Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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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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Pathway to Sanity

Life can challenge us in the living

Each moment can throw us into a maze

That we need to go figure for ourselves 

Personally speaking…

I turn to self reflection and solitude  walking in contemplative introspection, when I need to rebalance  and align myself , as in doing so I am able to understand and reconsider how difficult it has been, given the circumstances and I comfort myself by acknowledging that I have done my best.

I am grateful for this ability to write  and paint my heart away, and express myself through arts, just as much as being kinder and compassionate with myself.  For in every such moment,  I am learning  to be a better me.

I also find great solace in meditative movements and soulful dancing that help me bounce back to normalcy.

In difficult times what keeps you sane?

Savvy


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Dance of Nature


There is dance

In every leaf and flower

In every bud and bloom

In every twig and tree

In every turn and twist

Of nature’s creation.

There is the grace of uniqueness

Of wisdom beyond compare

All knowing, all pervading

To this Omnipresence …
I bow in Gratitude to this Grace.🙏

Savvy


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Soulspace

Have you found your soulspace?

Seek and you will find in you…

A space of calmness

Enveloping you with peace

Of knowing, all is well.

Where you are aligned to your being

Without worrying unnecessarily

You will realize for yourself

A space to rejuvenate your senses

A space in equilibrium & equanimity

That makes you free to be!

Savvy


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The Gifts

In giving is a grace of hopefulness

In receiving is a respect in Gratitude.

In giving is a trust in abundance

In receiving is an acknowledgement.

Every giving and every receiving is a gift of life.

Both are beautiful beyond compare in the grace of the action and response.


To be able to give without wanting
To be able receive without  greed
Makes these gifts meaningful.


Grateful for these gifts of life.

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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Amazing nature

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle

Nature never ceases to amaze us

Such is the wonder and awe of nature.

Nature is full of surprises

Every tree , every branch

Every flower, every bud

Like all living things is unique

Yet patterned in synchrony

Adapting to ways of being

Nature is resilience personified.

Every where we care to look

There is something to admire

Something to respect and learn from

Salute to the splendors of Nature.

Savvy


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Perspectives

The ground truths of any relationship in time..

Two ways of thinking….
Familiarity breeds contempt
While the absence makes the heart fonder.

One…

All seems wonderful  in the beginning
As time goes by time takes its toll.
Straining the togetherness
Cracking apart at its seams
Creating distances and gaps that grow
Making the memories sustain in hope
Or seek a closure in forgetfulness.

Two…

In isolation and silence
Seeds of thoughts find time to germinate
In both exclusion or seclusion
The heart longs for companionship
The thoughts turn to fond remembrances
Of bygone memories  of the good times
Life tries to recall & recreate those times.
To salvage what is left and cherish
Knowing the priceless treasures it brings.
Hence the absence  makes the heart  grow fonder.

Life moves on and finds new beginnings
Yet in adaptability & flexibility
Nature continues its pathway
All comes a full circle.
Such is the circle of life.

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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Art Matters

We need arts to explore our potential and understand ourselves


For the study and practice of arts opens us to discover different perspectives.


Art patterns itself through  creativity
And art flourishes in appreciation  and patronage.


But art emotes from the depth of the soul and spirit in the sensing.


Art can salvage the broken and the indifferent souls.

As much as channel  the creative  genius to express from within.


Art is both an intervention as much as  intrainment experience.


When the soul speaks art renders.

Savvy


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Art for Heartsake

Practice anything

Consistently

As a way of life

And it will become art.

An art that is tangible…

To sense like an artist

In the throes of creation.

For as you practice

In your passionate perseverance

Your soul is enriched

And your spirit shines

In its own truth.

“Art is for the heart from the heart with all your heart ….

Savvy Raj


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Whispers of wisdom

In the din of moment

Is the quiet reflection

Of thoughts in musing

Like a whisper in all its subtlety

Like a soft caress of a breeze

Like a feeling wafting through.

The soul knows…

Unnoticed, unobserved often

Yet felt by one and all in consensus

At one point or the other

That is sensed in the being.

For its the heart that senses…

Whispers that speaks to the soul,

Wherever you are, you know…

Wisdom speaks, to the willing listener.

Savvy


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A blessed state…

DANCING IS WHAT THE HEART MAKES THE BODY DO, & AS YOU DANCE YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL IS IN A BLESSED STATE! Savvy Raj


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An Illusory Life

I wonder…


Where is the beginning


Of illusion in this illusory world?

In the many facets of life and living

Blending hues and tones

In Connection beyond compare

And yet unsure when asked

Where is the blend & breakpoint


In this ephemeral existence?


We are vulnerable beings


In this so called reality


Trying to understand

This illusory life


To the best of our abilities


To be all we can be!

Yet sublime is the point of saturation


Like the subtlety  of twilight zones


We are left wondering the why, when,what, who & how…

Of the ascent of light and the descents


Like how the morning breaks in.


Showering upon us the light of a new dawn.


Dawn to dusk,dusk to dawn


Creating the Circles of being


Life happens and we goes on…

Keeping the wonder alive!

Savvy


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Make a move

Every move has a ripple

Every move is an effect

Everything is interconnected

Everything correlates

Touch a life, plant a seed

Make a positive difference

Create a ripple effect

Across the heart of life and living

Creating impacts for a better tommorow

In every postive move you make.

Savvy