Thought Filters

Nothing is exactly as it seems nor is it otherwise. – Zen Proverb

Seems contradictory, but true. We know that whatever we see is true from our position, our standpoint, our perspective. We know that it would look different from another perspective, and different from yet another perspective.

This is not limited to what we perceive through our senses. All our experiences are the results of our perspectives. But, sometimes we refuse to accept this.

Hence, it is said that nothing is exactly as it seems nor is it otherwise. From our position it cannot be otherwise. What is being seen or observed or experienced is effected by the seer, observer, experiencer.

Thus, the wise thing is to always remember the possibility of another experience. If we change our thought filters, we will see a different world altogether. You will always experience the evidence of your beliefs. I believe that God exists and I experience God’s presence.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

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Time is the mould of human thought.

The trouble is you think you have time – Jack Kornfield

We do not have time because there is no time. Seriously. There is no time. Time does not exist.

Now you will ask me what is yesterday, today, and tomorrow then? What is past, present, future? Right? These are all our linguistic constructions for communication. There were no such constructions before language came into existence. But, there was life. And people and animals and birds and trees all were living.

To quote Immanuel Kant: Space is the form of ‘outer sense’ and time is the form of ‘inner sense’.

In short, time is the mould of human thought. Try thinking or saying anything without using any tense: past, present or future. Really. Try it. Can you? But, then didn’t the people who lived before the invention of language think? Of course, they did!  But, they must always be thinking about the present moment. They used their memory and imagination together to discover, create, innovate, invent.

We really have this moment. Do not postpone anything. Do it now. Unpack your heart and start doing all you desire. Right here. Right now. It’s not difficult. Our mind makes it look difficult. As Eckhart Tolle says, be out of your mind every once in a while. Meet the God who stays out of your mind. God exists in our experience.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Louise Hay The Angel

This moment is filled with joy. I choose to experience the sweetness of today.

This is one of the most beautiful affirmations Louise Hay gifted us all. Yes, we have a choice of feeling. We may or may not have created every experience of our life. But, we allow all the experiences in our life. We create or we passively allow. As the responsibility lies with us, so is the freedom. We are free to decide about how we want to feel.

Louise also believed that the word ‘should’ is a limiting word and should be removed from the dictionary. She suggested ‘could’ as a replacement. It is more empowering.

She has given a thorough prescription for bringing change in our lives. Dealing with resistance to change and building the new are the two very important practical guidances any motivational book can give us. For me, however, You Can Heal Your Life is not just a motivational self help book. It’s a Bible.

Philosophers before her also spoke about Self Love, Self Acceptance, and Self Forgiveness. But, she has explained these phenomena with great clarity and effectiveness. In her opinion, self love is the solution to every problem of your personality or life.

Louise Hay was a reservoir of Affirmations. All her books not only list affirmations, but contain the A to Z of affirmations. She has proved with personal example how a change in thought can heal even cancer.

She had put decades in the qualitative research about the mind and body relationship. Heal Your Body was her first book which was based on the outcomes of her research. It was very small, yet contained great wisdom. Her deductions are approved by the medical professionals.

Her passion to heal the world is unmatchable. Her devotion to spread the importance of self love is peerless. For me, she is immortal. I did grieve for her transition. But, now I choose to celebrate the fact that She was born. She was a blessing to mankind. Her works will serve the mankind for ages. I have been gifting her phenomenal book You Can Heal Your Life. I will continue to do that. But, my true tribute to Louise is making her favourite affirmation a part of my daily life: I love and approve of myself.

I love you, Louise and shall always do. Louise was the example of the existence of the Divine.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Beauty

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless. – John Ruskin

I agree as well as disagree with this outspokenly honest statement. I agree that the most beautiful things are always inspired creations. Those who create such beautiful pieces of art or fine art or literature or any other performing or nonperforming arts create just for the sake of creation, for the sake of expression. They create for the joy of creation. They create because the inspiration is so strong that they cannot not create.

It is pure. It is blissful. It is divine. It is not banausic. They have no other motive to create it. And the creation may or may not be of any material use for anyone. Agreed.

But, material life is a very small fraction of our existence. The nonmaterial, nonphysical domain is too vast and unfathomable. In fact, it is beyond the capacity of words. And if we look from the perspective of this aspect of the existence, the most beautiful creations are the most useful things.

They lift our spirits. They nurture our souls. They bring us in the ever-moment. We become speechless. We lose the sense of time and space.

These are the windows through which we can have a glimpse of the nonlocal domain of existence. The experience lingers forever. We crave for it again and again. Because it is the knowing of the Universal Oneness which is beyond any definition.

What greater utility can anything have? So pay attention to art. Appreciate art. Make it a part of your life.

“Art begs you to notice it. Why? Because art is God’s way of saying hello!” – Neale Donald Walsch.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Love Freedom Soul God

Love. Freedom. Soul. God. All these words are interchangeable. All carry aspects of the other. All are the other. – Neale Donald Walsch

Profound!
These are not just interchangeable words. These are interchangeable phenomena. All are supreme. All are highly empowering. All are highest energy forms or frequencies.

Love and Freedom always coexist. Our Souls are free as well. God is both love and freedom. And every Soul is the individuation of the Divine.

By personal experience, I will add Bliss. It is the union of peace and joy. It is the power of the present.

Choose any one to focus on, to affirm, to act upon, or to demonstrate. The results would be identical. Yes, we have the choice. God has given us free will.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Sky is the beginning!

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman

There is existence and the existence exists through us. Life exists through us. We are the hologram of the Universe. We have, we carry, we are endowed with all that is possible and all that is essential for creating a living experience.

We are the seedlings having the potential of becoming the most giant tree. We have the imagination for innovations and inventions. We possess the genius  to manifest magnificence. We are blessed with aesthetic sense to create and appreciate beauty.

“It is God’s desire that fuels the engine of creation. Yet, God’s desire is not that particular outcomes occur, but that the sentient beings in God’s universe be fully empowered to create what they want.” – Neale Donald Walsch

Hence, we are given and we will be given all that we need to manifest our dreams and desires. What we should do is surrender our dreams to the Universe with faith that it will support us in the manifestation of our dreams and that everything will unfold perfectly in Divine timing.

And for this we can use the gift of patience. Sky would then be the beginning.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Consequences of Silence

Every word has consequences. Every silence, too. – Jean Paul Sartre

We have heard several times how words should be used carefully. We know that words are like arrows which cannot be called back. We have a pretty good experience of all this.

But, have we noticed the benefits of silence? And what is meant by silence?

Silence is not just absence of audible speech. Silence is quietening of the inner dialogue. Not by force, but with patience and understanding. When we arrive at such silence we experience true peace.

Peace has tremendous power, even more power than words. The mind which is peaceful and still is a powerful magnet. With peace even the most tough and complex  situations can be resolved.

These are the consequence of silence. Howsoever well-articulated the words may be, they cannot match the power of silence. And this can be known with experience alone.

Choose to experience the strength of silence. It is the same as experiencing Divinity.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach