A soulful date

Birthdays are always associated with lots of music, lots of party, lots of fun because may be for some that means lots of life.  I also believed in this “party to bnti Hai” and to some extent I still do. Yet, at times a date with your soul is all you need. Sometimes, the company of your thought is the best one.

A day before my so called party day I had the pleasure of this company. Just thoughts and me. ❤

A year can change your life. Yes, it can. Same day last year was different. People were different. Equations were different. Promises were different. I was different. All is see that happened in this one year is CHANGE, in every way possible. Yesterday, I realised that ever if you want to know that have you grown as a person, all you need to do is look back a year. You will see the difference. You will notice people who were there then to be around you no more now. You will feel you probably miss them. You will probably not. Even those who are around, are a different version altogether. Some played their cameo in your movie and left. You can’t forget them. All you can do is thank them for their role in your movie.

It’s not just about people. It’s about experience. It’s also about moments that turned to memories, to laughter, to tears, to gossips. May be birthdays are nothing but a mere reminder to evaluate where life took you in one year and you have no other choice but to thank life for it.

Take time and thank life. Because life happened and you grew up. Thank your soul because it is your only constant. Nothing else and nobody else is. Life has its own swag, you like it or not.


The lost identity

Identity. When this word comes to your mind, where do your thoughts go? Who are you? Someone’s son, someone’s daughter and so on! A male or a female! A person persuing a particular degree which will further lead to a particular life! Ever thought who are you beyond how the world defines you?

The day we are born we fit into a particular definition set by the society for us. The relation with the family we are born in define us. Our gender defines us. The big question still looms over our head. Beyond the restrictions of this world, beyond the gender norms, beyond the societal definition of wrong and right, beyond the expectations of the world… WHO AM I? Rare are those people who pursue the life they want to pursue. In majority cases, the family, the surroundings do have a certain influence.

The very point I want to make is this. Yes, we are born in a family, we live in a society and thus we have some reponsibilities towards them but we do have some responsibilities towards our own life. The responsibility to make it big the way we want to, the responsibility to live with head held high, the responsibility to break free from those shackles which stop us from flying, the responsibility to discover who we are, the responsibility to be the person we want to be and most importantly, the responsibility to live.

– Paranjaya Mehra