Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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The company we keep

I am sharing three quotes on the same lines…do share your thoughts.

A man is known by the company he keeps” Aesop

Tell me who you walk with, and I’ll tell you who you are.”Esmeralda Santiago

On Association

A beautiful explanation by Swami Vivekananda.

Today I take this opportunity to thank my fellow writers and readers who have been there supporting me in this journey 🙏

Savvy

In between & betwixt

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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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Yes You can.

Sharing my artwork today …

Yes You Can

If you only see

The myriad patterns

And colours of life

You will live to create

If you could only believe

In the vividly of the moments

If you could only sense

The magic life is meant to be

You will

Paint your life with joy in the flow

Unwrap this gift of life lovingly!

Just believe you can

And yes you can.

Savvy


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Joy!

Heart of the tree

A vision that made me happy today

Cheer fills the air

Sun kissed leaves shining bright

The ground feels delightfully cool

Under the giant canopy

Fresh breeze and heady fragrance wafting through

Life is truly fine and well

Under this giant tree….

Savvy


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Motivational….

Some of you might have read this before but I have posted it as it’s worth reading again and again 😊

Motivational Story – The Bamboo Tree

A man got frustrated with life. Despite all the hard work and effort, failure was all that he learnt. Feeling defeated with life, he left everything and exiled himself in the woods. There he met a Hermit. The disappointed man shared is failure with the hermit. “Give me one good reason not to quit?”- He pleaded the Hermit

“Look”, the hermit said, pointing towards two plants. “Do you see that fern and bamboo there?

“Yes”, the man nodded.

“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them water, light and fertilizer. Within a short period of time the fern quickly grew from the earth”, the hermit continued.

“But despite the Bamboo seed being watered and nurtured for years, it did not outwardly grow as much as an inch. In fact, nothing at all happened in the first year. There was no sign of growth. But, I did not give up on the Bamboo seed and continued to water and nurture it. By the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. And within six months, the tree grew a hundred feet tall.”

“So, did the bamboo tree lie dormant for four years only to grow exponentially in the fifth?” the hermit asked. Baffled by the question the man kept quiet. “The answer is quite obvious. The little tree was growing underground, developing a root system strong enough to support its potential for outward growth in the fifth year and beyond. Had the tree not developed a strong foundation, it would not have sustained its life as it grew.”

“Did you know that all the time you had been struggling, you were growing strong roots”, remarked the hermit

The man learned his lesson that day. He learnt the value of persistence and hard work. The fern and the bamboo stood right in front of him as he walked towards his life to continue to work on his dreams


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Musings in the moments

This week finds me traveling  yet again to another city.
I realize  the sights and smells that greet me as I  set alight also set the expectations.

Yet one thing has never changed  in all my travels
My inate ability to wake up at dawn no matter when I sleep.
In the hotel room I am suddenly  abound by precious time. I also enjoy the practice  of having warm water with a just  slight dip of a teabag for a second so its more flavored water than tea.
I sense many moments of great  connectedness in this  unadulterated time of sipping tea. I love it best propped in bed with my feet all tucked in the warm sheets The warm concoction ever so gently bringing in the old familiar fuzzy feeling of being at ease, and accommodating my palate and me to the sensations of a new place. Over many such moments  of serendipitousness & the familiar deju vus that wash over me, I have been privy to my musings in verses that flow effortlessly.
Like I am doing in this now…

Moments  matter and your movements in the moments  matter a great deal.
Hold this moment that is,  in rapture and awe
It’s precious  for it will slip away
Never to meet again in posterity.
But in creating  a ripple effect of positivity through the movements in the moment
What is the future can  manifest from this now
Care to alter your life for the better.
Alter your moves…

So what’s your kind of move in this now?

Savvy


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On track!

To all my Care giving friends the lightworkers , the mentors and spiritual guiders, the motivators and healers on their special journey stepping in tandem with their calling! Keep going… you are on track!

Savvy


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On Wholeness

A share from ISHA UPANISHAD

The Shanti Mantra :

Om purnamadah purnamidam purnat purnamudacyate | purnasya purnamadaya purnamevavashishyate || Om Shantih Shantih Shantih hi||

This is One of the greatest gift to the humanity.

The concept of Zero comes from this very Shanti Mantra.

In linear mathematics, we will always find that when something is taken out from something, that something from which things are taken out lacks.

If we take some furniture out from a room then that room is minus those furniture.

That means this room is not what it had before.

This is a linear thinking.

But here the Rishis gave us a completely different outlook towards life.

The spherical thinking is :

That is full. And this is also full.

This fullness has come from that fullness. And in spite of this fullness having come from that fullness, that still remains full.

A mother gives birth to a baby.

A baby is also complete. The mother is also complete.

Just because the baby is born, the mother is not lacking something. In fact, it has added to her glory.

The concept of Zero, without which nothing could have happened in this planet.

No computer technology, no science could have progressed.

That has (its) origin here in this very Shanti Mantra.

From the fullness, comes out the fullness, and still the fullness remains fullness.

We can go on analyzing this very Shanti Mantra on various levels:

Spiritual level, Material level, level of Mathematics, level of Physics etc.

It is pregnant with huge information.

When we share our Peace with others, our peace will not be lost.

When we share our Knowledge with others, we won’t lose the knowledge.

It remains complete inside us.

Similarly, this Universe, in fact it is multi-verse, enormously huge, is dynamic. Many things are being born here everyday and dissolving back into it everyday.

Still both the manifest is complete and the unmanifest is also complete.

The Rishis say Shanti Shanti Shanti – three times.

When our environment is disturbed, we cannot sit there and think about or contemplate on Knowledge.

When the Knowledge is to flow and transfer, the environment needs to be Congenial.

Our body-mind complex needs to be fit on the third level, the level of the Self, the Being and Inner Peace. Hence Shanti-Peace is emphasised.

A Peaceful mind can probe into something beyond, can grasp that something which cannot be grasped by the little mind.

The intellect cannot access to things which our spirit can get access to.

And for that the wholeness is essential.


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A true friend

A friend in need is a friend in deed

True friends have your back

True friends help whenever wherever

Without saying a word.

Yet have much to say to you

When you are short of good counsel

They care to listen when you need a listening ear.

And tell you the truth as it is for your own good.

It’s a gift of life to have even one true friend.

Cherish your friendships and nurture them forever more.

Savvy


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Be ready

Be ready

For you get what you asked for

In one way or another

Be ready

For the form and shape of things

As they come to you

Be ready

To have yours intentions arrive

Before you even know!

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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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.” 👉

https://streetartutopia.com/2021/10/13/support-message-about-climate-change


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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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