Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Breakthrough!

ImageCredit to unknown photographer

Strength in the grounding

Here is a truly powerful image

Speaking volumes without a word.

Depicting the power of nature

Breaking through a rock…

Life cannot be undermined

It finds a way to flourish

Nature has a way of nurturing itself

To survive against all odds.

The strength of the spirit

The intention of the soul

Courses through its veins

Until it finds a path to grow

Rooting itself steadfastly

Its grounding is its strength

Nourishing the life

To stay centered .

And grow it does and how…

Spring through summer

Come rain or shine

No autumn can last too long …

As that seemingly leafless tree

Springs forth a hopeful bloom

Sharing the fruits of life and living.

As the seasons change….

Breakthrough are a way of being

Course correcting itself no matter

Finding its bearing in full bloom

Nature is meant to thrive!

Savvy


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On Gratitude

Life is a reflection of our way of living.

The attitudes, the thoughts we carry

The nature of our deeds

All is deeply significant to our states of being.

In depth of gratitude arises acknowledgement

Everything that is, has a reason

Nothing is accidental

In deep gratitude, there is clarity

Clearing the debris of uncertainty

Crystallizing the dimensions in-between

Every once in a while

Partaking in the profoundness of wisdom garnered

Beyond the apparitions

Illusions in the making

And the reality in the reflections

Flowing along in this river of time.

Savvy


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Celebrate Yourself

Happiness is a state of being

The simple act of acknowledgement

Even in our little wins…

With a heart felt smile , a self hug,

All can create a positive impact

On our state of being.

Remember to celebrate yourself

You can change the way you feel

Make yourself available to you

Your life is a precious gift

Acknowledge, & Celebrate yourself.

Savvy


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Let go… let flow…

For u may come and go

Through many lifecycles

To sense the truth of the being

Every life has a reason to be

Unshackle the bounds of being.

And bond beyond the bounding.

Evolve to Dissolve, Disolve to evolve

Such is the dance of the spirit & soul

To become nothing and be everything….

Let go, let flow

Be present in the journey

Of many lifetimes

Until your delve into the purpose

Of life and living

So let go let flow …

To just be…

Savvy


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Tommorow’s World

The world we see today

Is changing rapidly

New norms are setting in

We are in a state of flux

From fighting pandemic

To accepting lockdowns

As a way of being

People starved of socialization

Are appeased by bytes of reality

We are attuning ourselves

To being masked at all times

Practicing distancing and being indoors.

But life goes on no matter what

Sensitizing us to new ways of living

What matters most then is

Is that here we are, inspite of it all

We learn to align with ourselves

Moving with care and compassion

From here on empathy guides

Leading us to knowing ourselves.

This is the truth for us all

Of tommorow’s world.

Savvy


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You have the answers

To every question that arises

To every puzzle that confronts you.

Know you are entrusted with answers…

Deeply embedded with in you.

Simply trust in the knowing

It will deliver you the way.

The pathways will reveal itself

All in the right time and place.

All you need is trust in yourself …

And the courage to follow through.

But remember you have all the answers.

Savvy


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Together we stand

This lovely picture above by award winning photographer, Steve McCurry, of National Geographic fame, tells a story. Steve was passing through the Rajasthan, India desert by taxi, when he was caught in a furious dust storm. This is when he spotted a group of women in a huddle trying to brave its fury. The only way they could protect themselves was by taking support of one another. It had not rained in the region for 13 years and a dust storm like this forebode coming rains. While life hung precariously in this devastating storm, together they not only could fight it, but even sang happily on the prospect of possible rains. What better metaphor to show that women have the inherent strength and resilience to literally brave any storm and also at the same time rejoice on the positive side of even the most hostile situation. Together we stand. .. !!!

I came across this striking picture and story on Social Media and I just felt like sharing this today.


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All A Matter Of Attitude

Positives in Negatives

A young woman was sitting at her dining table, worried about taxes to be paid, house-work to be done and to top it all, her extended family was coming over for festival lunch the next day. She was not feeling very thankful at that time.
As she turned her gaze sideways, she noticed her young daughter scribbling furiously into her notebook.
“My teacher asked us to write a paragraph on “Negative Thanks giving” for homework today,” said the daughter.
“She asked us to write down things that we are thankful for, things that make us feel not so good in the beginning, but turn out to be good after all.”
With curiosity, the mother peeked into the book. This is what her daughter wrote:
“I’m thankful for Final Exams, because that means school is almost over.
I’m thankful for bad-tasting medicine, because it helps me feel better.
I’m thankful for waking up to alarm clocks, because it means I’m still alive.”

It then dawned on the mother, that she had a lot of things to be thankful for!
She thought again…
She had to pay taxes but that meant she was fortunate to be employed.
She had house-work to do but that meant she had a shelter to live in.
She had to cook for her many family members for lunch but that meant she had a family with whom she could celebrate.

We generally complain about the negative things in life but we fail to look at the positive side of it.
Yes there is a positive in every negative .
What is the positive in your negatives? Look at the better part of life today and make everyday a great day.

Good Day 🌻
Be safe😷


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Illusions in the Reflections

Reflections in the stillness

On a patch of water

Reflections of sunlight

On a passing cloud

Reflecting colours

We humans have named…

The truth of clarity

Is the freedom in the uncertain

What seems to be, may not be

What is, may be not

What is apparent, may be invisible

What is assumption, may become a contradiction

Or simply delusions of our own imagination.

Or simply a clarity of illusions in the reflections.

Savvy

Was watching the reflections of sunlight dancing on this patch of water on the window sill of my terrace one evening. I was mesmerized by the fleeting cloud it had captured and its amazing colours that held my fancy for a long while…

Savvy Raj


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Wisdom of Being

So much wisdom in these two lines.

Speaking and listening is an elegant dance of words

As you hear more you are learning

And as you speak you are expressing

The power of what mere words can do

At the right time said in the right tone

To the right audience in all its simplicity of delivery

As much as in the profoundness of understanding

Taking time to understand

What matters before you speak

Taking time to know whom to say what

All is a dance, in the wisdom in the being

Savvy


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Live life lovingly!

Do you need something to happen

To be happy?

Does someone have to make you smile?

Do you need something to be done by another to feel joyous

Do you want others to impress upon you for you to be cheerful?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions …

Do you care to motivate another to be happy?

How many times have you smiled for another?

Motivation to be happy works best when its intrinsic.

Yes you have this life you are living

Make sure to make your moments happy 😊

Yes everyday is different

Life is not perhaps easy for any of us.

Sometimes the night is long

And light shines a little later than you may want it to

But know there is always a day after the night…

And light is meant to shine on your path once again.

Be happy with yourself first!

For your happiness is all around you!

Trust yourself and your life to live!

And live life lovingly!

Savvy


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Boundless bond

On the brink…

The world is going through a severe crisis
Anyone could be the next victim of the virus
It knows not man made differences
Of caste color creed race or religion.

The edge of reason

This is a time of uncertainty
Relationships old and new are on trial being tested in every way.
The need of the hour is to exercise caution, care, and spread hope and positivity
Yet there is still hatred, excess self indulgences all across the world.
There is still emotional mental and physical abuse in relationships…

Caught in the knot…

Caught in the knot is often the feeling for many
Where there is no trustful bond but just a feeling of being bound.

But yet tomorrow is another day…

Boundless bond…

May the love we have surmount the hate
May the good prevail over evil
May the light shine over the darkness of the mind
May we stay healthy and happy in our every now.
May we understand the power of words and spread them with care.

Soulful sensing…

What we have today we must cherish…

For a tomorrow that we build with love

For when we begin to see with our souls…

Our perceptions can alter, re-creating bonds beyond feeling bound.

Savvy


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On Compassion

Compassion is all about acceptance

It is inclusiveness in expansiveness

It is acknowledgement in patience.

Its not just a virtue.

It is about being kind to all beings.

It is about consistency of practice

It is heartfelt embodied action.

Such is soul of compassion.

Savvy


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A Graceful Life

A grateful life is full of grace.

What is Grace to you ?

Do you want to live with grace

Life is full of grace

But we need to be ready to have it

In own ways and attitude

We need to attract grace

To stay with us and not leave

All through our lives

With all of our hearts…

For that would be bliss of a bless.

Savvy


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BREATH

I noticed a child monk—he can’t have been more than ten years old—teaching a group of five-year-olds. He had a great aura about him, the poise and confidence of an adult.

“What are you doing?” I asked.

“We just taught their first class ever,” he said, then asked me, “What did you learn in your first day of school?”

“I started to learn the alphabet and numbers. What did they learn?”

“The first thing we teach them is how to breathe.”

“Why?” I asked.

“Because the only thing that stays with you from the moment you’re born until the moment you die is your breath. All your friends, your family, the country you live in, all of that can change. The one thing that stays with you is your breath.”

This ten-year-old monk added, “When you get stressed—what changes? Your breath. When you get angry—what changes? Your breath. We experience every emotion with the change of the breath. When you learn to navigate and manage your breath, you can navigate any situation in life.”

🌹Inhale the beauty….
Exhale with Gratitude 😇