Excerpt About Evolutionary Force
The dynamism of Being can move in an optimizing way or can just be repetitive, depending upon whether we are open or closed to the dynamism. If we’re closed—meaning that we are clinging to our positions, identifications, and structures—that situation will trap the energy of the dynamism, which will then move in circles. That is what happens in the experience of ego. We have fixed, rigid structures, and they need the dynamism in order to keep recreating themselves. However, when we are open to the creativity of Being, the dynamism engages its optimizing, enhancing, evolutionary force. Then there is not just a movement that is dynamic, but the dynamism moves in an evolutionary, expanding, deepening, life-enhancing, optimizing way. It’s a movement from the inside out. If we inquire into the energy of the optimizing force, we find that it is love. Love is the creative energy that disposes the dynamism to move in an optimizing way. This makes love the fuel of inquiry—and points to a very clear relationship between love and the revelation of truth: When we love truth for its own sake, we truly love. When our love is selfless and genuine, it is the love of what is real. This shows more specifically why it is the energy for the optimizing, energizing, evolutionary force. Love, by its very nature, is a matter of revelation, of unfoldment. It is a manifestation of Being whose very nature is a matter of opening up and unfolding, like the unfolding of a rose.