Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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On Engagement

Engagement is an involvement

It involves committment.

Engagement is an action

It involves doing, a deed

Engagement  is a focused interest

To do whatever is possible.

Engagement can be a moral obligation.

What are your daily engagements?

What keeps you engaged in them?

Savvy


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On Painting

To me…

Painting is an iterative journey
Full of surprises in the flow
Something to stumble upon
To follow on & find meaning.

In letting go of the control
You begin to see the guidance
Forming in the impressions
Sometimes subtle or strong

As the brush moves on canvas
Leaving imprints of colours
Patterning itself in a narrative
Creating a purpose for itself.

Painting is a tool in trusting
In faith, in the discovery
Shaping itself through you
Bridging beyond in the now.

Savvy


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On understanding!

Today I came across this interesting proverb.

If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me. ~ Chinese Proverb

It makes me think a little more…

How much of experiences does one need to help learn from making mistakes?

Till we use our mistakes as stepping stones to success.

If there is a surefire way to surf through life without issues…

It is in the ability to take the self lightly!

To realise what seems like a big issue today may seem very insignificant in time.

How much does one depend on the armour of God to help in tiding through lifes crisis?

In sensing that faith is all there is…

There is a knowing that there is always hope beyond despair.

How can we learn to see through the facades?

In understanding that there is more to seeing beyond the looking.

How can we protect ourselves from being conned?

In trusting the self before all else!

Does loneliness or loss and the ensuing vulnerability make one a target or a victim?

It depends on ones perspective of life .

For in the loneliness there is a opportunity for self awareness

And our strengths can emanate from our vulnerabilities.

How to keep the spirit calm, collected & contented ?

In witnessing the world while breathing deeply and bringing our awareness to the now…

And how can we learn to take responsibility for our errors of judgment?

In knowing we have the power of choice with us! And remember to think well and choose equally well!.

Savvy


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A Matter Of Perspective…

Here is beautiful  perspective  that I received  in a share today

My grandmother always drank her coffee like this! I thought it was because it was too hot.
Do you remember older generations drinking from their saucer? Then today I came across this poem that made me feel there was symbolism to the coffee ritual.

Drinking from My Saucer
by John Paul Moore

I’ve never made a fortune and it’s probably too late now.
But I don’t worry about that much, I’m happy anyhow.

And as I go along life’s way, I’m reaping better than I sowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer, ‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

I don’t have a lot of riches, and sometimes the going’s tough.
But I’ve got loved ones around me, and that makes me rich enough.

I thank God for his blessings, and the mercies He’s bestowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer, ’Cause my cup has overflowed.

I remember times when things went wrong, my faith wore somewhat thin.
But all at once the dark clouds broke, and the sun peeped through again.

So God, help me not to gripe about the tough rows that I’ve hoed.
I’m drinking from my saucer, ‘Cause my cup has overflowed❤️


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Peacefulness

A state of coexistence

With ourselves and the world

Where we can nurture our best potential

Towards transformations

That envisions beyond compare.

Savvy


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It sure is a long kiss to goodnight .

Trust…

There are summers, full of fun

And more spring times, to come.

There is the beauty of mountains to envision

And snow times to chill…
Our days are yet to unravel

Countless sights of beautý to savour

Evenings to dance to some great country music.

And there is the beckonning of starry nights yet to behold …
While there will be days of thunder and lightning.

Till the storms pass on and the sun is shining

It is truly amazing when the simple love for life

And a lttle bit of hope pulls us through …

So its truly a long kiss to goodnight.

Savvy

From my verses…Hope is here to stay!


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Power of Hands

Love of art, can build bridges..

6 bridges in Venice – Wisdom, hope, love, help, faith & friendship 🇮🇹

By sculptor Lorenzo Quinn.

“The hand holds so much power – the power to love, to hate, to create, to destroy.” 👉

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Words

Sharing a few words from my mother’s musings…

On Mindfulness

Do not use such words that can hurt anothers heart.

On Love

Do not love anyone that you become their slave.

On wisdom of moderation

Do not continue arguments till it becomes a fight.

On checking desires

Do not desire so much that it spoils your peace of mind.

On Anger management

Do not get so angry that your face turns red.

On letting go

Do not keep enemity till someone dies.

On mindful action

Do not do actions that brings hatred in other’s minds.

On letting go worry

Do not worry so much that you have to shed tears for that.

On Give and take

Whatever you get are other’s gift to you.
Whatever you lost are the opportunities given to others.

On Scarcity

Hunger is the reason for disease in a poor man’s house.

On Excess
Excess food is the reason for disease in a rich man’s house.

On Time

TIME is just and honest. That’s why it never waits for anyone.


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Wisdom of Patience

Patience awaits

In faith and belief

Pattience is understanding

For patience hones itself

For the suitable moments

Patience is non-judgmental

Patience bears the burden

Of the moments

Knowing the power of time.

Patience is resilience in action

Patience is strength of the spirit

Patience speaks volumes of the soul

Without a word or deed.

Such is the wisdom of Patience

For much is resolved in patience

A true Companion for Wisdom is Patience and a lot of life’s so called situations which need solutions can be resolved by thinking differently !

Savvy


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On Acknowledging .

Acknowledgement of the good starts with you

And how you act on it…

Everyday make sure to walk and laugh , sing and dance and see the beauty in every beat of a living heart and that’s a step to tuning yourself to loving this world a little more.

All is in the acknowledgement in hope and positivity.

Savvy


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Love

Love heals like no other

A good measure of love

Is the best antidote

To the grieving heart

True love is accommodating

Without force & compulsion

It’s ever-expansive and inclusive

Love spreads messages of hope

Kindles goodwill in aching hearts

Age no matter love springs forth enthusiasm for life and living

Such is the power of love!

Savvy


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Making things right

In being proved wrong
We learn something new
What if we celebrate the learning
Than criticize making mistakes
For mistakes are an error of judgement.
It is already happened, in the past
What matters is what we make of it
Are we ready to accept our mistakes?
Are we ready to learn from it to move on?
After all instead of fussing over mistakes,
Let’s be receptive to being wrong.
And care to imbibe a new perspective
For then we can be a little less wrong now🙏

Savvy


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Flames afire

Sharing a beautiful message with you…

A man, who regularly attended family & group meetings suddenly, without any notice, stopped participating.
After a few weeks, one very cold night the leader of that group decided to visit him.

He found the man at home, alone, sitting in front of a fireplace where a bright fire burned.

The man welcomed the leader. There was great calm & silence.

The two men only watched the dancing flames around the logs that crackled in the fireplace.

After a few minutes the leader, without saying a word, examined the logs that formed the fire and selected one of them, glowing most brightly of all, and removed it to the side with a pair of tongs. Then he sat down again.

The host was paying attention to everything, fascinated. Before long, the lone log’s flame subsided, until there was only a momentary glow and the fire soon went out.
In a short time what was previously bright light and heat had become nothing more than a black dead piece of wood.
Very few words had been spoken since the greeting.

Before preparing to leave, the leader picked up the useless piece of wood with the tongs and placed it again in the middle of the fire. Immediately, the piece of wood was rekindled, fuelled by the light and heat of the burning logs around it.

When the leader was about to leave & had reached the door, the host said: ‘Thank you for your visit and for your beautiful lesson. I’ll return to the group soon.’

Why is a group important in our lives ?

Very simple:
Because each member that withdraws takes fire and heat from the rest.

It’s worth reminding group members that they are a part of the flame.

It’s also good to remind us that we are all responsible for keeping each other’s flame burning.
And we must promote the union among us so that the fire is really strong, effective and lasting. Keep the fire burning.

THE GROUP IS ALSO A FAMILY
It doesn’t matter if sometimes we are bothered by so many messages, quarrels and misunderstandings.

What matters is to be connected. We are here to meet, message, learn, exchange ideas or simply to know that we are not alone

Let’s keep the flame alive.

Life is beautiful with friends and family.

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Authentic Appreciation

Give credit, when and where credit is due

Shy not from appreciation.

Neither in giving nor taking.

If you see something that makes you feel like appreciating…

Do so immediately, don’t wait for another day.

For authentic appreciation can transform the world for the receiver.

Words matter, a great deal

Say words that mean well

Let there be no ambiguity

When you mean well

Let your words drive the message home.

All is well in clarity of communication.

Savvy


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Stillness

In the stillness of the now

Is a divine orchestration.

Of the rapturous flow

Of the beauty of nature

And its wonder in awe!

All is peace All is well!

Savvy