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.

Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach


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.

Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach