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

 

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.

#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

Revolution

Revolution, total revolution, implies experimenting with the impossible. And when an individual takes a step in the direction of the new, the impossible, the whole human race travels through that individual. – Vimala Thakar

This is really encouraging! Many a time we find a vision which seems too big and impossible. And we think “how can I accomplish it all alone?” We mistakenly think that it is our wishful thinking…imaginary. But, that’s why the power of imagination is granted to us. The vision should inspire us.

However, we trust our conditioned thoughts more than the the vision, the inspiration. Only the visionaries have brought about revolutions by trusting the seed of the new…the impossible. They defied the prevalent beliefs. They were alone when they took the first step. But, the vision gave them the magnetic​ power of attracting followers.

The queue always starts with one. There is nothing wrong in following the visionary. But, we should not shun our inspirations for seeming impossible​. Just one step…it could be just penning down the idea..but we should do it. Rest will be taken care of.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

The Glory of Maladjustment

The Glory of Mal-Adjustment

They say, “The most difficult thing is to live alone and the second most difficult thing is to live with a human being.”

Almost all humans choose to live as social animals as it is a bit less difficult thing to do. This choice breeds the need for adjustment. A well-adjusted person can escape the horror of living alone. But, are humans born just to adjust? Has God endowed them with such high potentials, brilliance, genius, imagination, creativity, sensitivity… to make adjustments in the society? My answer is: Emphatic NO.

Man is born to create, to love, to appreciate, to soothe, to heal, to learn, to spread happiness, to discover, to invent, to be self-actualized and to transcend the dichotomy of the world.

Civilization is not created by well-adjusted people. As a matter of fact, a well-adjusted person cannot even fully realize and relish his potential let alone contributing to the creations in the world. They identify too completely with ‘the Persona’ (Carl Jung’s Archetype) at the expense of their true identities. They are just struggling to survive by simply increasing the area of agreement. They can hardly reach Rollo May’s ‘Creative Consciousness’.

The scientists whose inventions have made our lives much smoother, whose researches would guide us for ages, were probably not well-adjusted people, be it Archimedes, Newton, Edison or Einstein.

The great philosophers, psychologists and literary genius must have spent years of aloneness, reading and writing day and night, and must have pondered over a single thought for years to create the premise and theories which guide us in every walk of life.

The Renaissance was marked by the works of art by Michael Angello, Leonardo De Vinci, the literary creations of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Dante and Tuscan, …

Four stalwarts, Carl Marx, Darvin, Franz Kafka and Sigmund Freud are called the keys to the twentieth century. Through them we understand life in that century.

Society called them fanatics and maniacs. The works of these so called fanatics would survive for the centuries to come.

The great leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi, too, were certainly not striving to adjust in the society. They uplifted the society from the age-old darkness of ignorance.

Mother Teresa, Ravindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekanand simply followed their instincts passionately and their contributions to the fields of ideologies and art; and most importantly, their service to humanity made them immortal.

In the words of Abraham Maslow, these are the self-actualized people who transcended adjustment. The whole world salutes them for their contributions to mankind and not for how well-adjusted they were in the other areas of their lives.

We should always follow our instincts as our instincts or inspirations are nothing but mandates of God. Inspired means ‘In Spirit’. – Dr. Wayne Dyer. The more we can listen to and follow our inspirations the more support we receive from the Universe and Nature. God is not bothered how well you adjust in the society. What matters is how well you understand the purpose of your incarnation and whether you possess the will and courage to walk that path.

Love, Joy, Happy Thoughts

Shubha Baldota