that understanding would bring comfort and encouragement. I need to come to that understanding.
Since we've established that we're significant entities living in and contributing to the universe, we are participants in this unfolding and will forever continue to be. We can harness this knowledge to work for us. Living is complicated. It doesn't happen in a vacuum – it happens in the universe.
When we bring the universe into our perception, we look to be inspired to do good and guided to what is good. We look for good to come to us. We become comfortable in our humility and in our existence. We become assured that whether or not it is clear to us, no doubt, the universe is unfolding as it should.
Thank you for reading. What are your thoughts?
Dedicated to my sons Jibri and Chris, my privilege and blessing. EcwmB