Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Sounds of silence

Seek not stillness
Embody it.

Search not silence
Sense it

Silence speaks
Be still.

Stillness moves you
Feel it.

Breath in stillness
Pray in silence

Own your stillness
Choose silence

Silence resonates

Keep listening

It is Peaceful.

Savvy


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Two sides

Interestingly…

I came across both these images almost in the span of a single day!

Like the mirror has two faces

Everything that is , is not all

There are two sides

To everything

That exists…

What I pay attention

Grows with conviction

What I wish to disown

Diminishes to perish.

As this tree of life

Is taking roots

Growing branches

And shaping itself…

Yet the Choice

What to feed

And what to starve

The fate and future

Of two sides of my life

Solely rests with me.

Savvy


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As the water floweth

The power of Water
Lies in its flow…
In its ability to shape itself
Adapting and aligning
Blending in, melting
Shaping itself to form
And easing itself accepting changes.

Such is the power of water

As the water flows
Life thrives with it
The sounds of flowing water
Holds the magic of healing.

Even the Sounds of water
As the water floweth
Creating sounds of serenity
From a babble to a ripple
Or even a trickle or a gurgle
All the solutions rest within
As the water floweth…

The flowing water
Teaches many lessons
Of moving on
Of acceptance
Of letting go
Of strength and trust
Of focus and determination
Of blending in
Of purposefulness.

All as the water floweth…

Savvy


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Dream on…

You may not get everything you dream about, but you will never get anything you don’t dream about.”
– William James

The Power of Your Dreams

Makes the subconscious

A conscious reality.

Dare to dream

Selflessly with all of you!

To create a life

Of beautiful moments!

Savvy


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Choice is yours!

To all the ‘Crazy Busy’ Bossy kind of People, who say and feel they don’t have time…

For anything or anyone anymore!

If you don’t have time for your near and dear ones
You are perhaps indifferent and are taking people for granted.
Be cautious…Patience runs out of time!

If you are always dominant and intimidating by nature
People will follow you only by force and not from their hearts.
Be careful for soon they will become indifferent to your rants.

If you speak cutting people off mid-sentence.
You may be showing you are the boss
But people never appreciate not being listened to.
They will never turn up to you with suggestions.
All you will be harboring will be
The ‘Yes men ‘… think about it!.

If you have never walked along with your partner or your child or a pet dog…

Perhaps you should rethink if you have truly appreciated life’s moments you have had.

The joy of walking with another is a beautiful blessing only known to the ones who take a walk.

If you have never had time in your life
To do the things you wanted
And you keep giving excuses that if I had it this way I would do that…

Perhaps, you must realize life is best lived, doing what you love.
No one told you to sit it out.
If you feel you have little time
You are the reason.

You are still alive!

Take a step.
You have the way to change its course the way you choose!

Savvy


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Ocean of Oneness

In the vastness of the ocean

Of our beautiful mind

Our thoughts come and go

Like the waves along the way!

All of our thoughts

Which are so full of self

Of what to do

Of how to achieve and accomplish

Makes us centered on getting!

When our thoughts

Begin to shift

To include the rest

In goodwill and trust

For the benefit of all…

The self finds joy

Of giving in gratitude

Thoughts become expansive

As the truth of oneness

Truly manifests itself

Savvy


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Being all that you can be!

The way we begin to see the world

Our world shapes itself accordingly

Lets choose to be all that we can be

Cause we can be definitely more

Than what choose to believe…

Lets never feel…

Stuck in the moment

Let care to reach beyond knowing

To consciously expand and align

Our deepest intentions in goodwill.

Lets begin to see the good we have

As well as share that good with others…

Life will begin to become lighter

And we will get wings to fly!

Lets reach our dreams

And create some more…

Remember, all of this can be done

By nobody else but us!

Be all that you can be.

Savvy


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Illusion of Diversity



I happened to chance upon a captivating spectacle in the sky… calmly painting itself in pastel shades on one end and enticingly swathed in all the vividity of  the brightest orange hues, all in single frame. I was enthralled and joyfully captured the moment.

Here are few musings…



Same piece  of sky

That  we see everyday

Makes us gasp in delight

Every other day

Showing a new side

Painting the canvas

With vivid color and hues

Patterning itself in a dance

What ever the sky shows

We believe its the truth

Perhaps  there is much more

In all its alluring textures…


A piece of sky

Makes you assume
 
The time of the day

But the perspective shifts,

When you create a barrier in-between

That divides the sky

Into  distinctive diverse  parts.





We begin to see the differences

We begin to pick our favorites

Colours tones,hues and tints

Associating with  the shapes in the sky

Deducing  patterns and patches

Divided in our choices.



How illusory  can it get?

Completely forgetting

Almost disregarding

From one end to another

All is part of the same sky!


What we see, is not all

What is all, is not seen!

Savvy


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What’s your interpretation?




Take a coal seller a scholar  and a poet out in the fields

The poet will be silent and full of wonder
The scholar will look and think
The coal seller  will probably search for  blackberries and mushrooms.


Take them to the theater
And only the coal seller isn’t yawning.

The person who prefers what is alive
To what is artificial
Is the man who thinks  sings and  dreams.

The head of the  coal seller is full of fantasies.



I came across  this  intriguing poetry by the great Spanish  Poet  Antonio Muchado. I found some of his works fascinating .
And  some of his works are  deeply reflective and  often spiritually and ethically inclined.



Shared this particular  poem for its perspective… do you agree?
What is your interpretation  of this poetry?
Would love to know!

Savvy


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Why this Prejudice?



Why this Prejudice…
Of running life down
Of praising one gender
Of shaming one another

Why these violations…
Of human life
Of dignity?
Of personal freedom


Why these exploitations…
Of weak by strong?
Of bullying
And aggressions.


Life is meant to live
To express itself
For itself!
Its not born to be at mercy!

What makes one life
Assume superiority
And think it has power
Over the other?

Let practice respect for one another
Then teach children
To respect the differences
And acknowledge the diversities.

Our pride and prejudices
Have only caused war and illwill
Let us share empathy & goodwill
And let go our hatred and malices

Let us not discriminate
Every colour is beautiful to see
Every life has a reason  to be
Just as you and me.

Savvy








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Its all in the mind




Such is the power
Of
Mind over matter

We are so very gullible
And
So very vulnerable.


Illness of mind
Seems
To be more, than of the body.

In this illusory world
Let
The mind play its magic

Let us all heal and recover from fear
Truly
Move on to find a way out!

Savvy


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WHO ARE YOU?

Here is a beautiful story from India…

During one of his travels, Kalidasa (the Great Poet) felt very thirsty and looked around for water. He saw a woman drawing water from a well.

He went up to her and asked her for water. She agreed to give him water, but asked him, “Who are you? Introduce yourself.”

Now Kalidasa thought that an ordinary village woman was not worthy of knowing who Kalidasa was. So he said, “I am a traveller.”

But his lady replied, “In this world there are only 2 travellers – the Sun and the Moon. Both Rise and Set every day and keep travelling perpetually.”

Then Kalidasa said, “Alright then, I am a guest.” The lady promptly replied, “In this world there are only 2 guests – Youth and Wealth … both are temporary and hence can only be called as guests.”

Intrigued Kalidasa said, “I am a Tolerant person (sahansheel vyakti).” Now the lady replied, “In this world only 2 truly know the meaning of Tolerance – Bhoomi (Earth) and Tree. How much ever you stamp the earth or throw stones at the tree (for the fruits), both continue to nurture us.”

Now Kalidasa was completely perplexed. He said, “Fine. I am a stubborn person (hatavaadi).” The lady smiled and said, “There are only 2 truly stubborn personalities – our nails and our hair. We keep cutting them non-stop, but they continue to grow.”

Kalidasa had been patient so far, but now in anger he said, “I am a fool”. Now the lady gave a wide smile and said, “There are only 2 kinds of fools in this world – a King who rules without having any capability or knowledge & a Minister who is a sycophant to such a King and lavishes praises on such a useless king.”

Kalidasa realised that he had been outsmarted. He fell at the feet of the lady and when he touched her feet and then got up, whom did he see?

Mother Saraswati – the Goddess of Learning and Wisdom. She said, “Kalidasa, you are wise. But only if you know yourself do you become a Manushya (human being). A person without any awareness of self has not reached the pinnacle of being a Human.

Note:
The Guru who recounted this story in His Teachings said, “Children should become a Manushya & know themselves. More than teaching them how to earn more money and become rich, parents should teach them to become aware of themselves and become better Human beings.

Wouldn’t you agree?

What do you think of this ancient story and its relevance to our education today?

How far have we really come with the so called knowledge?

What legacy will we really be leaving behind for our children tomorrow?

When can we bridge this growing gap between learning for knowledge and learning for understanding?

How can we transform our methods of education where we educate not just the mind but also the human heart?

For the truth is that…

Humanity needs us all to be humane more than ever before to survive!

Savvy


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A REASON TO BE… Part 2

When you type the word ego…

Ego

a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.
“he needed a boost to his ego”

  • the part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity.
  • PHILOSOPHY
    (in metaphysics) a conscious thinking subject.

    A few musings…

Ego & the Dance of Buoyancy

In the case of a human being
The ego is a dance of buoyancy
In the weight of thoughts words & deeds
The being is able to function optimally.
As long as the effect is balanced all is well.
If there is too much flutter
Its perhaps the behavior is creating a stir…

In every human interaction
A discomfort or a delight, talks of ego at play.
Is the ego that is overwhelming
An ego that is self sustaining?

Or is it Self destructing?

All depends on the movements
The trick is to continually balance oneself to stay afloat
Ego is both a boon & the bane of life.

If it is too less life becomes unobservable
If it is too much life becomes unbearable
Life is a dance of buoyancy
Of balancing the ego at play
Every thing has a reason to be.

Savvy


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A reason to be

Every thing has a reason to be

Air and Space Water Form
All elements of being
This beautiful world of ours
Blesses us much
So much gratitude
For these elements of life.
We are born of it and we need it to survive

Every thing has a reason to be

The river of time
The water that flows
The shape of things
The spaces we occupy
The air that we breathe
All matters for life and living.

We breathe air to live in space
This air that we breathe
We often take for granted
This air is the gift of earth around us.
We need to value its presence
We need to keep it pure and clean
For what we breathe we are
For our actions depend upon it.

A ship floats in water
Not just because of buoyancy
But because there is air tight space
A space that contains air
A space that aids the displacement
A space that balances the weight
A space that lightens the load
The shape makes a difference
In the way the weight is carried
The shape of the ship makes it float.
Displacing water equal to its weight
Helping it to stay afloat.

Archimedes’ principle, physical law of buoyancy, discovered by the ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes, stating that any body completely or partially submerged in a fluid (gas or liquid) at rest is acted upon by an upward, or buoyant, force, the magnitude of which is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body. The volume of displaced fluid is equivalent to the volume of an object fully immersed in a fluid or to that fraction of the volume below the surface for an object partially submerged in a liquid. The weight of the displaced portion of the fluid is equivalent to the magnitude of the buoyant force. The buoyant force on a body floating in a liquid or gas is also equivalent in magnitude to the weight of the floating object and is opposite in direction; the object neither rises nor sinks. For example, a ship that is launched sinks into the ocean until the weight of the water it displaces is just equal to its own weight. As the ship is loaded, it sinks deeper, displacing more water, and so the magnitude of the buoyant force continuously matches the weight of the ship and its cargo.

https://www.britannica.com/science/Archimedes-principle

Contd…

Savvy


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Way of being

You show who you are

By the way you treat people…

Especially those who in a way

Have done wrong by you

Who didn’t treat you good

Who were nasty and mean

Who were happy by your loss

Especially these people

Treat them as well as others

Share goodwill from your heart ❤

Without expectations, be kind

Even with the most critical

They will come around.

Just trust in yourself

And your way of being.

Savvy