There’s a movie called “The Beasts of the Southern Wild.” It’s good! Briefly, it portrays how a tragic emergency is viewed from the perspective of a child. It’s artistic and unrealistic, as we adults believe children to be. But one thing that impressed me is how the 6-year old heroine, was without doubt. At least she expressed less than adults. Her father should be credited, though you may not agree with his parenting style, he himself is faithful and instills in her a sense of courage and determination. Doubt is sneaky. It’s often the quieter yet persistent voice that we hear. Some of us are plagued by doubt. Where and how did our natural confidence and trust vanish? The good news is that it truly is never too late. We can slowly rebuild it and eliminate the doubt and fear, until it’s a vague memory.
The universe doesn’t doubt. Nature doesn’t doubt. Even my cats don’t seem to doubt. They simply deal with the present moment and if it presents difficulty, they forget once it doesn’t. Until we can choose our thoughts more effectively, we might try employing a mantra. Something like: The universe always conspires in my favor, even when I distrust that. Try monitoring your thoughts for a thirty minute period. Watch how frequently and insidiously doubt visits and then cancel it out by using your mantra. You’ll be surprised both by how many thoughts are doubtful, and how good you feel as you relinquish them. It’s a beautiful world as we learn to co-create it. Tragedy might occur, but until it does, don’t doubt the ease and grace of your present circumstance. You’ll be better equipped to handle the tragedy as your being will be practiced at transforming it quickly. Embrace the light!