Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Cells and us!

Cells and us!

Irony of our times
In the name of connection
We are truly disconnected
We are celled to our phones
Caught hook line and sinker…
Glued to a metal contraption
That’s overtaking our lives
Living in a imaginary world
We are feeding on bytes
While reality bites
Haven’t we taken
A bite of more than we can chew?
Savvy

Here is an animation by Steve Cutts …that brings forth the stark truth of our times.

https://youtu.be/wUW1wjlKvmY

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The truth of it all!

Sifting through layers of life

To arrive at the truth of it all.

You have to pass through many stages.

There will be the lure of enticements

There will be the spell of bewitchments

There will be beguiling colours

That seem to hold your senses in rapture.

But if you truly wish to witness

The truth amidst the facades

You will notice the simplest clues

That were always there right before you

Just that you never noticed

Like as often truth is taken for granted

In the arresting sights that enthrall.

Choose to see beyond the facades

You will touch base with the truth of it all.

Savvy

Interestingly the thoughts that resulted in this post came from mangoes actually. As my thoughts were on how we as consumers are sold chemically ripened fruits like mangoes and bananas rampantly.

Here is simple way I came across to test chemically ripened mangoes which I also tried at home … Just take a large bowl of water and try to immerse the mangoes in it. Watch what happens…

Apparently only the chemically ripened mangoes float in water and the others rest at the bottom .

The bigger mango is floating and the smaller one is resting at the bottom.

Trying to understand a little more I chanced upon this clip below.

This is a great link share on the same subject. Of sifting through the fakes!!!

Watch “How to find out- Organic Mangoes vs chemical treated Mangoes” on YouTube

We are sadly in a world without ethical practices in businesses. We need to find ways to sustain our world . It begins with each of us. As each step to change for better and find solutions starts with understanding the issues up close.

If any of you have experiences or tips on how to find out the artificially ripened fruits do care to share.

Hope it helps to spread awareness.

Savvy


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Dances Of Nature

Dance is the innate nature of Creation. Nature is dancing all around us…

Rain is the dance of the clouds

Flowing is the dance of the water

Waves are the dance of the ocean

Melting is the dance of the ice.

Breeze is the dance of the wind.

Swaying is the dance of the trees

Blooming is the dance of the flowers

Sprouting is the dance of the seed.

Flickering flames,the dance of the fire

Murmuring, the dance of the birds

Dunes are the dance of the desert

Twinkling stars are the dance of the sky.

Thoughts are the dance of the mind

Actions are the dance of the body

Atoms are the dance of space

Evolution is the dance of life.

A dancing heart enlivens us to fine-tune with our surroundings , adding joy, self confidence and positivity!

My humble tribute to the dancing spirit of my lovely, lively daughter with a heart filled with the dance of Love. 💃🏻💃🏻💐❤😘😍

Anjana

Few days ago on International Dance day… I received this beautiful poem by my dear mother.

Sharing the few verses above penned by her and her words to me as well.

It truly made my day!🙏

Savvy


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Why I write 

I write when I am charged with an idea, an inspiration. Or perhaps when there is nothing else to do.

I write to balance my emotions whenever it needs equilibrium.
I write to flow with the moment with a thought that aligns as it calls on and emerges into a pattern in prose or verse.
I write to understand better when thoughts overpower…overstimulate the mind.
I write to let go of all that comes to my mind which I feel and hope can make a positive difference somewhere to someone reading me.
I write at times in deliberation too, to process and synthesize new understandings.
I write to unshackle from the many convictions I may unknowingly hold. As I write they break loose from restrictive spaces and help to align my thoughts in the sifting.
I write to express the bounties of life that I’m blessed to enjoy in gratitude.
I write to sense the bliss of being with all of me in the moment.

I write to radiate the positive intentions in hope & gratitude.

Simply put…
I write to express myself my way.
Savvy


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Bliss in the bless!

Mother…

Evolving in the learning

About the preciousness of being.

And of the wisdom emulating….

Providing and perfecting

Sharing and smiling

Soulfully nourishing

The art of practising

A lifetime of unconditional loving

Caring and Comforting

Selfless and Sacrificing

Eternally Hope giving

Healing and Hugs unending

Mother

Divinity in action ever so touching

Our

Bliss in the blessing.

PS: Sharing a poem I had dedicated to my dear mother ‘Anjana’

Happy Mother’s Day Mom & to all the Mothers the world over :))

Savvy


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Colour of emotions.

If emotions were tubes of colours
The way we paint every day
The way we live our lives
The way we think and express
Our own experiences in being.
Will be a riot on the canvas.

Envisioning in the seeing…
Flashes of brilliance in bright yellow
Of optimism and cheer
Sporadically surging joy and ecstasy.

Going green in connectedness
Contented lines flowing in trustful acceptance
Or moves markedly hesitant in fear and apprehension.
Arresting artistry of living life in loving kindness

Explosions of reds marking anger
Or in delusions of grandeur in aggression.
In ingenious masterstrokes in fits of rage
Of imagination running wild.

Colour of Purple in projecting pride.
Of passionate perseverance to detail
Or a certain aloofness in respectful reservation.
A sense of ascension and royalty.

Shades of blue in thoughtful flow and serenity
Or organic spaced out zenful zones
Of mindful movements in the making.

Yes there is an emotion in every colour
As colours are but tools of expression
Of the ever changing moods of man
How colorful is the spirit of our soul.

Every colour plays a significant role
Like in the wheel of colours
So are emotions that appear
In the wheel of life.
Each plays it’s part.
All matters to the whole.

Savvy


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And when the spinach leaves curl…

Every movement is a sign
That denotes something.
There is always a reason why
Nothing is just accidental.

My terrace garden plan
Started with growing a pot of spinach
While the first few weeks
There was a bountiful green…

As they grew some more
The foliage got a little dense.
It perhaps was overcrowded
It harboured a certain dampness…

Perhaps the spinach leaves curl
In lack of space to accommodate
In so doing they become vulnerable
To infestation in distress.

Any sign of curling
Is a contraction
For self protection
From the ravages in living life!

There is always remedy to heal
In going back to basics
In caring to correct the ways
In allowing space for growth.

Let there be space around
For the leaves to breathe in
Regulate the water intake
Harvest them at the right time.

Growing plants teaches many lessons
Worth applying in life and living.
The choice is ours to take
And choose to optimize in the changes.

Savvy

In continuation of the series

Lessons learned from the Three Pots