Savvy Raj

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Strength of the Grounding : Rootedness


A tree is a fine example of rootedness, let us explore what is this rootedness all about…

To root is a sense of steadiness than belonging
To value the depth of where you came from
Than to cling to your past in desperation and fear of exploration.

The very word rootedness is about groundedness.

A bonding without feeling bound!

Rootedness is the integrity of spirit in recognition of the soul.

Rootedness brings up lessons in humility, tolerance and most of all acceptance.

Rootedness is not about the pride of being, position, prestige or past achievements and privileges.

Being rooted is in a knowing of support in the grounding.

Being rooted is an acknowledgement of the past in awareness of things as they were without allowing it to cloud the now.

Being rooted is a connectedness in equanimity and learning to evolve along the journey of life in balance.

The Strength in the Grounding :

A true measure of the strength in the grounding is in the process of creating transformations in and around us towards a sustainable future.

Being rooted in one’s ideologies is not about sticking to the principles without taking stock of the situation or the need of this moment.

But of finding the strength from the grounding and evolve by being able to discover and develop through symbiotic and synergistic ways, the means for the better of all.

A tree is a fine example of this rootedness in life.
Take strength from it, adopt its values nourish it, nurture it…in the knowledge that all your needs and necessities are met as you cultivate within you this tree of grounding in the rootedness.

Savvy Raj

Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor & Consultant

17 thoughts on “Strength of the Grounding : Rootedness

  1. Great work. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. Well written and excellent photos… a excellent example you have chosen… a tree not only has strong roots, but it also moves and alters its lifestyle to accept change in order to live another day… it does not stiffen, deny change and risk damage or worse…. 🙂

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    • Thank you for your beautiful comment🙏 Indeed the strength of grounding is evident in its adaptability… in its ability to alter as much as in acceptance of changes.🙂


  3. Excellent work, Savvy. Love the grounding and tree anology.

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  4. Hi Savvy, I loved this post too. I do have an unresolved issue in my mind though and it relates to your statement, “Rootedness brings up lessons in humility, tolerance and most of all acceptance.” I too try to do that all the time, but how do we deal with people who come straight from evil such at Hitler, or any other number of people in history who did such horrible things to others, and for the most part, people who were everyday people and sometimes children and babies as well. How do we think on those evil types who come into our environment even when we are trying to be as positive as we can? I am not asking about these things to be argumentative, but in an honest attempt to understand things that have affected my life as a child and an adult when I don’t think I did anything to incur such evil and hurtful behaviors. How can we deal with such things when we encounter them? Can we be held accountable for these things that happen to us even when we are little children?

    I love life and I love this earth and the universe, and most of the people in it. But I honestly don’t know how to think about people who come into our environment who are so totally evil. Sometimes they are even relatives who are supposedly there to protect us, but they hurt us more than perhaps those outside. Is there something we can do when we encounter such people in this world to keep our spiritual joy and love and acceptance, and at the same time, avoid getting hurt by them?

    Again, I don’t want to be argumentative or anything negative, but how do we deal with these things that come into our lives uninvited? This has been on my mind for a long time. Does it mean that we have done something wrong in our own lifetimes? I know that I was a child when I suffered some of these horrors, and I have wondered all my life what I ever did to deserve such treatment.
    Thank you most kindly for all that you do. Anne


    • Thank you dear Anne for your comments, for they inspire me to think deeper in empathy.
      Every person we meet has a story to tell
      In there is an understanding that one life is not important than the other.
      Life is unique in the way it unfolds
      We may never know what the next moment entails
      The question that arise in the living
      Are meant to ignite a thought for a reason..
      A few lines I wrote on nature perhaps can be mentioned here in this context as well.
      Nature has many learnings for us to imbibe
      When mountains form it creates its valleys too
      Sometimes higher mountains the deeper its valleys and
      What we see from the top of the mountain and what we see from the valley may differ
      Both perspectives may exist in the course of life and living
      It all depends on where one is moving in the journey of life
      Sometimes we find ourselves in depths of despair
      And at times in the pinnacle of pleasure.
      Both are transient as change is the only constant.
      To acknowledge it and move on is hardest to do
      For even though we may forgive how can we forget
      But the sooner we reckon that life cannot stand still
      The faster the recovery, for much is in the awareness…
      Love and hate exists side by side
      Fear and freedom are in the same moment
      Courage comes as a saviour
      In the deepest of suffering.
      To every question that life throws up in the living
      Every Life has its own answers to find in the living.
      The trick is in trusting life to give the answers one seeks in its own way.
      And In between what we choose to let go
      And what we choose to hold on
      We create our own life in the living.
      Your comment here also reminds me of Viktor Frankls famous words …
      Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.


  5. Really beautiful. Also seems like my meditations have been along similar lines of thought… even quoting Viktor Frankl in one of your replies to a comment. I was thinking of another of his quotes yesterday. Your delightful presentation here runs nice and deep, the roots are so important and I’d like to read this again.

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    • Thank you for the kind appreciation of this post . Must share this with you that I was actually sitting in my terrace one day and in my sight was the roots of an old tree which stood strong and connected in spite of the years. My muse was that tree! The strength is in the interconnects indeed!

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