I have and always will be a fan of Star Trek. I even have a Star-fleet Star Trek Daily Meditation manual based on the ‘teachings’ of Star Trek. According to my Manual, today’s meditation begins with the admonition from Capt. Benjamin Sisko ‘Don’t think about it, just do it.’
I think that this affirmation has a lot to do with confidence. After so many things that we’ve done, and so many years of doing them successfully, do we still continue to second guess ourselves every time? Some things we do not think about like walking, breathing, tying our shoes. How many other things do we do daily? Cook, clean, shop. It’s not the function that requires our attention, it’s just the details. The when and the where, but certainly not the how! We just do.
What do we do spiritually? We pray, meditate, practice, support, and nurture. These things we also do automatically, as part of our routine. We know the when and the where. It is Spirit that is the how.
We need not spend the time or energy calculating our blessings by asking how, we need only to be grateful. The focus is not on receiving the gift, but being grateful for the richness and abundance the Universe has shown us. Spending the time and energy by concentrating on receiving those blessings implies that we need to remind the Universe how to do its job. The process that we know for sure is that we are achieving personal growth, that we have what we need when we need it, and that we are right where we are supposed to be. In the infamous words that the sneaker made famous, Just do it.
The earth laughs in flowers
– Ralph Waldo Emerson