Time is the mould of human thought.

The trouble is you think you have time – Jack Kornfield

We do not have time because there is no time. Seriously. There is no time. Time does not exist.

Now you will ask me what is yesterday, today, and tomorrow then? What is past, present, future? Right? These are all our linguistic constructions for communication. There were no such constructions before language came into existence. But, there was life. And people and animals and birds and trees all were living.

To quote Immanuel Kant: Space is the form of ‘outer sense’ and time is the form of ‘inner sense’.

In short, time is the mould of human thought. Try thinking or saying anything without using any tense: past, present or future. Really. Try it. Can you? But, then didn’t the people who lived before the invention of language think? Of course, they did!  But, they must always be thinking about the present moment. They used their memory and imagination together to discover, create, innovate, invent.

We really have this moment. Do not postpone anything. Do it now. Unpack your heart and start doing all you desire. Right here. Right now. It’s not difficult. Our mind makes it look difficult. As Eckhart Tolle says, be out of your mind every once in a while. Meet the God who stays out of your mind. God exists in our experience.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

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Expectations

Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level. – Eileen Caddy

Expectation is a word we have been trained to stay away from. It is indeed a cause of suffering in many situations. But, there was a proviso we might have forgotten to read.

Expectations of good(in our opinion) behaviour from everyone, expectation that everything in the world should be as we want, expectation that nothing will ever fail,…these are the kinds of expectations which are, in fact, bound to fail. Consequent disappointment is the cause of misery.

But, if we perceive and accept the present as good and then expect it to get better, it will get better. The problem lies in rejecting the current reality as bad and then expecting it to improve.

Expectation is not bad in itself. In fact, it is not bad at all. Resisting the present causes unhappiness.

We must expect to receive the best of everything the Universe has to offer. God awaits that expectation.

#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

Don’t push life.

In this era of technological boom we are enjoying a wonderful speed…speed of 3g and 4g technology. But, we have got so habituated to this speed that we are committing a mistake of expecting the same speed from life. Technology and life are two different phenomena. It still takes 3/4 months for a crop to grow, and 9 months and 9 days for a mother to deliver a baby. An hour still comprises of 60 minutes and it takes a few hours after sunset for the sunrise. So, let us learn to enjoy life moment to moment. Life is here and now. Do not use the present moment just as a stepping stone to some future moment. Do not expect the speed of technology from life. Don’t push life. Just enjoy everything you do. Feel the aroma with every sip of coffee and relish every morsel of our meal. Watch the rain running down the window glass and stop to breathe the fragrance of flowers.

Love, Joy, Happy Thoughts

Shubha Baldota