Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Life lessons

Translated from Tamil by my mother.

What is poison?

Teacher
When we have something more than our needs it becomes poison. It can be power, wealth, love, hatred or even hunger.

Fear?

When we do not accept impermanence it becomes fear.when we accept impermanence it becomes adventure.

Jealousy?

When we are not ready to accept the goodness of others it becomes jealousy. When we start accepting it becomes a motivational force.

Anger?

When we cannot bear things happening beyond our control it becomes anger. When we start accepting it becomes tolerance.

Hatred?

Not accepting others as they are turns into hatred. Unconditional acceptance becomes love.


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On Freedom & Independence

Today as all Indians celebrate 75  glorious years of Indian Independence…
Let us take an oath to value the ‘Dignity of life’ today and forevermore.


For every life deserves the ‘Dignity of Being’ with a freedom to be respected as they are , a freedom to be able to express, freedom to be valued and feel safe and secure, as every other life.

Happy Independence Day!

Savvy


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Acknowledge…

Musings on the Metaverse & More…

Acknowledge…


Betwixt and between
The you & I,
The us and the we,
Is a ocean of multiverses.
A tapestry of metaverses . Springing into existence
Creating connection
Beyond compare
Ingenious innovation
Reaching beyond the known
Forging ahead dimensions
Unfolding technology
With palpable sensations
Creating new possibilities
Exploring potential
Understanding elements
Of space, time and distance
Challenging norms
Quantifying needs & wants
Finding solutions
In a changing world
Simplifying complexities
In the realms of life & living.

Yet as this booming bubbles
Is it a catalyst of changes?
Some sensational and brilliant
Some scary & confounding
Simply know it’s on its way
And is here to stay
As our world will redefine
Life beyond existence…

Accept…
There is bound to be a boom
Colloidal chaos & confusion
In chasing an unreal world
And finding hope to live on
In the very illusions in making.

Know…
Everything life appears now
Is a momentary phenomenon. Of perceptions that deliver
The solutions for the soul.

Savvy


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On Optimism

Optimism

Musings on Positive Mindsetting and Optimism by my mother Anjana.

Love this piece by her.

Seeing the glass half full or half empty makes a lot of difference to your mind set. Positive thinking is not to ignore the negativities of
matters or situations. It is to see the options to overcome the obstacles in the best possible way. Seeing goodness and being positive reduces unnecessary stress and unwanted heaviness of heart. It lightens the mind, to a cheerful mood and to a healthy you.


Being positive does not erase the difficulties or seriousness of the problem. But when you look at the light out side the dark tunnel, finding ways to cross the darkness becomes easier. The severity of the dark cloud fades away when you have the bright Sun in your vision. A positive mind strengthens your will power to cope up in situations , reduces your stress level resulting in a healthier you, increases life span.


A positive mind can identify and filter the negative thoughts at its seed level and tries to steer away from it. Devoid of imaginary fears you can see problems at its reality with an optimistic mind. Approaching life, facing its realities with a positive attitude makes solutions easier. It gives you better resiliency over adversity, reduces depression, improves your immunity. When your mental strength is increased, it becomes easy to identify and manage challenges, to bring out best positive results.


A positive mind makes you more stronger, , more communicative, more people friendly, more humorous, & healthier. It makes you a better person to be with.
Always be positive, be happy, be healthy. Surround yourself with positive people.

Anjana


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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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On creativity

Creativity is innate potential.
Deeply entwined in humility
In every realisation of potential infinite
Creation manifests itself time and again.

Savvy


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On Affirmations

Let me

Begin the day…

Affirming  positive intentions

In  hope and goodwill

Keep the faith alive in trust and strength  of self belief

Think of health and happiness

Peace and prosperity

Joy & love

For one and all

In this whole wide world

May all of life thrive

In  this now and forever.

May we all…

Manifest goodwill

In abundance in thoughts words  and  deeds.

Savvy


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On Abundance

Allow life to manifest its infinite abundance.
Live life lovingly!
Savvy


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Crack of dawn

Where light shines forth
There is always a crack
That has given way
An opening  that allows…
Light to shine through.



From darkness of night
Emerges a new dawn
In hope and deliverance.
With potential & possibilities.
Sense the cracking of dawn.

Savvy


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Cos every day is fathers day!

On my Dad’s 80th Birthday…

To the man who taught me ….
To step up to this world with a smile in my heart .

To dance is to have no worries
To live is to be alive to this moment and most of all…
To care to waltz with life joyfully in Gratitude.

Happy Father’s Day Dearest Dad My Dance Guru… May I have this dance with you .?

Savvy


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Peace Matters

Peace Matters

Much more than anything else

For without it

Success has no meaning

True success is…

When the heart & mind

Knows peace within

Success becomes meaningful

Savvy


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UNI VERSE

We are whole and complete

As ourselves in every cell of being

Yet we need each other

To live with and help arrive

To the best of ones potential.

We thrive as social beings

Feeding on each òthers energy

And exploring synergies

For each of us …

Are not just a life

Existing in this world

We are the uni verse by ourselves.

Savvy


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On Balance

A story from Mahabharata

Once Arjuna asked Krishna-
Madhav.. What is this ‘successful life’?

Krishna took Arjuna to fly kites.
Arjuna was watching Krishna carefully flying a kite.

After a while Arjuna said-

Madhav.. Because of this thread, the kite is not able to move freely and upwards, should we break it? It will go higher.

Krishna broke the thread..

The kite went up a little more and then came down after waving and fell at a distant unknown place…

Then Krishna explained the philosophy of life to Arjuna.
Parth.. ‘The height we are at in life..
We often feel that certain things to which we are tied are preventing us from going higher; like :
-House-
-family-
-Dicipline-
-mother-father-
-master-and-
-Society-

And we want to be free from them…

In fact, these are the threads – which keep us at that height.

‘Without these threads we will go up once, but later we will have the same fate that happened to a kite without thread…’

“So, if you want to remain on the top in life, then never break your relationship with these threads.”

The height attained by successful balance of thread and kite-like attachment is called ‘successful life..”


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Travel Diaries

Musings on a flight from France Amsterdam

Onwards and upwards

Here I am traveling light

With heartfelt gratitude

In the giving and receiving

Sight of fresh colors of flowers

In clothes people are wearing

Is a sea change from the mostly black monotones

Sensing summer vibes in the air.

Remembering the romance of Parisian bylines

Hope the time forward is full of hope and possibilities

Looking forward to new experiences …

Every country has a unique culture

Tuning in to the collective personas

Like tasting the wine in every sip

Travel can be a truly an immersive experience.

All it needs is a willingness to travel & adapt to the changing scenarios

And a spirit of tolerance as much as the love for freedom.

Savvy