Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!

Carry light!


Good read:

Once, a Junior School teacher asked her students to bring some potatoes in a plastic bag to school. Each potato will be given a name of the person whom that child hates. Like this, the number of potatoes will be equal to the number of persons they hate.

On a decided day, the children brought their potatoes well addressed. Some had two, some had three and some had even five potatoes.

The teacher said they have to carry these potatoes with them everywhere they go for a week.

As the days passed the children started to complain about the spoiled smell that started coming from these potatoes. Also some students who had many potatoes complained that it was very heavy to carry them all around. The children got rid of this assignment after a week, when it got over.

The teacher asked, “How did you feel in this one week?”

The children discussed their problems about the smell and weight.

Then the teacher said, “This situation is very similar to what you carry in your heart when you don’t like some people. This hatred makes your heart unhealthy and you carry that hatred in your heart everywhere you go. If you can’t bear the smell of spoiled potatoes for a week, imagine the impact on your heart of this hatred that you carry throughout your life.”

Our heart is a beautiful garden that needs a regular cleaning of unwanted weeds. Forgive those who have not behaved with you as expected and forget the bad things.
This also makes room available for storing good things…

What an impactful way to mentor...

Stories that touch the inner recesses of our hearts can truly leave us positively inspired in the reflections.

This story means so much and is truly relevant to one and all. The world today needs compassion and love more than ever. It needs to get rid of unwanted accumulation of past years both material or our mental manifestations.

In the letting go is the healing

In the healing is the learning.


Author: Savvy Raj

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

14 thoughts on “Carry light!

  1. Such a good morning read❤️

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  2. What a beautiful read🌿

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  3. Thought provoking and a good lesson.

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  4. Loved the story, Savvy. Couple of thoughts that I had while reading it- Since they were school kids, the number of potatoes could be carried around. If we were to do that, we would not be able to lift that bag. 🙂
    Since i love potatoes, I am gonna call them as bitter gourds. That makes the whole process easier for me.
    And I am amazed at the timing at which I found this story. A potato (a.k.a bitter gourd) has been bugging me since morning and now, after reading this story, I am able to actually see it as one that I have been carrying around for years. I may not be able to let go of it immediately but naming it as a bitter gourd is definitely gonna be the starting point.
    Thanks and I look forward to reading your posts in the future.
    I found you via thereluctantpoet.

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    • So much for us all to understand and discover in life and living.
      Beyond chance, there is always a reason.
      So perhaps this story share has found its reason to be shared.
      Our interpretations manifest from our unique experiences but we unravel the truths that matter most and find our paths towards light and the lightness of being.
      Thank you for your taking the time and sharing this.
      Deeply appreciate your heartfelt share Deepa.❤ And I wish you well in your journey.🙏🏼

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    • And I couldn’t help smiling when I read your line…. if we were to do that we would not be able to lift that bag! .🤗😇

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