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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In synch

When what you say
And what you do
Are congruent
The effect of your words & deeds
Radiates all around you in resonance.


It’s no wonder then that
In a world that seems so dissonant
Words and deeds need to synch.
In harmony of such synchrony
Faith and trust meet belief
And that’s what makes all the difference.

Savvy


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Why save bees?

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Perfect pollinators
Supporting the ecosystems
From wild flowers to food crops


For Interconnections run deep
With the plant and animal kingdom
As much as with all of life and living.

Its said, if bees become extinct as a species
We humans will cease to be, in just four years

They not only produce the nectar of life
Bees sustain the delicate balance
Of the environment of our world.

Savvy


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Life and 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...

When the sport turns to a dance…

When the feet move in a rhythm

All its own, in uniqueness

Artistry is acknowledged.

An Inspiring life

Friends
See, Brazil’s under 17 footbal coach Amadeu Carlos who is “just” 76 years old.
This is called Brazilian football magic…
He proves “Age is just number.”
Amazing skill, energy and stamina.

This above information is social media forward, yet when decided, I wanted to learn more about him. I found that his age is misconstrued.Yet whatever the age, age is just a number, his skill is clear to see and that’s what is beautiful to see.

Here is a (wiki ) snapshot of his life and living.

Carlos Amadeu Nascimento Lemos was a Brazilian footballer and manager who played as a left back. He represented Bahia as a player before injury curtailed his career. He went on to have a managerial career which spanned almost thirty years.

This is how he sums up his country and its relationship with their favorite sport….“In Brazil when a child is born, the first gift for him is a ball. Our relationship with football is huge. We are a footballing nation and we like that”

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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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Time to regenerate

Night is a time of  regeneration
In acknowledgement of a pause
Of the need  for rest and recovery
As the day blesses us with a night
Own the time to sense the rejuvenation
Slip into bliss of sleep,
In the oblivion of darkness
That slowly descends  on us all
Just be , knowing  the night gives in to dawn
In a few hours more…
Be wise to unwind  and unshackle.
Touch base with your soulspace
Refresh your entire being
To look forward and greet dawn again  in hope

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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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

Needs 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 the trust & faith

That makes the world

A better place to live in

For all of us

Love is the way

Savvy


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A Space of Calm Where the Soul Thrives.

Amidst the flurry of thoughts

There is a space in the sensing

That heals the hurt and embalms

The spirit of the soul

To recover and rejuvenate

In this invisible space is the secret

Of knowing there is always an answer

To every doubt and confusion

In this space is a silent knowing

Of serenity of wisdom

In hope beyond the reigning chaos

All things happen in good time

Is knowing the power of patience

And the strength of good faith.

There is every reason to believe

In this space, our soul thrives.

Savvy


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Self belief

Power of positive belief

Self belief and self confidence has a way of showing  up …beyond ourselves
In the way we treat others around us
The way we take time out to ensure
That they are cared for and understood
The way we trust ourselves  to do much more…
Self belief  makes us, own the space we occupy…
And makes us shine the light on others  and yet shine our own brilliance.

Savvy


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The Open Mind.

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” – Frank Zappa

You decide how much your mind is ready to receive.

Your mind is as open as you want it to be…

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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On Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the energy in the living

A beautiful state of flow in the being

Enthusiasm is often the reason for excellence

The challenge is in sustaining itself

From losing steam midway…

Perhaps due to lack of appreciation

Or motivation to be enthused

Making way for mediocrity

At work or at play.

Question is then how to be enthused

Into doing the same tasks differently

And break free from rut of routine

Very simple…

Stay hopeful, see life as a potential

Create the possibilities

It’s all in the way of envisioning

How you want to build your truths.

It’s all up to you!

Savvy


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You are enough for you!

Truly nothing is insurmountable

There is in you, the power

That manifests when you need it most

You may not know the strength

And capabilities that you are carrying.

But it is always there with you

Simply Trust in yourself

To be there for you!

You are more than enough for you!

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