What I termed in The Wisdom of the Overself "an inner necessity" as being responsible for this self-activity of World-Mind in bringing forth the universe needs, I now see, some clarification if it is not to be incorrectly understood. It is the nature of World-Mind to be passive by turns, just as it is the nature of animals and humans to be active on waking, at rest when sleeping. In this nature, there is imbedded a desire to express something of itself in the cosmos. But this desire is not for its own benefit, for the Perfect has nothing to gain. In all manifested creatures, desire seeks self-benefit, obvious or hidden; not so in the World-Mind. Its activity exists only for the benefit of this multitude of creatures.
-- Notebooks Category 27: World-Mind > Chapter 3: World-Mind and ``Creation'' > # 47