Savvy Raj

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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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Poets & Planning

My friend Ali Anani from Jordan proposed an interesting question last evening.

“As a poet dear Savvy I just wonder how much do you trust planning?”

Here are my musings…

Poets and Planning

A poet has a lot of structuring to do…
The poet steps out of the box
Knowing only too well that thoughts needs to align in time.
Without trust in the divine plan there is no way the poet can create.
And without a plan that visualizes the bigger picture as much as the little details, the verse will not make sense.
So poets and planning have much to do in trustfulness.

Now speaking personally,
Spontaneity seems to surge
In the throes of a thoughwave.
Yet much is happens in following the flow.
Synergies are sensed
In the amalgamation and associations.
Of thoughts into verses.

As words then fill the void spaces
Making meaning out of matter.
Spontaneity too then is preordained in the divine plan
And poets are simply messengers
Enriching thoughts in a meter of sorts.
To make the ordinary words come alive!

Savvy


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Wisdom of Moderation


Mastering emotions
Begins with acknowledging
Emotions in the sensing
Being mindfully aware
Being in tune with your body
Enough to know when to pause
To relax and let go the unnecessary.
Pushing  too far will only break you.
There is much wisdom in moderation
Practice affirmations consistently
And think in pluses & possibilities
Be expansive and learn some more
For there is always  more to discover.

Savvy


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Care to join the 1% Club?

Hold The Door Open

HTDO

Mathews, a hotshot sales manager, on a Sunday evening, was in the parking lot of a shopping mall. The parking lot was packed. Cars were crawling with anxious drivers looking for that one vacant slot. Mathews, sharp and aggressive as he was known to be, spotted a vacant space ahead and quickly zoomed in. He could see another car trying to reverse into the same slot, but Mathews was determined to beat the other man to it. And he did! Mathews felt jubilant – as we all sometimes do with life’s little victories. The old man driving the car was disappointed. He looked Mathews in the eye and continued his search for another parking slot.

Two days later, Mathews was preparing for one of the biggest moments of his career. He was close to winning a big contract for his company. And all that was left now was the formal handshake meeting with the client’s CEO. As Mathews walked into the client’s office and saw the CEO, he felt a sudden sense of discomfort. Yes, it was the same man from whom he had snatched the parking slot on Sunday. And you can guess what happened thereafter. Alas! If only Mathews had grown up with the HTDO habit!

So whats HTDO?

It has probably happened to you before. As you walk towards the door of an office, or a hotel, the person walking in front holds the door open for you. Remember how good it made you feel – if only for that moment.

Isn’t it surprising that although we all feel good when someone holds the door open for us, we seldom do the same for other? How come?

It’s probably because we are all preoccupied with ourselves and obsessed with getting ahead. Here, then, is a life-changing lesson they don’t teach you in any B school – ‘Hold The Door Open’.

The world can be divided into two types of people. Those who push open a door, walk through and let it slam behind them. That’s the 99% of the population. And there’s the 1% who hold it open to allow the next person to walk through. Learn to do that, and you too could join the select 1% club. HTDO doesn’t merely make other people feel good. It makes you feel good too. HTDO translates into a behaviour of helping and caring.

Winning in life is less about naked ambition and more about helping other people win.

Someone once said, “It’s nice to be important. But it’s more important to be nice”

Make a beginning. Hold The Door Open.😊👍🏼

I loved reading this inspiring forward so much that I simply wanted to share.

If there is any of you who would like to share their stories of holding the door open pls feel free to do so.


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The Gamechangers

For a manager in today’s world  the gamechanger here is  a set of new perspectives that can help in excellence on the job .

Embrace  technology  to stay updated.
Be efficient to be effective. Do things faster and work smarter.

Work with Integrity and command respect than demand  it.

Listen actively and  respond promptly  without delays.

Manage time well use management tools onder promise and over deliver consistently.

Be professional  in your behavior and approach work with a positive  mindset  no matter how the day pans out

Make yourself  indispensable
Do things others cannot do or won’t do…

Quantify by using  metrics  to analyze or to present your contributions.

Align with your buisness. Understand and work in tandem with the vision and mission of the company.


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On Potential

Focus on your strengths

Empower yourself

To find your potential

And be the best version of you!

Savvy


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Subtlety Of Consciousness

All matter is energy 
And we are unique speckles of vibrations.
All resonating in the universality of life and living.
Trust you matter, more than you know 
Believe you can and are making a difference 
As you connect deeply in the universal flow 
Tune in to reflect the truth of your being.
 
Every word every deed 
Every step every move 
Impacts the larger whole 
Just as much as the world around you.
So start with who and what is around you 
Sense your intuitive self talking to you 
Telling much in all its subtlety.
Trust it, for it is abound
With the strength of the subtle energies.
Resonate joy, abundance, balance
Resonate love ,harmony and peace
For you have the power to transform your world

Savvy 


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Change is the only constant

We are all part of change

Speak of

Changing brains and body

Changing minds and hearts

Changing needs and wants

Processing change…


Is about letting in and letting  go
There is a sense of giving and receiving
A sense of gain and a sense of  loss


In acknowledgement and acceptance
Of the course of nature
In the circle of life


Our body intelligence
Helps in evolving  the self awareness
To  be adaptive and amenable to change


For change is the only constant

Savvy


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Artistry



To a true artist
The medium is immaterial
Everything  is association
The elements converge
Every thing connects
Subtlety emerges distinctly
Dancing to the winds of change

Inner motivation leads the way
To find meaningful expressions
In the myriad manifestations
Even in the seemingly banal existence
Creativity sparks from everywhere.
Such is state of fractal flow
Of Art & Artistry.

But then is there a true or fake artist?
For beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
And possibilities of creativity infinite
Art is a moment of reckoning
Of acknowledgement and appreciation
Evoking critical responses & feedbacks
In support or diversity of emotions
Forming  new patterns in the experiences
Invoking the spirit of creation
Once more…
Savvy


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Change Management

Life presents new paths at every turn

Every now has new learnings.

The trick is to be present in this moment

To understand the evolving perspectives

To be one with the changes that manifests

Be present Be adaptable Be receptive!

Savvy


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Gratitude

GRATITUDE:

Is an awareness of potential flow
Is an acceptance of the almighty
Is is a conscious awakening of the heart
Is is an expression in thankfulness.

The abilty to’ Sense the Blessing in the moments’ is a reflection of a grateful soul.

Savvy


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Cherish The Gift

Cherish the gift of movement…

Isn’t it wonderful to be able to dance…. to tell your body what you want it to do?

If you are a dancer respect the gift of dance in you .

Even if you are not a trained dancer, acknowledge the ability of expressions and respect the beauty of movements in them .

After all we have a beating heart ….We are all gifted with movements . Let’s cherish the gifts of both the movements and moments in time.

Savvy


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You Are Enough

When you care

To do your best

When you love

What you do

You will know

In your heart

You are enough

For you!

Savvy


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Take what you need!

Take what you need…

Love and hope to bridge the divide
Faith and patience to move beyond
Courage and understanding to dare
Peace and passion to create some more
Healing and strength to help yourself
Beauty and freedom to enjoy this now!
Take what you need
But always remember…
Wiser to take that which we feel we really need this moment and maintain the state of positive abundance for others too.
After all there is so much good within all already!
So simply take what you really need.

Savvy