Drown your fears
I have a large 4 year old dog called Mr Cougz.
He loves to play ball and loves the water, however he has a fear of swimming.
This fear was born when he was a pup at the beach and a large wave swamped him. Ever since then, he cautiously splashes around in areas where his feet are touching the bottom.
I have tried many techniques to help him overcome his fear, but each time he reverts back to this belief/experience/memory.
Yesterday everything changed.
He was playing ball with an 8 year old child, when the ball fell on top of the pool cover.
All of Mr Cougz’s attention was on the ball so he instinctively leaped on to the cover, only to fall straight through.
In an instant he was swimming,
In an instant his fears had vanished,
In an instant he was free from his own beliefs,
In an instant his own true nature revealed itself,
Witnessing Mr Cougz helped me realise:
When we are not identified with our beliefs and concepts,
When we stop paying so much attention to our thoughts,
Our fears vanish,
Our beliefs do not limit us,
Our true nature can reveal itself to us,