The force of love is actually real. In modern life we have grown used to randomness, to the notion that life is precarious and threatened at every turn. But the history of life shows that it has survived for billions of years; in fact it seems to create conditions for its own survival by means of some deep intelligence that is never threatened. No matter how hostile the conditions, life is inextinguishable.
You can apply this insight to your own life. Imagine its very beginning, when against billions of odds a single sperm managed to fertilize an ovum in your mother’s womb. Your present identity depends entirely on that act. The chances against this single occurrence would make it seem impossible, but it happened effortlessly.
Likewise, there have been millions of assaults against you from the environment, from pollution, radiation, even from random mutations within your cells; any one of these could have ended your chances of survival at any time from conception to the present day.
Yet the intelligence and organizing power inside you has overcome these obstacles with effortless ease, despite all the struggle your conscious mind could not anticipate or plan how to conceive life, keep it going, or defend it from such terrible dangers.
Now, if this effortless ease can operate at the unconscious and cellular level, why not on the conscious? Can you see yourself riding the crest of the wave of life? In fact, that is what you are doing at every moment. Your personal impulses to think, feel, and act are like the crest of a wave, constantly falling forward into the future, yet constantly renewed form below – the surge of love that constantly upholds life is like the surge of the ocean that renews each wave.
Seeing this is the beginning of trust. In the light of trust, as it develops slowly over time, you will find that you are a privileged child of the universe, entirely safe, entirely supported, entirely loved.
Adapted from Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 1995).