Naye Se Kuchh Khwab – the Adolescence Anthem

Created this jingle back in 2010 .. for a Mental Health based film-festival organised for teenagers across the globe ๐Ÿ™‚

My message .. in the times of a Pandemic!

Be HEALTHY. Be JOYFUL. CREATE. Stay Safe.. in that order! ๐Ÿ™‚

Friends – I am sharing this by experience and also by guidance from my #Life mentors! Mother nature has presently chosen to bring a lot of our man-made systems to slow down. With schools, offices and entertainment spaces shut, we are “home” …and suddenly we have a lot of “time” and several other worries postponed for some time.

We are all taking precautions and maintaining hygiene ..but we are also realizing that many of us are feeling “bored” because we are not used to being home and having time! I just want to share something w.r.t this matter.. something that has helped me during past few decades that I have lived.
In addition to the precautions and hygiene that we are maintaining externally, I feel that we must build up our IMMUNITY from within. And since we are now spending time in “unfamiliar” situations (ironic though, that ‘home’ feels unfamiliar!), this also causes change in emotions and behavior patterns. Hence, EMOTIONAL IMMUNITY must also be built.

Am sharing certain practices that have helped me, and some more folks around me, to build both physical and emotional WELL BEING below:

Note: involve children in all of these.. and the benefits grow multi fold ๐Ÿ™‚

1) BREATHING EXERCISES and simple BENDING and STRETCHING – simple practices like the popular anulom-vilom (breathing fully from alternate nostrils .. Google/Youtube it) and on-the-spot jogging or dancing and stretches help big time in both physical and emotional well being. For those who get better convinced with a regional/religious context, think of it as doing your yoga, dhyaan, pranaayama, sajdaa, sufi practices, soorya-namaskaar etc. mindfully and joyfully, and you’ll reap the same benefits!. BE GENTLE but REGULAR with these.

2) HAVING FUN and CREATING – create a piece of art, create a new dish, a fruit salad, sing songs, dance, paint, create an experience ..play a new game, try out all the gadgets that you bought and seldome used..take out your camera, try editing a video, play with these Karaoke apps, put TikTok to good use, talk to people around you about their idea of having fun, listen to music, enjoy watching unplugged performances – e.g. singing and dancing auditions on Youtube, set your wardrobe, try DIY stuff, start a blog, do poetry, mimic a celeb .. HAVE FUN .. CREATE! It brings an instant “FEEL GOOD” and that in turn boosts up the immunity .. and you end up being more Creative and might realize a new Talent as well.

3) REDUCING intake of “Exaggerated” multimedia content – these mostly include experiences like TV NEWS, most Reality Shows, Crime shows, Political and Religious Rallies of any faith, Videos/Web-series based on soft porn, etc. Remember – REAL is always better and mother nature automatically balances it all and keeps a check – be it involving in real politics and affairs of the state, playing real games, participating in mutually joyful sexual experiences, involving in religious practices and rituals of faith ..as along as these are REAL, it helps. But, simply watching these happen on TV/Social Media is addictive, never ending and doesn’t yield us any real fun!

I don’t have proper scientific explanations for these and I am just sharing these by sheer experience. I do like having logical explanations myself, but then a real mindful “experience” takes a precedence over any kind of ‘explanation’ for me personally. And I LOVE you.. so felt like sharing, as also guided by my spiritual mentors ๐Ÿ™‚
Be HEALTHY. Be JOYFUL. Be SAFE.. in that order! ๐Ÿ™‚
– Aditya Pathak

It is only a question of how to use everything, whatever it is, use it rightly. The disaster is great, the danger is great, but great is the opportunity too. – Osho

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World Mental Health Day

It’s World Mental Health Day today.. and this song by my dear friend Dr. Madhusudanย aptly captures the plight ofย the patients.. and the stigma they have to live with!

Do have a look at the video ..it makes one aware about hard facts and figures and even proposes some remedies for this social disease.

Kudos Dr.Madhusudan for this great effort…and thanks bro for this golden opportunity to me and sis Arunimaย to be involved in this positive project. Blessings for all!