Savvy Raj

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Life & Living

Agatha Christie

My friend Laura Bailey from Linked In shared this post in dedication to the memory of Agatha Christie on her birthday. 15 th September.

During my schooling years I had been introduced to her novels and have been an avid reader of her works.

But I never had a face to the name until I saw this post. When I saw her in this post share here are my musings…

They say eyes are a window to the soul

I see a depth of wisdom

In her eyes, of many lives lived

Of experiences in the sharings

There is myriad mysteries

Yet untold and withheld.

The face contours speaks to me

Of a life of reservation

And perhaps some restraints

Yet the eyes conjure up the creativity

Of an insightful nature

That envisions the beyond.

The places & people

Of a knowing beyond this lifetime

So much a face can mirror!

Savvy


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On Faith

Faith has no questions

For faith senses

Faith is a matter of trust

Faith brings ease

Ease brings peace.

All is a matter of faith

And faith knows

Savvy


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Mystery Rock

Life is all about balance

Of knowing and understanding

Of the uncertainties of every now

And therein lies the uniqueness

Amd uncanny the ways of existence

Life manifests in mysterious ways

Sometimes leaving us clueless

Almost impossible to decipher..

So much fodder for imagination

While the pen may wax eloquent

There is room for exploration

In the reaching beyond the knowing

Beyond the sum of our senses

And the betwixt and beyond

Imagination and curiosity

Lies the path of sharing & learning.

Savvy


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Envision

Every horizon once reached

Reveals another beckoning at a distance

And so it goes…

Such is truth of life & living

There is always something more

To live for

To dream about

To do more

To reach beyond

Life never stops surprising.

Savvy


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On Empathy

Life Skills: Empathy Education


Life with all its complexities and contrasts creates a necessity to chalk out ways to make young impressionable minds better equipped to handle its exigencies. Holistic education is so much about grounding in connectedness as much as it is about intuitive understanding that, harmony in the mind body connection is a way of life and living.

An education in empathic behavior becomes paramount in a materialistic world. A lot of misconception about empathy needs clarification.

Empathy is seeing with another, listening to another acknowledging them as they are, in a nonjudgmental space and being with another sensing the feelings and caring to reach out with support through words action and deeds …

Empathy can be sensed in a touch a nod or a smile or in the simplicity of silence, doing nothing but just being there ….

Empathy is a sharing, a feeling, a bonding, a being, a seeing, a sensing, a trusting and believing in hope, in faith, in life and grace.

Empathy is about caring, as a way of being. Empathy is not always about bearing the suffering and sensing another’s pain or being in a state of sorrow or pain. There can arise great empathy when dancing together or in a classroom environment where the teacher feels one with the student’s frame of mind and speaks to address that … or hearing or performing a song or play together with unbridled sense of bonding and enthusiasm. This empathy can be reflected time and time again in striving to consciously stay aware of the mutually creative fulfillment it brings to our lives. Positive benefits of empathy can become a mirror to gradually inducing greater empathic behavior in our lives towards ourselves and others.

Our movements have the power to change our moods, as much as our thoughts can bring a change in our way of being. It doesn’t matter who believes in your empathic way of life, what matters is you believe in it yourself. And that is the first step in making a positive difference. When there is an empathy in action, it is mirrored in our minds to create, generate loving and caring thoughts as a response to the action.

Every empathic thought finds its way into expression thoughts words or deeds creatively. With increasing empathic thought and action there is unknowingly a connectedness, valuing the interdependence in this web of life and living as a way of being.

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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Truth of you!

Energy matters!

Feed the soul with love
Fire the spirit with enthusiasm
For the body never lies!
Savvy


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Creative possibilities

The words below are a testament of our limitless possibilities of thoughts occurring in the flow.

Each stanza is simply my comment for a comment to my post

But interestingly they combined in the creative possibilities.

Infinite is the potential in the possibilities.
And possibilities, to be explored
Are awaiting our awarenes
To be expansive and inclusive
To be acknowledged and accepting .
To reach beyond the dimensions
Of the known to the unknown…


So much creativity in  possibilities 
After all Creativity is a spiritual journey
In surrender to the unknown
In acceptance of inspiration
Invoke the divinity in the flow.

Savvy


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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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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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Gratitude to Grace

There is the grace of uniqueness

In the source code of creation

In the nature of life

Of wisdom beyond compare

All knowing, all pervading

To this Omnipresence …


I bow in Gratitude to this Grace.

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


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Mystique of Creation

In the vividness  of imagination
At  times there is a turbulence  of thoughts.
Of emotions entwined in the sensing.
Moving beyond, patterns forming…


Inspiration & ingenuity births itself
In the very uniqueness of individuality
Yet the source of creativity is infinity
Such is the divine mystic of creation.

Savvy


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What has life taught me today?

Life is a mystical journey

Every now is as fresh as never before

And yet deeply  rooted in yesterday

In fact every now  is embedded

With the bygone and the future.

What I learn in this now

Is interweaved in eternity time.

In these waves of understanding

Is lifes evolving ways  for the being

In the letting go of unnecessary

Is the space and freedom to be

All that one can be.

Every lesson that comes by

Makes an imprint that matters

Somewhere  somehow.

Savvy