Meant to be yours, the way you found it!!!

A reason why you don’t feel like using the ‘tried and tested’

It works for others, but you’re sure..this one…will not work for you

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Everyone,especially your loved ones suggest,

See, this worked for ‘x’ and ‘c’

You must try this, and this time with determination!!!

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No one gets you, for a reason!

They’re different than you,for a reason..

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They say it,cuz they’re expecting RESULTS

Predictable n stable

Something fickle they assume will last forever

And keep you happy..

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Yeah!!! That’s the main reason..

Everyone wants to see you happy,

With money or atleast some fixed income

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N wants you Married ( so that u share your joys with another you can call your own)

N then wants you to have kids..

How can you not have them??? (They say)

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N if you’re a guy, they want you to have a tension free job

N if you’re a woman, they wish that you be able to cook the best dishes

And feed your spouse and kids, n family

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If you’re a kid,they want you to do well at school

And then at college, probably ENGINEERING ( they think it makes you happy LOL)

And then they wish you have a stable job..

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And spouse n kids….hahahaha

What ever happened to creativity and imagination..

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Well, they’re our loved ones, and probably

The only way they know to love is

To worry about our joys and happiness

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And probably see us ‘settled’ in a way they know to be ‘settled’

That’s them.. and we love them

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With our rebellious hearts, in rebellious ways..

They may feel, we care less

But that’s how we care!!!

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We care more by caring less..

That’s the only way we know

To bridge the gap

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There was a time, gaps were bridged by

Putting oneself last

And putting the other first

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That’s an unknown for the new generation

They know how to care for everyone, but they must come first

Cuz if they’re full and overflowing,

They have a lot to pour out from..

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Emptiness is a cliché

Or may be not!!

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It’s a way of knowing what’s whole..

It’s our way of experimenting

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Knowing empty so we can know full!!

Know emptiness from up close, hungrily demanding abundance..

So loud and clear, that the call is answered..

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And look for signs that acknowledge our abundance

Like the air we breathe..isn’t supplied in tanks..

It’s out there for us to inhale..

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Like the oceans endless

Our eyes tire, but the oceans don’t..

The earth, accommodating all of us lovingly..

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We’re a happier folks like the ones before..

And the ones before that n the ones before..

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The news says otherwise and I guess that’s their job

It’s their job to seek chaos as efficiently as ever

And veil the well being

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But for us, who never read

Or watch

The world is still a happy and peaceful place

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That starts and ends at our desk, or in the quarter of our room

But most importantly

Radiates out of our heart

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The desire to be ‘whoever’ we choose

Irrespective of the ‘settling’ demands of our loved ones

We carefree souls

Trust more than our hearts admit

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Love knows no control

It simply exists and allows

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Allows all well being that exists

Already…

N let’s it grow

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Everything is wellbeing

Even the perceived lack of it..

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That makes it real easy for us to choose..

Whatever we choose,is wellbeing..

Whether perceived or not..

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And if you’re smarter, you’d rather choose well being itself

than the lack of it..

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As I’ve heard ‘you are so free that you can even choose bondage’

And it would be granted as freedom..

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It’s too simple to be decoded

N it gets as complex as can be..

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Enjoy the meaning you find in it..

And don’t bother to match it with others..

It’s meant to be ‘yours’ the way you found it

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9 ways to jump up your fun quotient❤️

Diving straight away into my list of top 9 ‘fun raisers’ 😂

1. Let the world spin around you!

Try this out. Go to any open space like a park, or a garden or may be the beach. Take out your phone/ iPad. Put your camera on the selfie mode. Hold it in front of you and

SPIN! Yeah SPIN. Spin away.

Precaution: if you spin too long, make sure you have someone to hold onto as an anchor when you’re done spinning 😊 or you may just fall down like I was about to..


This activity, is totally fun! It’s fun to see all those colors blend behind you, fuzz out as the only person in focus is you!

Very much like our life❤️ excellent stress buster, and jumps up your energy better than any energy drink. Your smile quotient goes up too❤️

2. Get wet in the rain

We’re welcoming the monsoons here in Mumbai, so quite relevant to us.

Just yesterday, me n my son, we just allowed the water to soak us. He was thrilled as he easily gets all the time. I left my ‘careful momma’ hat back and just enjoyed the rain with him.

Nature has an easy way of reminding us our true nature.

3. Doodle away!


Doodling, helps us tune in!
There’s absolutely no need for anyone to understand your doodle. It’s yours. All yours to express n feel out.

You can use any medium like paper or canvas, any colors like water colors or crayons or pencils. I use pens generally.

Be my guest and let the artist out!

4. Experiment with your routine!

Just for fun,play with something like your route to work! Just experiment n take a new route, an untried one.

Make a newer version of your ‘signature recipe’ , by adding something new or tweaking it.

Choose something else instead of your regular breakfast option in starbucks😜 or wherever..

Trying something new, is a great way to ‘just be’ and definitely brings fun to the table.

Condition: Leave your ‘judgment hat’ behind and just explore away❤️

5. Karaoke now!

Try this. Just play any song on your music list, play it on speaker mode! And sing along.

If you don’t know the lyrics …EVEN BETTER..

Just do it. Let the singer inside you out. Messing around with lyrics is fun! Especially when your husband jumps into the activity and picks every word you messed..

It’s super fun..

Caution: don’t wait for the right moment ..do it now❤️

6. Find and create ‘YOUR MOVES’ routine.

Wondered, how great artists move n dance so well? Their trick is simple. PRACTICE❤️

Play a track that naturally gets you on your feet, and just move along. I do it in front of my mirror, after I’ve shut the door😛

Just dance along n you’ll see some pattern emerging from your moves. Follow it and you’ll find ‘your move’ right there..

If not, you’ll find yourself happier with your fun quotient sky rocketing

7. Do stuff you hate to do : ONLY for fun..

For me, it’s cooking! An item I absolutely hate. Yet, in the right mood it creates wonders. I recently made some awesome nachos in twenty mins, and surprised everyone including myself.

Do you hate any activity? I think the hatred comes from the ‘lack of choice’

So if you’re forced to do something or have no option of avoiding it, it makes a permanent place on your hate list.

Let go of the judgment to do it! Yet choose it only to raise your fun quotient❤️

Caution: do it only when you really feel like doing it❤️

8. Play with people not from your age group 

Either someone older, or younger! Play anything ..

A game of cards,animal dominoes maybe. Scrabble, su doku!!

Me n my hubb used to play a lot of su doku (even though it’s a one person game) as new parents. When our son was tiny, it used to be our fun window ; something we did as soon as  he slept for the night.

Took the ‘new parents’ pressure off us.

9. Celebrate away!

Anything that’s not happening according to plan calls for a celebration.

I remember last year, New Year’s Eve, me n my hubby were watching a cool movie at home n then there was a power cut. Luckily for us , our son was asleep. We sat in our room on the floor n ate in candle light ❤️ pretty romantic thing to happen for new years❤️

Remember: the fun element when stuff isnt working your way

Signing off!! Do send us feedback on stuff that is or isn’t working ❤️😍

Exploring the explorer within :)

God bless the arrogant auto rickshaw guy, who was quite adamant about charging me a bomb for a super short distance. Thanks to his attitude, I decided to walk up some part of the distance, in spite of the scorching heat.

Actually the explorer in me,was jumping for joy, as I walked through a familiar road.

To give a backdrop, my sister in Pune stays near to the college where I had finished my post grad studies. Yesterday, I was at her place & today I had to catch a bus,back to Mumbai, where I stay. So I’d made my mind this morning,to simply get an auto rickshaw to reach the bus stop, cuz the heat was really ON!!!!

And I’ve mentioned the rest…

So passing through the road, that’s right in front of my ex- college, lol, I just observed how things have changed now. I had studied there almost 5 years back & now things are totally different. The road that was once, so narrow that at a time barely 2 cars could go simultaneously, had now more than doubled & there was a lot more choice of snacks & beverages in the form of diverse stalls, bang opposite to my college gate…

As I walked ahead, I observed a tree that had beautiful pink flowers..These flowers looked quite like a poor man’s orchid.

I felt so awesome simply observing that here I was, exploring a familiar road, as though I’ve never been here before. I noticed n took a second to observe my feet, that were getting tanned in the scorching heat. I observed my shadow on one of the rocks around a pool of water. Felt so beautiful 🙂

Was listening to a punjabi song & was observing the guitar strumming pattern!! Felt ecstatic 🙂 Immediately changed my status on Whatsapp to – Exploring the explorer within. Got into a non-A/C bus which was jampacked n had a special seat for me, the last row middle seat 🙂

Sharing the pics of the beautiful yet simple, experience that encouraged me to explore more n more with an increased sense of being mindful:)

Signing off – With gratitude in my heart 🙂