Savvy Raj

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What choice would you make?

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Be a lamp or a life boat or a ladder

Help someones soul heal

Walk out of your house like a shepherd

Rumi

Precious words from Rumi which are empowering to say the least, awakening in us to respect the inate potential we all possess to reach out to help another …

To help is to empower the mind body and spirit of another.

Empowerment is a powerful factor in buliding lives. Given the choice of transforming lives with the abilities you own…if you are ready to help another…
What would you choose to be ?

Being a Lamp :

A lamp lights up itself to light the way for another It is selfless and and expansive . The light of a lamp lets you envision the strengths within the self as much as the others For to enable sight is to allow the envisionment. Being a light enables and empowers for it throws light without fear or favour.
It is simply the quality of light to shine graciously !

Being a life boat:

It is the very purpose of a life boat to help save lives to allow another to hold on, to never fail in protecting from drowning in the voyage of life.

The life boat is a survival tool and is built to weather the storms without giving way . It floats on relentlessly without giving up to reach to safety.
Being a life boat in an emergency is like a god send!. To save a life is to value its preciousness of the being.

Being a ladder:

Allowing the self to be utilized for another is the very nature of a ladder. In fact to be a ladder is to allow another to reach and aim higher to develop and evolve further.
Ladder is a constructive in its very core essentially to build up another towards a goal.

Being a builder of anothers dreams and helping propel another to a cause greater than the self is the sign and strength of being a ladder . Being unmindful of the treading over of another in their attempt to reach their aspirations is a tall order indeed. The ladder provides the way without any personal gain.

Here are 3 beautiful sayings worth remembering always…

HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT PRAY!

HELP EVER HURT NEVER.

ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS!

Self empowerment &healing :

To help transform lives is to empower from the heart and make a difference!

Howevert it is about healing the self first enought to let light in that helps others to see!

A friend in need is a friend in deed! ;
Whatever is your way to reach out and help, what is truly significant is the one who helps in time and need . For such a help is a hand of God in divine grace.

So make a choice to reach out to the world in your own sweet way for it needs all the help it can get!

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Let go! 

Sharing a beautiful story that will make us  sense and acknowledge our inner feelings and help channelize its expression in a more evolved way with deeper understanding.

*The Empty Boat -A Story on Anger.*

​A monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation. After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly feels the bump of another boat colliding with his own.
With his eyes still closed, he senses his anger rising, and by the time he opens his eyes, he is ready to scream at the boatman who dared disturb his meditation. But when he opens his eyes, he sees it is an empty boat that had probably got  untethered and floated to the middle of the lake.
At that moment, the monk achieves self-realization, and understands that the anger is within him; it merely needs the bump of an external object to provoke it out of him.

From then on, whenever he came across someone who irritated him or provoked him to anger, he reminded himself : ”The other person is merely an empty boat. The anger is within me……”
In reality, we all have the anger within us, all the time, All it needs is someone, like the empty boat, to provoke it.

 

This story makes us think on many levels especially so on anger management.

Is our anger innate.How deep does it delve?

How much is our responsibility in acknowledging our true selves.

 

Acknowledgement is a step towards a response than reaction .

Acceptance leads to  greater self-awareness.

Savvy

 

The question is not only why feel provoked with anger but how to manage it. How can it be circumvented? Is there a way to do so?

Every time we recognize where the anger resides we will learn to accept the source is the self than others . And then make an effort to  not suppress or repress but channelize it in more productive ways .

In our wheel of human behavior and emotions, Anger sits in the opposite spectrum of joyousness. It is a negative emotion that propels further negative thoughts. There arises the backlash of  discontent and disorientation in various degrees depending on the level of anger that manifests .

Anger truly serves no purpose than destruction

For true peace it can be a bone of  contention

So let go of all anger and false pretensions

And value the calm that you actually are .

Savvy

 

 

 

 

On a lighter note here are a few reflections towards channeling  arising negative emotions in awareness

and some amazing quotes from the great souls  to go with it !:))

 

Think Humorously:’ If red is the color of anger it is the color of love too!’

Think Happy: ‘For every minute of anger you are losing 60 seconds of happiness ..’.Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Think Creatively:’The Greatest remedy for anger is delay!’

Think  Practically: ‘He who angers you conquers you’ .

Think Logically :’You will not be punished for your anger but by your anger…’ Buddha

Think Peacefully: ‘Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind’. Dalai Lama

Think Kindly: ‘Bless those who curse you and pray for those who mistreat you…’ Bible 

Think of changing the wavelengths:’ Anger  makes you smaller while forgiveness forces you to grow

 beyond what you are!’ 

 

Paying attention to your breathe:Breathe in the now…to  release resentment 

In the inhale and exhale.:  Pause to respond  and  delay a  reaction 

Express Positivism: Let your past make you better not bitter

Express  Humility: ‘Angry people are not always wise…’ Jane Austen

Express Gratitude: ‘ Anger wont make your problems easier but gratitude will make you stronger.’

Whenever you can …

Because you always can !

 


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On Faith

 

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Flow in faith

Time evolves one and all,come what may

Yesterday’s mountains have become paths today

Love of life will show the way

As you keep building bridges not walls I say!

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Bridge of Love

Bridge of love’
As we stand on this bridge of love
Living life in this now by the river of time
That flows on in its own course.
How wonderful it would be to always remember …..
It’s the way of love to bridge the spaces in between
It’s the way of love to build a connection
It’s the way of love to show the way
It’s the way of love to linger in memories just as much as…
It’s the way of love to let go and move on
It’s the way of love to mend the broken
It’s the way of love to accept and allow
It’s the way of love to empower with hope
It’ss the way of love to sense pain and pleasure.
It’s the way of love to brings out words to share from the heart.
It is the way of love to shine through a smiling heart
For love is the gift of life
And its the way of love to be filled with gratitude for its beautiful ways.
Savvy

Dedicated to ‘Love’ and the ones I deeply love 💙


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Circle of thoughts 14

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With care and consideration

Sometimes like coaxing a unwilling mule

Thoughts can be harnessed

For each has great potential…

Savvy

This above digital artwork Titled ‘Circles of thoughts,14 is a creative interpretation of encircling thoughts, The verses that follow is the 14thpart of my series of micropoems on interconnecting thoughts.

Savvy

To be contd …

Related links to read more…

/https://savvyraj.com/circles-of-thoughts/1

/https://savvyraj.com/circle-of-thoughts-2/

https://savvyraj.com/2017/06/03/circle-of-thoughts-3

/https://savvyraj.com/2017/06/06/circle-of-thoughts-4/

/https://savvyraj.com/2017/06/08/circle-of-thoughts-6/

https://savvyraj.com/2017/06/08/circle-of-thoughts-7/

http://wp.me/p6a0yZ-1hZ

https://savvyraj.com/2017/06/17/circle-of-thoughts-8

https://savvyraj.com/2017/06/18/circle-of-thoughts-9

https://savvyraj.com/2017/07/01/circle-of-thoughts-10

#Micropoetry #PhotoFusion #Metaphysics

Artwork by Savvy Raj


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Mystery Blogger Award

It is always wonderful to be acknowledged and appreciated. For the power of appreciation creates positive intentions and further channelizes creativity to flow even more meaningfully for a larger purpose.
The reason is after the first wave of elation over having received an award nomination you start realizing the responsibility of every word you are putting out there and how it can actually carry the power to transform thoughts if you want it to! And that’s truly incredible!
I would like to specially thank stylethatright for nominating me for this award.
Truly grateful to receive this nomination from her .

Do check out the blog https://stylethatright.wordpress.com/ as she shares her engaging and empowering posts on styling, beauty among st other interesting things.

What is a Mystery Blogger Award?

The creator of this award, Okoto Enigma, says “It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

The Rules

Here are the rules for the award which I have to mention:

Put the award logo/image on your blog.

List the rules.

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

Answer the questions you were asked.

Nominate 10 – 20 people & notify.

Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).

3 things about myself:

I am a happy go lucky type of person.

I am a peoples person and enjoy meaningful conversations and always find time to actually listen.

I am an intuitive person. I believe it to be a gift and often trust my senses and am deeply grateful about it .

These are the questions which were asked to me:

1:What is your idea of a perfect life?

Will answer this question earnestly ….Being a Dance Educator balance in the being tops my list so as much as activity and movement is important to me on a regular basis , I believe a perfect life would be about enjoying the balance of the rest and movement in our lives. For in those spaces between the steps is an opportunity to appreciate the life we have and replenish in gratitude and contentment .

2:Why you started blogging and what is your favorite genre?
I remember writing a lot of poems in my years at school which at times were even published in the school papers and college magazines that gave me a momentum and then I realized it would make sense to have them all in one place as a body of work in time, that’s when I started blogging.
Well I do enjoy writing in any form but I find a great sense of connect in writing my thoughts as poetry.

3:If you were to celebrate your birthday with five celebrities who would you like to celebrate with and why?

Have never had any craze for the company of celebrities of any kind . And birthdays are preferably spent amidst family friends and my students .. Yet to answer the question without naming anyone in particular it would be nice to include for their entertainment value , one celebrity from each of these categories , a famous ballroom dancer a latin dancer,a singer a guitarist a pianist and a drummer.
Well guess I am truly set then for my perfect party!:-))

4:What is the most funniest moment of your life?(funny)

A lot of funny moments happen every now that sometimes I feel my life is one laugh a riot…. and then some more, but to remember one funny incident. Well I was in 8th grade and was the captain of my schools volleyball team .I was truly passionate about the game and would regularly practice with great dedication and pretty much excelled at the game.So we were often chosen and sent to play in tournaments across the city . In one such selection process I went to play in tournament held in one of the city college campus . I was passed off by my selectors as a member of a working women team . I played that game as their vice captain . We won that match and I couldn’t help smiling to myself as I went up the dais to receive the certificate as they were all so much older than me …the whole team had a huge laugh after the match about it all! Till today I have no idea how I ended up playing that particular match in the first place!!

5: Your favorite pastime?

Besides writing poetry and drawing, dancing on one of my favorite songs.. and at times with it in my thoughts as I often find myself joyfully thinking of patterns and steps for a song when I hear music that I happen to like . So yes that tops my list of my favorite pastimes.

I would like to nominate these blogs for the Mystery Blogger Award: I wish them the best in their endeavors.

https://thinkthoughtstaught.wordpress.com

http://thoughtsofsho.wordpress.com/

http://christophermcgeownwriting.wordpress.com/

https://kishanlakhotia.wordpress.com/

https://srishtiblogspot.wordpress.com/

https://pcblogscom.wordpress.com

https://stonestoriessite.wordpress.com/

https://reemasgarden.com

https://flowartstation.com/

http://akanksharastogi.wordpress.com/

https://prashasti125.wordpress.com/

https://thejoyofloving.wordpress.com/

Here are a few questions for you…

1: What does your perfect day look like?

2: If you had only one match and entered a Cold and Dark room, and there was an oil heater, an oil lamp and a candle, which would you light first?

3: Can you adapt smoothly to changing realities and if so what is your biggest strength ?

4:Are you someone who works well on a team, or prefer to work on your own?

5:What ridiculously fun thing has someone tricked you into doing or believing?

I would like thank everyone who is reading following and visiting my blog. I am still learning how to be a good writer. Hope this year is wonderful for us all!!! 💙

Cheers,

Savvy Raj