As I was lying down in Natarajasan as a part of my morning Yogasana around 6.15 in the morning, Pushpa got our 10-month old granddaughter Aarya to greet me. A lovely, fresh Aarya-style broad smile. The little one came to say hello before she was to leave for a picnic with other family members.
I let my yoga routine be. As I was getting up, Aarya jumped on me. She pointed her finger towards my bedroom window and said “yei, yei”, translating to “entertain me near the window”.
My bedroom is on the first floor of our home and looks down on our lush green, house garden. Shorter plants under tall ashoka trees. Mornings usually have a continuous flow of flying and chirping birds just 5-10ft away. Occasional, multi-coloured butterflies can be seen enjoying their flights around the greenery.
Aarya had to be taken back quickly as others were almost ready to leave for the picnic. But to her call of “yei, yei” and pointed finger at the window, I had to carry her to the window just for a minute or two. She was happy and I was more than happy; just not for those few moments, but for the next few hours.
It is about 6 hours since she left, and I still have a smile on, as if I am continuing to respond to her lively smile. She has been on my mind all this time and whatever I did since this morning went well, full of positive results. I wish everyone is lucky to receive that smile in the morning so that their entire day is peaceful and positive.
As she grows, as she starts to speak, learn, debate and take responsibilities, I wish she continues to speak with me in “yei, yei” language. I wish she does not get or accept the coating of the layers of ego, pride, complications that we add to our natural and pure soul.
I realise now why a child is considered as a form of God. A child arrives into this world with the purest of pure thoughts, with no bias towards wealth, caste or creed, like God. Only thing they know is “Love Every One”. I wish Aarya, the noble, remains the same by soul, though would grow in body and mind.
I wish we all could be the same – smile to say “I Love Every One”!