Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Colours

Coloring all the way

Every flower speaks its truth

As much as every part of nature

Finding its own identity

Like day and night

Dusk and dawn

Colored through myriad hues of light

Creating hope and beauty of life

Nature says, in the most colorful way,

Flow through the day

Express your self uniquely along the way!

Happy Festival of Colors

Happy Holi!

Savvy


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A Share in Goodwill.

Sometimes good work needs appreciation… And that becomes a source of inspiration to do more … Today I am sharing a few of my dear daughters social work experiences at her stint with the HOPE foundation in India, in her own words that she had expressed about the satisfaction and contentment from the heart in doing good and sharing goodwill with the world around us.

I hope it inspires and motivates more in the path of positive intentions and acts of goodwill.

Have been working with an non profit organisation called H.O.P.E for almost a year now.Even though I focused primarily on events , I did want to try helping in their other verticals like Ad Care ,which was basically teaching shelter home children , academically as well as non academically.
Now, the children here hated studying and upon entering for the first time , all I noticed was books thrown outside the window! So we decided to use glitter pens and stickers to motivate them.
I was one such volunteer who taught English through games and then I would draw something for them on their hands because they loved the idea of ‘glitter tattoos’. Everytime I’d do so, all the kids would lineup to get one of their own and I honestly enjoyed the process every Sunday even though I sucked at drawing(I literally drew the kid version of a bird but that would still make them happy). Soon it led to me writing their names for them glitter pens in different fonts.
Coming back to the photo, this was clicked a day before Christmas and I was writing their names in different fonts when two kids asked me to write their parents names as well. This took me by shock as most of them are orphans or have been abandoned by their parents. Nevertheless, I did write their names the way they wanted and it lead to a moment that crushed my soul.
I watched them both High five after the tattoos for the fact that both of them had never seen their parents and they abandoned them here. I was truly appalled as I saw them jump in excitement and running down the hallway.
When I was leaving , the kids came to me and asked me to click a photo with them and asked me to spend every festival with them as they felt lonely. Kudos to our team and H.O.P.E for making a difference! 🙂


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The way ahead

In every now

Is a choice

To enhance life

Within and around you

Whatever path you take

But how you live your life

What you feel in the living

What you choose to notice

What you are listening

And what you understand

From it all defines the now

And charts the way ahead.

Savvy


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Patterns at play

All of life is a dance…

Every being has its own ballet

Every life it’s own patterns

Every pattern has its own path

Every path its own flow

Every flow its own beauty

All is uniquely orchestrated

To manifest and align in time.

Savvy


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On Happiness…

What if?


You are given an opportunity to travel to beautiful locales on work or pleasure ,in a country so far away from  your own
Everything  is wonderful and picturesque…

Yet, you are traveling along with people/ or paired with a person of completely different interests.

What if….

If you are a morning person and they are late risers

If you like walking and they like to rest more.

If you like to explore museums and art scenes and they have no interest in anything art

If you want to experience new culture by meeting new people and connecting with them than simply trying out food .

What if you want quick bites on the go and they like fancy dining experiences.

What if you want to start early and you are exasperated as they prefer late afternoon after a lazy lunch…

What if you are up and ready to go and they take a really long time to get ready 🤔

You like to capture experiences and rejoice in the memories and they have no particular interest in photography.

When you like to have a conversation freely and they are too busy or too silent, you often realise its better to remain silent unless spoken to even if there is  company.

What would you do …

You make things right for you!

Let’s see, it’s not all that bad
You are in a new location….

You realise its better to have some company than traveling alone in some places at least.
You begin to appreciate the environment and yourself in it.
You appreciate others who are around.
You pay extra interest in people and places, the quirkiest, even the strangest and most peculiar  things as much as the ordinary  seem to matter somehow.
You try to find happiness in  whatever you see.
You adapt to things as it comes.
You accept everything, as your life’s myriad moments.
You remember to focus on the positives  acknowledge the good in them and move on…

After all

Happiness is in you!

And
Tommorow is another new day!

Savvy


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Shining through

Just having the courage to express ourselves, we open ourselves to a vulnerable and creative self that is the light in us shining through….:)

Savvy


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Vision in white

Beautiful is the word I sense

Ethereal vision in white.

Under a canopy of sky so blue

A treat to envision

This is the White-wisteria

The Japanese tree.

Full credit to this
Photographer unknown.

Savvy


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Your choice!

Our humanity is within us awaiting expression.

Every one of us has the choice to be humane.

“Sometimes we’re fractured by the choices we make; sometimes we’re shattered by things we would never have chosen. But our brokenness is also the source of our common humanity, the basis for our shared search for comfort, meaning, and healing. Our shared vulnerability and imperfection nurtures and sustains our capacity for compassion.”
— Bryan Stevenson

There is something touchingly tender in every instance of humanity in action be it in thoughts words or deeds.

Our humanity makes us touch the true purpose of our being alive .

Wouldn’t you think so?

Savvy


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On Love & Inclusion

A poignant tale of a little child sensing the favoritism by her own father was shared by my friend Ali Anani in his post….

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ali-anani-phd-15305319_love-experience-empathy-activity-6970262610063589376-9Fbe?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

Here are my reflections on this post… which I had initially shared with him privately but then realized that perhaps it needs to be read and understood in the larger context of the trials and tribulations in life and living..

Truth has a way of baring open the wounds of the heart and mind on its path of healing the hurt.
For truth is on its own path of self correction in this world.
For unfairness and
Injustice has to somedayfind justice
Exclusion to inclusion
Doubts to clarity.

When truth speaks
In one way or another
It is important to listen
In empathy without judgements

Truth speaks as it is
In all of innocence
Or in wisdom of awareness.

And yet…
Innocence can be daunting  to handle . But addressing the truth one way or the other
Leads to discoveries of how little we know or of what is sensed & perceived.


In the story  that my friend shared…here are instances of lack of inclusion in a family

Where in one day there is marked difference in the way the father speaks,
When the child says
Why are you speaking to me…

Interesting to note that you perceived  the young child as witty
Whereas another may perceive  it as defiance,or even an evidence of an awareness of lack of inclusion and discrimination at this household in the young child’s mind.
And that she is voicing  it in all of innocence.

What would be of significance  is how the father addresses  this brewing disconnect.

Lack of love can be a difficult  phase at any age especially  for a child.
Let’s trust the universe to show the way for this child to receive what she is yearning for one way or another.
May every life be able to sense  love and live life lovingly. 

Savvy


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Trust you.

Photo by Savvy Raj


I read these two lines by Stan Smith today…

Experience tells you what to do
Confidence allows  you to do it .

Will also add…

And patience paves the path.
For all that you need
Will reveal itself in time.
Trust yourself to deliver.

Sharing my photo of a beautiful bloom from my garden…for who better than a flower to express this truth of life.

Think well & trust you.

Savvy


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Keep Sparkling

It’s often good to remember you are born to live.

Don’t live because you are born, don’t go where life takes you . Make life come alive where you are…

Keep Sparkling ✨️


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Caption this capture?

Taken while walking along the shopping streets somewhere in Europe when it caught my attention….

The first three words that came to me was, interesting, intriguing, ingenious.

There was also a certain simplicity that was striking.

Would are your thoughts when you see this photo?

I caption this ‘Cupclock’

Care to caption this capture ?

Savvy


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Creative flow…

Travelling in Creativity

Travelling light
Flowing free
Musings in the mulling
Limitless abundance
Unparalleled potential


Beyond bars, timeless
Harmony in syñchromy
Unassuming uniqueness
Unrelated ubiquitous

Savvy


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Body intelligence

Art of life

Is about living

With care and consideration

Being aware of moderation

Everything is best in balance

For excess is wastage

Of precious resources

When body mind and soul

Choose in consciousness

Tap into your body intelligence

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