Perception of Wonder

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. – Rachel Carson

There is so much to see, hear, smell, sense in the Universe that one lifetime is not enough. There is so much to appreciate, enjoy and wonder about! I am not talking about the seven wonders. I am talking about adopting the perception of wonder.

As Ray Bradbury says: We are an impossibility in an impossible universe. Our birth and entire existence seems so wonderful! We cannot sit and create a human with tools and equipments. It SEEMS impossible. But, we all witness its possibility.

And the more we will learn to observe and see wonders in the Universe, the more we will have faith in the possibility of everything which we presumed to be impossible, including World Peace.

As a matter of fact, World Peace is not something we have to bring about or create. We just need to stop disturbing it with destructive thoughts and actions. And the solution is simple: Shifting the focus from anything else and keeping​ it on the wonders and beauty and inexhaustible variety of existence. It’s the same as appreciating God.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

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In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. – Mary Poppins (album)

In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. – Mary Poppins (album)

There is generally a mental aversion to the word must. We tend to resist what we know we must do. Everything in life has a process. We have to be on a journey before we reach the destination.

The destination is nothing but a picture of future painted by our imagination. We shouldn’t treat the moments which are taking us ahead as hurdles to be crossed. Each moment deserves our love, attention and respect. Likewise, each small step towards our destination should be enjoyed.

We need to carry the sweetness and hues each moment brings for us to complete our painting. Just by an intention to drop the resistance and an intention to discover fun in each step the painting will become colourful…the arriving will become meaningful.

This day on let us affirm: *This moment is filled with joy. I choose to experience the sweetness of today. – Louise Hay* God will join in the fun.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Enjoy The World

If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. – E.B. White

This is thought provoking. How should we really live?

Aha! Got the answer. We would feel torn if we considered ‘improving the world’ and ‘enjoying the world’ to be separate desires or goals. Unless and until we accept the world as it is and until we think that it is good, we cannot improve it. ‘Cause only good can become better. Bad can get worse.

We cannot improve the world by finding flaws with it. Our perspective has to be one that sees things as good and then locates the areas which can be developed further. So, enjoying the world is the first step to improving the world.

I intend to enjoy the world from this moment on. Are you joining me? God is already on board! 🙂

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Happy Women’s Day

Good morning, my dear friends!

On this Women’s day I wish all the men and women a life of freedom from ignorance. Men who supported women’s movements had risen above ignorance. They strived for women’s rights and freedom because they had realised that only a free woman can truly contribute in the complete growth of man in particular and of humanity on the whole. Men and women are two complementary halves of the same species. Both have their unique qualities. Men and women can never be equal. They are not supposed to be. They are supposed to be free. They have the freedom to lead their lives the way they desire. We just need to remove the limitations put on the freedom which is rightfully theirs.

Freedom is not something we can give. It is something we can enjoy. Freedom is the mother of all other values. Even love cannot exist without freedom. Cherish your freedom. God has already given us ‘free will’.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Don’t push life.

In this era of technological boom we are enjoying a wonderful speed…speed of 3g and 4g technology. But, we have got so habituated to this speed that we are committing a mistake of expecting the same speed from life. Technology and life are two different phenomena. It still takes 3/4 months for a crop to grow, and 9 months and 9 days for a mother to deliver a baby. An hour still comprises of 60 minutes and it takes a few hours after sunset for the sunrise. So, let us learn to enjoy life moment to moment. Life is here and now. Do not use the present moment just as a stepping stone to some future moment. Do not expect the speed of technology from life. Don’t push life. Just enjoy everything you do. Feel the aroma with every sip of coffee and relish every morsel of our meal. Watch the rain running down the window glass and stop to breathe the fragrance of flowers.

Love, Joy, Happy Thoughts

Shubha Baldota