Why doubt yourself?
Why look ahead and worry
that you won’t be able to cope
that this challenge will be too much for you
and these events will overwhelm you
and you’ll finally be exposed
for the fool you really are?
You should have learned by now
that there’s a spontaneous self inside you
that’s as agile as a wild animal
and always ready to leap up
and respond with perfect reflexes
to any new situation.
You’re only here now
because your spontaneous self has been guiding you all our life
steering you away from danger
(so gently that you weren’t even aware of the danger)
whispering wisdom into your ears
(so quietly that you thought it was your own)
arranging crazy coincidences
(that you thought were just random)
and secretly disobeying your ego’s desires.
Your spontaneous self will never let you down
as long as you don’t obstruct it
as long as your mind doesn’t become so dense with doubting thoughts
that its impulses can’t flow through you.
Life is a game that moves much faster than thought
that keeps shifting and spinning and reconfiguring
and your sluggish mind will always fall behind.
But you can trust your spontaneous self
to meet every moving moment
with a perfect instinctive response.