Savvy Raj

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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

Simplicity

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On Approval

A few musings on the need and necessity of approvals.

In your personal life…

What makes you seek approval

For things you can easily decide

What makes you ask another validation

For that which you are uncertain

Is it because you want acceptance

Someone to endorse & accredit

And may be sanction or even certify!

At work

Approvals can be great for efficiency

To build a structure in the processes

Yet they can create delays unwanted

And be the bane of daily operations

So fewer the levels, the better…

What do you think?

Do share your thoughts.

Savvy


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Simplicity of Profoundness

A very profound message. Felt like sharing this

Professor : You are a believer in God, aren’t you, son ?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?

Student : Absolutely, sir.

Professor : Is GOD good ?

Student : Sure.

Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?

Student : Yes.

Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent.)

Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Is satan good ?

Student : No.

Professor: Where does satan come from ?

Student : From … GOD …

Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?

Student : Yes.

Professor: So who created evil ?

(Student did not answer.)

Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, who created them ?

(Student had no answer.)

Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?

Student : No, sir.

Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?

Student : No , sir.

Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?

Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student : Yes.

Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.

Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Professor: Yes.

Student : And is there such a thing as cold?

Professor: Yes.

Student : No, sir. There isn’t.

(The lecture theater became very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.

(There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)

Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?

Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.

Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)

Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

(The class was in uproar.)

Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?

(The class broke out into laughter. )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

P.S.

I believe you have enjoyed the conversation.

By the way, that student was EINSTEIN.


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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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Thinking well.

Your thoughts matter

Every one of them.

What consumes your mind

Controls you

Master your mind

Than let your mind master you.

Think well!

Savvy


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Healing Moves

Wisdom of Moderation

‘My first intentional practice of Tai Chi began years ago on a rainy day in the month of June. The sweet cadence of the rain in all it’s rhythmic glory, the cleansing nature of the rain was just as wonderfully comforting as much as the experience of Tai Chi, with its movement in stillness and the stillness of its movements.

 As I tried to move in unison with breath and learned to direct the momentum for the movements from the central core of the body to the outward, I could draw the parallels of the simple yet profound principles of Tai chi giving a lifetime’s guidance.

A life lived in the middle path gives one equanimity to see beyond the obvious. To envision the duality of existence enough to understand joy and sorrow, are not something eternal. Life becomes simple and just as easy to live as we make it , letting go of excesses of any kind, which ultimately works towards healing oneself from within.

It only adds to the fact that this moderation makes you want to work at building progressively, instead of  pushing the boundaries and stretching beyond your abilities to the point of probably injuring yourself and giving up altogether.

The rain’s rhythmic tapping on my open window sill, the occasional bursts of cool breeze surrounding me now and then was in tune with my learning to release and melt away the accumulated stresses through conscious gentle outward movements . I felt a few varied sensations coming to me vying for attention, but as soon as my focus returned to simply witness the flow of breath in the movements the very same sensations completely vanished.

It was so peaceful to end the practice with breath awareness and mindful movements that I must add that like everything else in life, Tai Chi must be ideally learned under the guidance of a good teacher to experience the gamut of life enriching experiences it surely has to offer.

As I completed my  practice for the moment , suddenly there was thunder and lightning  signifying the release of feel good endorphins and hopefully parting with some of the tensions within me. This is after all the essence of Tai chi , to be one with Nature and learn to nurture it .

  A humble dedication to Tai Chi form and the powers of the supreme in and around us. 

Savvy Raj


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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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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


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Heart of Peace

Cultivating inner peace

Begins with the awareness

Of your own breath

Just for a moment

Take a pause and reflect

On the inhaled breath

You cannot hold it much longer

You have to let it go

Likewise to this

Think of all the conflicts

Of the storms raging within you

Think of burdens weighing you down

How long do you choose to carry them.

You have to let it go, one day or another

Why not now, and live free

Sensing the lightness of being.

You have One life one heart.

Choose to live life with heartfelt peace.

Savvy


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All is well.

We are living  in a world  rushed for time. People hurry and scurry through the day.

What we see in others is a part of us too reflected through them, when we are accepting of that part and able to respect it just as much as ourselves , we create all that we need to see at that moment .

Some very basic humane abilities are necessary in our journey in life.

To listen to understand, to connect, to acknowledge, to emphasize, to sense gratitude, to share happiness, and care for another as much as for ourselves.

Much of the world’s issues may find solace & resolutions in simply caring  to be present in the moment.

In these abilities lies the truth of nature in its magnanimity and abundance in every moment.

And All is truly well.

Savvy

To emp


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Wonder of you!

Wonder of you!
Loved this share that came way and felt it had to reshared….many times over.:))

So much hope in those wonderful words.

You are a part of this wonderous world

You are creation at it’s most exquisite best

Magnificent as the mountains

Expansive as the oceans

You are filled with unending hope

You are limitless in potential

For you come from infinite abundance

Such is the truth of you.

Savvy


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Seeds of Positivity

Steer your thoughts

Every thought matters

Be the master of this moment

Be mindful of this now

Every positive thought seeded

Paves the way for more…

Seeds of Positivity

Think well

And feel better.

Savvy


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Every thought matters

Think well

It has the power

To change things

For the better

So care to think well

Make yourself feel good

And the world feels better!

Savvy


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Flow…

Sharing one from my series of Circular Artworks painting today and a very powerful poem by Rumi.

I feel somehow it connects with this poem…

Flow : Textured Artwork by Savvy Raj

“There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street
and being the noise.

Drink all your passion and be a disgrace.
Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
Open your hands if you want to be held.

Consider what you have been doing.
Why do you stay
with such a mean-spirited and dangerous partner?

For the security of having food. Admit it.
Here is a better arrangement.
Give up this life, and get a hundred new lives.

Sit down in this circle.

Quit acting like a wolf,
and feel the shepherd’s love filling you.

At night, your beloved wanders.
Do not take painkillers.

Tonight, no consolations.
And do not eat.

Close your mouth against food.
Taste the lover’s mouth in yours.

You moan, But she left me. He left me.
Twenty more will come.

Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought.

Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.

Flow down and down
in always widening rings of being.”
– Rumi