Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Sensing Life

Sensing Life

Is a beautiful blessing or a beast of burden
It is sensed differently by each of us
For it challenges the best of us
Bringing out the best and worst in us.
Yet life is a journey that much be lived
To make sense of it, in every moment.
You cannot know of life without living it
Every now is a journey of sensing it.

Savvy


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Let’s…

Every one of us can make a positive difference from where we are…

If we are alive...

Let’s make an effort to change the world

And create goodwill in every step.

Here is a poem I wrote a few years ago …

If we must seek…

Let’s Seek Connectedness,

If we must awaken…

Let’s Awaken the Spirit of Being

If we must move

Let’s Move with Empathy in Action

If we must choose

Let’s Choose the Simplicity of Authenticity

If we must rest…

Let’s Rest with Contentment

If we must pursue…

Let’s Pursue Thankfulness in Gratitude

If we must strive…

Let’s Strive for Patience and Tolerance

If we must fight…

Let’s Fight Apathy and Ignorance

If we must reach …

Let’s Reach out with Kindness

If we must become…

Let’s Become a Better version of Us!

Savvy


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Roots

To root is a sense of steadiness

Than simply belonging


Valuing the ancestry

Of your connectedness.

As much as the connectedness

Of your ancestry.

Respect your family bonds

Wherever you are or may be

Respect your roots.

Savvy

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A Matter Of Inclusiveness

Such a beautiful and inspiring share.

Yesterday I happened  to read this share on social  media. And I truly  appreciate  the  mindset of these two beautiful people.
One who believes learning has no age or defined boundaries And goes on to prove it by completing her graduation.

Another who values the needs and heartfelt intentions of another and is accepting and inclusive enough to have no place for  insecurities of any kind to seep in, while helping her accomplish her goals.


It’s truly fascinating  to read this. And I do know the journey must have been one of those rare kinds as well as challenging on many fronts for both of them.
It’s truly not often that you witness such beautiful endeavors.

And speaking candidly…
How many daughters  would actually  want their mothers in college with them?
How many will be happy to accompany  their mothers every day while in college?

How many mothers would have the thirst for knowledge and the passion, patience  and perseverance needed to do something  about it to such a degree?


Salute to both these spirited souls.
For sharing their learning journey. And showing  age is just a number and inclusion  is a matter of an expansive heart.❤

Savvy


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Vibrance

So much vibrance, so much vividness

Enthralling vision, brilliant colors

Awesome creation, awesome creator

Amazing nature amazing grace🙏

Savvy

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Peace be with you!

As you go through daily life

Just care to remind yourself

That you are being watched over

And cared for …

This simple habit will bring

You immense peace

and transmit universal love.

Peace be with you!

Savvy


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Art of Shoshin

Art of Shoshin

Helps in honing the ability

To see the world with fresh eyes

Staying curious in awe and wonder

Letting  go of unnecessary perceptions

That can cloud the clarity.

When you choose

An open mind

Without assumptions

And pre conceived notions

Without pride or prejudice

No matter who you are

What you have,

Or how much you know…

You are present

You are receptive

And welcoming of perspectives

To explore infinite possibilities

Of the potential now.

Savvy


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The Beginners Mindset

Begin the day

With enthusiasm for learning

And hope to discover some more

Unlock the possibilities

Of your mind

Adapt your ways

To learn from the challenges

Experience the world

Be open to perspectives

Learn and reflect

Give generously

Share to learn some more.

That way you create space

For you to grow

Savvy


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Reaction & Response

In a world too busy to care,

Too hurried and impatient

All must happen fast

Every thing must move quickly

Speed is a part of life

And life is lived on the fast lanes

However hurried reaction

Is considered unwise

Compared to the calmness of response.

Yet the truth is …

Between the active and passive


Exists a space to balance


Between reaction to response


Exists a pause for reflection

With reference to the choice of voice


Both have significance of their own


In the right situations & context


That can make all the difference.

Savvy


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On Empathy

Life Skills: Empathy Education


Life with all its complexities and contrasts creates a necessity to chalk out ways to make young impressionable minds better equipped to handle its exigencies. Holistic education is so much about grounding in connectedness as much as it is about intuitive understanding that, harmony in the mind body connection is a way of life and living.

An education in empathic behavior becomes paramount in a materialistic world. A lot of misconception about empathy needs clarification.

Empathy is seeing with another, listening to another acknowledging them as they are, in a nonjudgmental space and being with another sensing the feelings and caring to reach out with support through words action and deeds …

Empathy can be sensed in a touch a nod or a smile or in the simplicity of silence, doing nothing but just being there ….

Empathy is a sharing, a feeling, a bonding, a being, a seeing, a sensing, a trusting and believing in hope, in faith, in life and grace.

Empathy is about caring, as a way of being. Empathy is not always about bearing the suffering and sensing another’s pain or being in a state of sorrow or pain. There can arise great empathy when dancing together or in a classroom environment where the teacher feels one with the student’s frame of mind and speaks to address that … or hearing or performing a song or play together with unbridled sense of bonding and enthusiasm. This empathy can be reflected time and time again in striving to consciously stay aware of the mutually creative fulfillment it brings to our lives. Positive benefits of empathy can become a mirror to gradually inducing greater empathic behavior in our lives towards ourselves and others.

Our movements have the power to change our moods, as much as our thoughts can bring a change in our way of being. It doesn’t matter who believes in your empathic way of life, what matters is you believe in it yourself. And that is the first step in making a positive difference. When there is an empathy in action, it is mirrored in our minds to create, generate loving and caring thoughts as a response to the action.

Every empathic thought finds its way into expression thoughts words or deeds creatively. With increasing empathic thought and action there is unknowingly a connectedness, valuing the interdependence in this web of life and living as a way of being.

Savvy

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Universal Oneness

Nature of Creation

We are nature

And nature is in us

We cannot exist independently

The spirit and soul, in each of us

Knows a thousand lifetimes & more

We live parallel lives in the eons of time

Our cells know the truth of being

As they are created and degenerated

Making way for more to manifest

Such is the cosmic resonance in us

Like stars & galaxies betwixt & beyond

We evolve in the Universal oneness.

Savvy


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Truth of you!

Energy matters!

Feed the soul with love
Fire the spirit with enthusiasm
For the body never lies!
Savvy


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On Giving

Give with all of your heart 

 whenever and wherever you can 

Because you truly can.

Receive by expressing the value 

In  heartfelt appreciation

 of what you have got 

Because it truly matters.

 For then in the giving and receiving 

 Is established a full circle 

of a contented connection.

And that will pave the path of grace

For more to follow along.

When you give heartfully, forget about it.When you receive gratefully, remember it.  Savvy


Give generously without any expectation.

Receive generously in true appreciation.

Both are the core of human nature in action.

And all is well in the circle of interconnection.

Savvy


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Every Now Matters

Every now well lived

Paves the way for more.

Every moment is a juggle

Between past and the future

The challenge is the experience

Or the expectations of it.

It’s a little slice of our life

We hold in this now

Let’s choose to make the best

Of the moment at hand.

Savvy


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The Secret To Thriving 

The secret to thriving in life and living  
Is in nurturing the very qualities
That creates wellbeing
In ourselves and around us
Generating goodwill

Strengthens the interconnections
Helping create a more resilient world
Empowered in empathetic humanity
Than just the survival of the fittest.

Savvy