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.

Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach


Bonds of love

Hold on to the people and things that really matter. Let most of the other stuff go. -Michael Josephson.

Relationship is the most important aspect of our existence. It is the context for our living. It is the platform for our actions. It is very crucial to our identity. Yet, we take these important relationships for granted. We do not just ignore their importance, we actually treat them recklessly.

Death of a near one always comes as a reminder of the importance of all this. But, should we await such reminders? Can we not constantly keep in mind how important it is to take care of the people who really matter to us? We are social animals. We all need people. We must learn to nourish the relationships which are significant for us, especially the ones who really love us.

Devote today for strengthening the bonds of love and God will strengthen His bonds with us.

Love, Joy, Peace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach