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

Nature teaches

“Water does not resist. Water flows.
Water always goes where it wants to go. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember, you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” – Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

If you can’t go through….I liked this! Neither resisting nor fighting with a problem can help us solve it. A water-like patience can wear the problem away.

The true power of water is in its flexibility, its softness. We can go through water and we also love its touch. Water nurtures. Water caresses. Water cleans. Water also heals.

Water is not hard, it’s not stubborn. It is persevering. If we try to stop it, it will first try to percolate through. If it can’t, it will change its course and move on. If it can’t, it will corrode the obstructing material. If it can’t, it will break through. Water moves silently or melodiously. It roars only when it has gathered strength to break through.

This is how nature teaches us. Let us unfold some more lessons. Nature is the path to God.

#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

Survival and Dignity

People have a right to basic survival. Even if they do nothing. Even if they contribute nothing. Survival with dignity is one of the basic rights of life. I have given you enough resources to be able to guarantee that to everyone. All you have to do is share.” – Neale Donald Walsch, The Complete Conversations with God.

This piece of wisdom seems difficult to accept…. particularly this…’even if they do nothing’. Right? But, don’t you think we have confused a lot of things? We sometimes base our notions of equality on ‘beingness’ and sometimes on ‘doingness’. For instance, we might give equal pay for equal work; but, we don’t give equal respect to the same two persons if one of them belongs to another race. Our lives and systems are full of contradictions. Then, why not follow the laws of nature..the universe…? Such as, the law of cause and effect, the law of supply, the law of abundance, the law of love, the law of attraction…

We all have equal right to living, and the right to dignity because of the simple fact of our being, and irrespective of our doing. Abundance is there in the Universe. Let us enjoy and share. Let our doing be the medium of expression of our being, and not the source of livelihood. Abundance flows to us by a simple affirmation of gratitude: “Thank you, God, for making me an instrument of thy abundance.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

Hoarding and accumulating without sharing creates imbalance. We all have a right to luxurious life. Let us exercise our right and allow the same experience to others. Dignity would then be an obvious outcome.

Love, Joy, Peace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Spectacular Indeed !

“If we look both ways before crossing, if we learn to share, if we hold hands and keep track of each other, if we walk and don’t run, if we quit pushing and say we are sorry when we do, if we clean up our messes,and if we stop fighting with our brothers and sisters – we will get to grow up and our future can be spectacular.” – Robert Fulghum.

I believe,

If we stop withholding love and care and extend to give greater share ,

If we drop ruthless killing and learn more and more ways of healing,

If we leave worry and anxiety and just trust in nature’s bounty,

If we let go living in the past and NOW opt happiness to last,

If we quit pursuit of perfection and look with greater affection,

If we ignore things that annoy and create more context for joy,

If we stop fearing God at once and embrace the new ideas immense,

If we shed off tendencies that separate and let Divine Oneness to flow and operate

We will truly get to grow up at speed and our future will be Spectacular indeed.” 

Love, Joy, Happy Thoughts

Shubha Baldota