Surrender

Once you surrender to your vision, success begins to chase you. – Robin Sharma

Profound! Isn’t it? Most of us are conditioned to do exactly the opposite. We are trained to chase success and surrender our vision for attaining the illusion of success.

This makes us hollow. We feel the vacuum. We miss the sense of satisfaction. We lose opportunities to create and keep groping for meaning.

If you have a vision, it’s the most priceless endowment, a peerless blessing. Appreciate its value and the value of your life will appreciate in geometrical proportions.

We are not born to control. We are born to surrender to our visions, our dreams… Life wants to create through us. Each and everything in nature except humans knows this. We mistakenly believe that we have a duty, a responsibility to do a lot of things for our growth and prosperity. We think that we must struggle for survival.

We are supposed simply to allow miracles to manifest through us…to experience the incredible…the mesmerizing and immerse in exuberance.

We all have visions. But, we turn their volume so low that we cannot even hear them now. Decrease the volume of the conditioned mind and fine tune with intuition…inspiration and surrender to Life to live in the true sense. God has been telling this to us since ages. It’s time to listen.

#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.

#LoveJoyPeace
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

Nothing remains to be done…

When love is there, nothing remains to be done. – Vimala Thakar

We do a lot of things and say that “I am doing this out of love….for love… because of love…and so on..” Where do we intend to go..what do we wish to achieve by doing?

The goal we truly desire to achieve is Love. The feeling we want to experience is Love. The place where we all deeply yearn to go is Love. But, even after finding Love we do not stop and stay there.

There is nothing wrong in doing. It is the passion of doing that takes us astray. Our doing should be an expression of the Love that we have found…whether we find it in a person or a purpose or vision.

And then there is no struggle. It is just an experience being re-created with every action we take. Nothing is needed to ‘be done’ for Love. Our ‘being’ in Love is enough.

When Love is there, God is realized.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Nature

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. – Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

What a wonderful reminder! We are part of the same nature of which the trees and birds and bees are parts. We are connected at the core. We may move and travel in different directions. But, the goal is to reunite with the source.

It is the play. It is the game. Roam and wander and explore and create. But, come back to nature off and on to rest and recreate.

As we long to be under the blue sky…on the sea shore hearing the waves roar..to breath the fragrance of flowers and to reach the mountain tops in hours, Nature, too, longs to meet us there.

To quote Eckhart Tolle: Through you nature becomes aware of itself. Nature has been waiting for you, as it were, for millions of years.

Let this waiting end this weekend. Let’s go out in Nature..be with Nature…in commune with nature. Needless to say…God is already there.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Healing the World

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it. – Marianne Williamson

Howsoever big or deep the wounds may be, the power of love and peace can cure everything. It is the allowing and not withholding of which can do the healing. We should allow love to flow incessantly. Blocking it creates pain.

We shouldn’t be afraid to express love. Love is what we are born with. It cannot be exhausted. Fear is what we learned from the society after our birth. And its antidote is present right in our hearts…in our ability to love.

Peace, like happiness, is a choice. Peace is equally powerful as love. A decision to choose peace and express love can bring about miraculous healings.

To conclude, I would pray as Marianne Williamson does: Dear God, please send me the Spirit of Your Peace. Then send, dear Lord, the spirit of peace to all the world. Amen.

Have a peaceful and loving week ahead. God is present in peace. God is present in love.

#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