Colour of Music

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Do you have ears that can listen to music in everything? Life is filled with melody and rhythm. Catch the notes, play the keys and create symphonies. And even when you cannot hear melody and rhythm, create harmony with the music in your heart.

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. – Victor Hugo

Music is a language in itself. You can convey almost anything, even silence. Music can be a companion in joy and it can be the best pal in gloomy moments.

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. – Maya Angelou

Music is soothing and healing and above all it’s a colour that can fill the spaces in our life sketches.

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. – Albert Einstein

A lot can be said about music and a lot has already been said. And this is my favourite quote:
Music gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. – Plato

Music is my first love. What about you? And as Neale Donald Walsch says, if you desire to be happier than God, then sing or at least hum!

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

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Creating Joy

If life gives you lemons, don’t settle for simply making lemonade. Make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand – Elizabeth Gilbert

Life gives us everything to create, expand, evolve and to have fun. Look at everything in your life and think how can it add to your joy. Sounds weird? But, it’s not. It’s a matter of change in approach. Things may be causing stress, things may be making you angry or anxious or sad or helpless or…. But, change your approach…not just the perspective. Change your approach while dealing with the situation or problem or person.

Nothing happens with you. Everything happens for you. – Tejguru Sirshree Tejparkhi. This sentence has helped me change my approach in the most disturbing, angry or maddening moments. If everything that’s happening is for me, then I try to dig for its purpose. The moment I change my approach, I become peaceful, hopeful, curious and everything that happens thereafter is insightful.

According to Gautam Buddha we have only two causes: joy and gratitude. And when we learn to be grateful for the seemingly unpleasant experiences, we find the joy of living.

Experience and suffering are two absolutely different things. As Eckhart Tolle says if we accept every experience as though we have chosen it, suffering ends. We can experience pain, but suffering is unnecessary.

We are born to be joyous all the time. Each and every spiritual teacher says this. Each and every spiritual master lived this. This is just one way of living. But, indeed the wisest one!

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Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Live like God

Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see it. – Carl Jung

It’s all about how we think and what we believe. If we believe that there is a Supreme Intelligence (howsoever you may name it.. God, Nature, Universe), and if we believe that the Supreme Intelligence has infinite organizing power and if we believe that the Supreme Intelligence can orchestrate anything and everything to fulfill our integral intentions, then we can really, relax, watch and enjoy the process of life. We can then participate in the play and live our roles without attachment. That would be a state of bliss. We will enjoy everything but require nothing. Hey, that’s how God is!

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

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.

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Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Dreams are inevitable..

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.-Christopher Reeve.

Every dream needs a period of incubation. During this period, all we need to do is patiently allow the dream to blossom. As we focus our attention and mental energy on the dream, it reveals its potential. We can sense its form and then start believing in its probability.

The moment we can see even one percent probability, our mind gets flooded with ideas to make it manifest. Every dream deserves at least some contemplation. We should never shun anything outrightly.

A dream is like a seed. Let it take roots in your fertile mind and provide it with positive environment…an environment of belief. Water it with passion. Manure it with enthusiasm. All these together form a strong Will to act and accomplish the dream.

God keeps inspiring us to take the right action. The instincts to act may be novel to us. But, we must not doubt them. Old ways of acting are of little use in reaching new horizons. We need to invent new means. We need to create new paths. And then achievement becomes inevitable.

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Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Let God

When a man forgets himself, he usually does something everybody else remembers. – James Coco – 1930-1987, Actor
This is so striking! Each and every thing we consider worth remembering had bloomed from the moment of merger….merger of the doer, the thing done and the source of inspiration. There was no separation. In fact, the doer was not really doing but simply allowing.

There was no concern for the outcome. There was no thought about the reward. The engrossing was so rewarding, so fulfilling, that the end result did not attract any focus. The end result was awe-inspiring for those who saw it. The end result contributed in the history of civilisation.

Love and passion allow us to merge with the doing. The ‘I’ disappears and the creation takes a magnificent form. Remember to forget yourself more often. Let Go and Let God.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

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