Savvy Raj

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A Sufi Tale

A Sufi Tale:
A merchant from Baghdad entered a Sufi’s shop, which had essence jars on the shelves.
Marveling at the beauty of the place, he asked, “Sir, what is sold here?”
The Sufi replied, “The gifts of God”.

The merchant was surprised with the answer, & asked, “And how much do they cost?”
“Nothing, here all is for free”, said the Sufi, observing carefully, that the traveller could see the labels: “Jugs of Love”; “Jars of Faith”; “Packages of Hope”.

The merchant said, “A big jug of love, all the packages of hope & three jars of faith for me, my friends & my family”.

The Sufi carefully prepared the order & handed him a small box.
Surprised, the merchant exclaimed, “But, but…. how can everything I have asked for, be in this tiny box?”

Smiling, the Sufi replied, “In God’s store, we do not sell fruits, only seeds. You have to sow them.
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Finding Time

Ultimately it all about finding time

For a…

A little laughter to keep you light

A little kindness along the way

A little walk for your good health

A little whiff of fragrance divine

A little tune to hum through the day

A little step to carry it through

A little tap down the memory lane

All to align you to your happiest self

Savvy


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Simplify Life

Simple can be profoundly impactful


For in the very complexity of the matter


Resides clarity of the simplicity.


Simplifying the truth of purpose


In easily understandable ways.

Simplify thoughts, simplify life.:))

Savvy


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Notice the Good

Sometimes the simple act of noticing  something  good  can make all the difference…

Trust there is always  more

Than what your eyes can see

In the sensing and the knowing

The yet undiscovered good manifests

Right before you for you to notice.

Savvy


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Envisioning

When you begin to see the good

Life begins to feel good

What seems difficult is easier to bear

The burden seems to ease

As the way you perceive

Changes the equation

Colours seems to shine better

Moments begin to matter

Life seems to be more enjoyable

And every day begins & end better.

Keep seeing and sharing the good

There is so much of it after all!

Savvy


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Life & Living

Whenever I come across a heart touching action, or a prose ,a poem or quote I will be sharing it here in this series…

Some people make the world a better place by their thoughts words and deeds…

Some people, tell it like it is without mincing anything

And the truth in all its profound simplicity tugs your heartstrings…

Beautiful words
Written by
Sophia Loren (Actress)…

_” When I got enough confidence, the stage was gone….. When I was sure of Losing, I won……. When I needed People the most, they Left me……. When I learnt to dry my Tears, I found a shoulder to Cry on…… When I mastered the Skill of Hating, Someone started Loving me from the core of the Heart…… And, while waiting for Light for Hours when I fell asleep, the Sun came out….. That’s LIFE!! No matter what you Plan, you never know what Life has Planned for you…… Success introduces you to the World……. But Failure introduces the World to you……. ……Always be Happy!! Often when we lose Hope and think this is the end… God smiles from above and says, “Relax Sweetheart; It’s just a Bend, not the End..!”_

Worthy reminder indeed!

Worth taking a moment to be inspired by the truth of life and living in her words.

Here is another recent share about her …
Sophia Loren is returning to cinema after an 11-year absence. Loren, 86 stars in upcoming Netflix drama The Life Ahead, which is directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti.
At age 83, Oscar winner, Sophia Loren remains the epitome of la Dolce Vita and glamour. Although recognized as one of the most beautiful woman in the world, the Italian Icon is equivalently known as the woman who dared to challenge traditional conventions of beauty in the 1950’s.

Every life has a unique story

Every living has a unique pathway

Savvy


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When heart speaks the world hums along…

Positively speaking.

Whether it is today, in these times of uncertainty or other… a positive approach to life and living is deeply rewarding.

This is indeed wonderful as an attitude to cultivate towards living life. Being positively enriching & encouraging is truly the best way to help make a difference.

But the trick is in fine balancing the emotions that manifest along the way.

Embodied Practice of Empathy

When you practice sharing positive vibes consistently, you are putting a lot of hope and faith out in the world.

Yet you need to be empathic to yourself, care to understand your own emotions as well, by accepting and acknowledging them, without getting embroiled in them .

Make sure to acknowledge what is happening with your own life.

Speak from the heart.

All that is happening in the world today can be disheartening . So when you are out, sharing positive vibes make sure that you are internalizing them too. Sustaining a spirit of hopefulness is the key driver for a positive mindset . The world needs doses of positive attitude in thoughts words and deeds.

Authenticity of Attitude.

Making sure to feel from your own heart before you share these words of hope is a worthy practice to adopt.

Whatever said or written,words are mere words But when you begin to respect and respond to the emotions sensed in the feelings that arise you begin to see the world in its most vulnerable state.

When heart speaks the world hums along…

Savvy


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Purpose of being

There is always a reason

Nothing  is accidental

There is always purpose of being.

Let the purpose become bigger

At every step of the way

Remember you are creating ripples

That are expanding your purpose

Of living , of being who you are.

As you are meant to be.

In the infinite abundance of being.

Savvy


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Miracle of life

Every move we make

In acknowledgement

Of the infinite truths of life.

Of the abundance of nature.

Every step we take in harmony

In conscious awareness

Of the interconnections

Of the nature of our being.

If we only care to remember

How intrinsically intertwined

Is every life to another.

Such is the miracle of every life

Every sign , sound, symbol & shape

Every part of nature has a reason to be.

Interrelated in the river of time.

Envision potential in expansiveness

Of possibilities in inclusiveness.

Recognize the awe & wonder of life.

The miracle of every manifestation.

Savvy


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Life & living

"In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived How well we have loved How well we have learned to let go” Jack Kornfield


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Loving kindness

No amounts of words we simply hear can help heal the world …

As much as even just a pair of helping hands from a loving heart in harmony.

Savvy


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Finding faces

This picture was shared on social media…

Can you see a face in the lake ?🙂

Here are some more faces

How many faces can you see now?

Feel free to trace some more…

Pareidolia (/ˌpæriˈdliə/,[1] US also /ˌpærˈ-/[2]) is the tendency for perception to impose a meaningful interpretation on a nebulous visual stimulus (so that one sees an object, pattern or meaning where in fact there is none).

Ref Wiki
Seeing familiar objects or patterns in otherwise random or unrelated objects or patterns is called pareidolia. It’s a form of apophenia, which is a more general term for the human tendency to seek patterns in random information.
Face pareidolia seems to be a universal phenomenon.

Finding faces in the most unexpected places, may have an evolutionary angle of a need to seek familiarity in the wake of the unknown, for a psychological safety.
Or finding faces in the bonnet of a car that makes it look more fun, friendly & smiling.

Maybe piecing the possibilities together to make sense is an illustration in the illusion…
Whatever the case creativity of the human mind is infinite in its potential to conjure up endless possibilities out of practically nothing concrete.

In the ability to create abstract associations to integrate and create and merge a more meaningful interpretation for ourselves,makes it an art of limitless possibilities.

Savvy


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Soulful Words

Your positive affirmations & intentions

Towards the way you want to be

Your sincere promises and prayers

Says it all, for they are the pathways

Towards creating the life moments

Worth living for!

Becoming trust rocks of resilience

In the stormy phases of life and living.

Where life can seem unbearable.

Bridging through in hope & faith in fortitude.

Such is the strength of the soulful words

That you tell yourself.

Every narrative matters!

Savvy


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A reason to be

A short post and photograph caught my eye and I was drawn to pen a few words.
https://wp.me/p7CppQ-Cc
Thank you Mark Bierman for the wonderful  inspiration.

Life is what we see and make of it.

Life creates something out of nothing

And everything out of something.

The illusions in the envisioning


Are but reflections in the making


Of what is visible, so as to matter


To the purpose of the life within.

Charlie or you or me are as visible


As the sun, the sea or the stars


Partially seen and understood


In the giant plan

Each have an untold story


Each matter in their own way


Each have a reason to be


To each their own.

Savvy


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Love is the way!

Love is the way
For all of us
As each of us matters
Somehow  somewhere
We are all connected
In the infinite plan
And each of us
Need to become responsible
To make a meaningful  difference
For life to thrive than just survive
We need to be respectful
Towards each other
To gain & sustain the trust & faith
That makes the world
A better place to live in
For all of us
Love is the way!

Savvy