Birthday post/ a milestone musing / celebrating 35♥️

Something magical about August!

Is it cuz I was born in August, or simply cuz it’s called August??

N as I walk the cusp of 34 into 35, my childish urges only grow bigger..

From forcing my kid to share his chocolates with me (cuz I consider myself to be a kid) to playing hide n seek with gusto, to refusing to grow up… its really a long list you know..

N with each passing year, I only seem to grow young at heart.. I consider myself younger than my four year old n admit to being his best student, n he my best teacher so far..

I take pride in being called ‘Flaky’ cuz is really anything serious going on here?? Other than the fact, that I have only myself to pull up for the way I have lived my life??

N I realise it’s all about ‘play’!!!

My son demonstrates it cuz the second he opens his eyes in the morning, he wants to play.. n the minute he is done with his ‘more powerful (read shorter) than the noon time power nap’ he is all set to…. PLAY..

N as I hurry him after school, so as to quickly reach Home (why the hell???) he pulls my hand audaciously only to stop me, as he visually relishes the front tyres of the red bus going on the speed breaker ‘dhubuk dhubuk’ n then slowly the back tyres making the transition..

It’s a big deal for him!!! N he has to stop by and enjoy it..

I realise he is so tuned in all the time, and me as a parent though guilty of innocently disrupting his flow, (thanks to my being out of tune) we get each other like no one else..

I feel lucky to be able to see things his way!

N I feel lucky that I am adamant n stubborn about the world not telling me how to live my life.. cuz in that moment of rebellion is when my son’s soul touches me the most..

N though asking that for myself is much easier than helping my son find his voice for the same, I’m pretty sure he will not feel afraid to ask whenever it’s time..

Whoa!!! 35 must have done something to me!!!


~ aryaa

Thank you!

If I have ever crossed paths with you, virtually or may be in real life,

I owe you a thank you 🎁

If you have ever been, even the faintest reason behind my smiles, while I was reading something you posted on fb,or said to me in person,

I owe you a thank you🎁

If you have ever given me courage, when I needed it the most, or maybe when I didn’t, or spoken words of wisdom with a pure intention in your heart,

I owe you a thank you🎁

If you have ever wished well for me, in my failure or my success, in my illness or my wellness, in my lows or highs 

I owe you a thank you🎁

If you have ever been my friend,someone I’ve lost touch with, or a fb friend or virtual or a good one, who has made life lighter and more joyful, 

I owe you a thank you🎁

If you’ve been worried about me, or my progress or the perceived lack of it, with well intentions at heart,

I owe you a thank you🎁

If you’re my family, that has lost touch with me in these fast times, n remember me for good reasons (n not cuz I was a cranky girl 😍) with joy in your heart,

I’m already thankful for you🎁

If I have ever angered you, or been a cause of stress (my amma 😘) , have made it tough for you to accept me cuz I’m weirdness personified (aks) , made you question the status quo , 

I owe you a thank you🎁

If you have even faintly heard or thought or spoken of me, with well intentions 

I owe you a thank you🎁

To everyone who I’ve seen, met, heard, spoken to, shared great times with, had tough times with, 

Thank you🎁

If not for that lady in the train, who fought daily, I wouldn’t have asked for peace

If not for my beautiful job, that didn’t fit me, I wouldn’t have searched for my right fit

If not for all the difficulties and hardships in this world, I wouldn’t have asked for ease n effortlessness

If not for the frustration these times call for, I wouldn’t have demanded contentment 

Thank you my beautiful world 🎁

Today, I accept you with an open loving heart, and let you weave your magic over me..

Cuz who I was yesterday is a forgotten tale

N who I am becoming is the real game 🎁

Thank you!

Anything is possible!!

Will you believe me if I said anything is possible? I’m not here to promote Adidas and its punch line but there is so much depth n truth in it.

Can you think of limitations that you have set for yourself? Like I’ve nourished a belief inside of me for years which is that I can’t ride a 2 wheeler or drive a 4 wheeler ever cuz it just bothers me when people get their vehicles close to me/ my vehicle..

This belief is pretty much me now!! I can’t drive or ride 🙂
Does that mean I really can’t? No!! I have potential and power to drive very well, just that I choose not to believe in it.

So many times we are unaware of what’s happening inside us!! We don’t really catch ourselves choosing the limiting thoughts or beliefs and slowly these limiting beliefs start defining us.

Can u think for yourself a few such beliefs?? Do you have beliefs that:

are limiting your ability to earn funds?
are limiting your ability to find a life partner?
are limiting your ability to have a child?
are limiting you from owning your very own house/ property/ car?
are limiting you to lead a happy life with your life partner?
are pulling you down?

If so, all u got to do is watch them, and when you see them operating, you got to simple deflate them. Beliefs are like the products in the super mall. You will see thousands of them in variety of forms. You don’t buy every other thing you see in the mall. You choose and buy stuff you need..

Beliefs are similar to those variety of products. We got to choose the ones we need. If you got diabetes, would you buy candies for yourself?

Similarly, we got to choose beliefs that work for us. Beliefs are our way of manifesting beautiful things / events into our life. Beliefs are also another way of attracting negative events into our life.

When we know we can lose all those extra units of weight, we choose to live with that weight on us!! That’s a negative event..

When we know we can live healthily a beautiful life, we choose to worry about the minor ailments that then get magnifies eating out into our health. This is definitely a negative event..

We are created by an entity that’s whole, pure and complete. We are created by an entity that knows no limitations. And we have been created to realise that we are no different from this beautiful, full of love and possibilities – entity!! Call this entity god, Jesus, Allah, or any other name.. Call it nature, call it the beauty existing around it whatever

This entity is beautiful, never hurting,always loving, limitless!! And we are all capable of being limitless. Provided we believe so 🙂

What is your belief that you would nourish today?
The belief I nourish myself with today : I am capable of loving everyone around me!! And I truly mean everyone 🙂

Are we listening to our bodies??

One may think I’m joking here or may be that I’m crazy!! Why should one listen to one’s body n is it even required or possible?
It is very much possible to be out of sync with one’s body or be completely in sync with it..

A sign that you’re in sync with your body is when ….. Oh wait!! Lets see if I can personify this a bit..

What are signs that you are out of sync with a friend? You can’t relate to what the friend says, may be you don’t like that friend’s company, may be that friend doesn’t appreciate you, criticises you for no good reason, right??

Now the signs of a great friendship are when you enjoy the other’s company, don’t mind criticism knowing that the intention is good, love the person for whoever he/ she is…

Similarly signs that we are in sync with our bodies is when we like our bodies, the way they exist! We love being in our body, we appreciate the pluses that our body offers us..

Our bodies communicate with us just like any other person, simply the mode of communication differs. And we can listen to our bodies better when we are prepared to listen to it. A simple step to listen to our body is ask our body what it needs?? Our bodies are tired of communicating (attempting to communicate) with us cuz we aren’t listening..

The head ache or the back ache or that rise in sugar levels: all are our bodies attempts to communicate..
May be we need exercise or some fresh air or maybe our water intake is low.. Our bodies are created to auto pilot n work by themselves. They are so beautifully created!! But there are times when they just can’t do any more without our help and that’s when that weight gain, skin problems, head aches,muscle pains appear.

I have grown up believing that my stomach and skin are my problem areas!! Why?? Cuz they are for Virgos it seems.. Imagine years and years of telling my body that my stomach and skin aren’t functioning well! Result: sensitive skin and sensitive stomach..

One of my Ayurvedic doctor had once told me that our body sorts out all its problems on its own. And when it can’t it slowly shows up, and showing up on the skin as a skin problem is the worst case cuz the skin is the outermost layer of our body.

Meaning its a SOS from our body to start listening to it!! And sometimes all it needs is love. It wants to hear that it’s okay to be fat, lazy, slow, sensitive, whatever that our body is at that moment.. All it needs to know is that it is loved for who it is 🙂

I lost a lot of weight few months back, simply by being okay with the fact that ‘its okay to put on more weight’. So as soon as I accepted my body for its extra weight it actually let it go 🙂

My skin is much better than it used to be years ago!
I’m not someone who has mastered communicating with my body but I must say that I have improved over time.

Our body is our friend, a friend we love!! A friend we accept for whoever it is! A friend who loves us!!
So let us love it back.. It needs our love and acceptance more than anyone else 🙂

What’s your headache saying out loud to you???

Our sicknesses or aches or pains are not always what we think they are!!

Our bodies have been made with so much love and perfection that they are perfectly capable to take care of themselves, on AUTO PILOT!!!

I’ve observed, when I’m sick, just giving my body a good amount of rest is enough to get it back on track! That’s only if I allow it to – by not worrying about what’s wrong with it, why are the medicines not working or why is the pain not receding..bla blah blah

Our headaches, stomach upsets or back aches , pains are not what they appear to us..

Its our body’s umpteen attempts to communicate with us that something needs to be done or undone or let go..

When I’m worrying too much about anything or holding on to some thoughts/ opinions/ or something mean, my weight goes up!!

Even wondering about ‘Why am I putting on so much weight’ is a good reason to add on to it!!

Whatever is happening inside us, gets manifested outside : on a physical level..

So you hold on to a thought excessively, your body holds on to all that excessive weight..

You resist anything excessively, your body will also resist and that may lead to clogged pores leading to acne or a constipated digestive system, or stiffness in various parts of your body, may be a stiff neck or whatever..

You are excessively stressed, just check out what that does to your back.. It will surely hurt!!

So our bodies are all perfect!! When we, the residents of our body give it a tough time, our bodies try to manage at their levels.. But when it can’t anymore, they are shouting at the top of their voices..

But are we listening?? We are busy worrying about what’s wrong with our body and making matters worse..

I’ve observed gratitude has a magical effect in healing our bodies!! Cuz when we are sick, if we offer gratitude, we suddenly change the situation from a ‘worry causing’ one to an opportunity that invites healing!! We thank the universe for the sickness and allow the healing to enter into our lives thus making it much better for our bodies..

Healing is very beautiful!! Getting healed is such a beautiful feeling.. We can heal ourselves constantly by offering gratitude

So next time your body talks to you in these signals, please listen well cuz its a beautiful opportunity for healing 🙂