Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Dare to Dream

Dare to dream

Dream fearlessly

Imagine confidently

Intend hopefully

Persevere consistently

Trust undoubtedly

And sense it manifesting in time.

Savvy


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On Happiness…

What if?


You are given an opportunity to travel to beautiful locales on work or pleasure ,in a country so far away from  your own
Everything  is wonderful and picturesque…

Yet, you are traveling along with people/ or paired with a person of completely different interests.

What if….

If you are a morning person and they are late risers

If you like walking and they like to rest more.

If you like to explore museums and art scenes and they have no interest in anything art

If you want to experience new culture by meeting new people and connecting with them than simply trying out food .

What if you want quick bites on the go and they like fancy dining experiences.

What if you want to start early and you are exasperated as they prefer late afternoon after a lazy lunch…

What if you are up and ready to go and they take a really long time to get ready ūü§Ē

You like to capture experiences and rejoice in the memories and they have no particular interest in photography.

When you like to have a conversation freely and they are too busy or too silent, you often realise its better to remain silent unless spoken to even if there is  company.

What would you do …

You make things right for you!

Let’s see, it’s not all that bad
You are in a new location….

You realise its better to have some company than traveling alone in some places at least.
You begin to appreciate the environment and yourself in it.
You appreciate others who are around.
You pay extra interest in people and places, the quirkiest, even the strangest and most peculiar  things as much as the ordinary  seem to matter somehow.
You try to find happiness in  whatever you see.
You adapt to things as it comes.
You accept¬†everything, as your life’s myriad moments.
You remember to focus on the positives¬† acknowledge the good in them and move on…

After all

Happiness is in you!

And
Tommorow is another new day!

Savvy


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What matters most?

In the deepest of chaos

In times of turmoil

Between the heart and mind

Ask your self

What matters most?

And you will find guidance

That steers you on the path

That’s meant for you.

Savvy


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The Infinite Potential

Creativity

Happened to see this amazing work of art, and just had to share…

https://www.facebook.com/reel/558440416192006?s=yWDuG2&fs=e&mibextid=Nif5oz

Creativity is a tenacity
In passion for the art
In  labour of love
In the depth of creativity
There is ardent effort
To fulfill the purpose  of its being
Towards the raison de etre

Savvy


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Striking a balance

Passion or profit
It’s a juggling¬† act
If you put one before the other
You are bound to feel displaced
Between loving what you do and earning to your potential
Between self expression &  economics.
Both have the due place in our lives.
To sense harmony is to find your own  balance 
Between the two!

Savvy


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Taking a decision

Decision is often the difference between greatness and mediocrity. In every man‚Äôs life there comes a time when he must search for a cause, a work, an ideal to which he can give himself. Whether he says ‚ÄėYes‚Äô or ‚ÄėNo‚Äô to the challenge will determine his future.‚ÄĚ

Wilferd Peterson

Taking any difficult decision

Without sitting on the fence

Is not always easy

For it may take all of you

More than what you are ready to commit at times

And yet its liberating

Once you have a decision made

For there is clarity in thoughts

To set things in motion

Leading you to your purpose.

Savvy


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With all your heart ‚̧

Do what you do

With all of you

The results start to show

In ways unimaginable

For the power of you

Is understood then

In the moment of truth

Making the impossibles possible

Such is truth of life.

So do all that you do

With the best of you

Savvy


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On Leadership

Succinctly expressed simple truth of life and living…

Do your best and live life with conscientiously.

You will be valued for who you are.

Savvy


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Power of Belief

It all begins with belief

In believing you can

And that there is always hope

For the better in every way

For it takes you places

And makes things happen

Such is the power of belief

Profound and precious

Every move in self-belief

Allows you to get closer

To the truth of you!

Savvy


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Life lessons

Another inspiring story translation from tamil forward by my mother Anjana.

A gardener one day saw a bird’s nest in his garden. Out of curiosity he peeped inside and saw a few eggs laid inside it.
Next day he was happy to see small tiny cracks on the eggshells. He realised th eggs are getting ready to hatch . His curiosity increased.
For the he next few days , every day he will see the how the eggs are and happy to see the cracks getting bigger. His expectations kept on increasing.
One day he saw the eggs moving and the little tiny birds were struggling inside to break open the wall and come out of their confined space .
He felt sad for the birds as they have to struggle so much. He wanted to help them . So he softly made the cracks big enough to make their work easy.
The next morning he went with lot of expectations to see the little birds out of the eggs without struggle. He was disappointed to see there was no change. It was same as he had kept the day before.
For the next couple of days it went on. The eggs remained the same . There was no movement. Then one day he was shocked to see lot of ants all over the eggs and found all the tiny birds dead inside.
His heart ached to see this . He was very sad. His friend who saw him asked the reason. When he told what had happened , his friend told, ” You are the reason for their death. Out of your love n expectation you killed them. “

“Me ? How?”
“Yes , only you are responsible.
When the little birds are ready to come out , their little wings and legs will move slowly giving it strength. It will break open the shell with the help of its beak n body. It is a natural process . If you had left it their way by now all the little ones must have come out and flew from their nest in a few days. A normal delivery would have happened.
The gardener was shattered when he realised his folly.
As parents we are doing the same to our children. We protect them with so much care and precautions to safe guard them from any pain or suffering.
We fail to make them know the value of sweat, the worth of labour and the struggling path to success. We want to give them all ready in a platter. Our mentality is’ I’ve suffered a lot. My children should not’.
We forget that our overprotective love will make them weak and some day when they face life with its realities , they will suffer.
Let us make them walk the path and watch them grow as individuals with inner strength. When needed be there to guide. How long can they walk catching your fingers. Let them walk alone. Let them fall and learn to rise on their own. Let them make their own path . Watch them from a distance. Applaud them.
This is not a bird’s story.
It is a life lesson for our children.


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Kindsight

With a rich imprint of lessons

The past is behind you

Full of hope & promise

The future is yet to reveal itself

The now is the present

It shows up in myriad ways.

Can we learn from the past

And apply it to this moment

Can we shape this now

And make it matter

Can we breathe in kindness

And make a difference

For this now and forever.

All we need is a willingness

To accept a shift in perspectives.

Savvy


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What’s going to matter?

What’s going to  Matter
Is the way we use our skills
Each of us is uniquely  blessed
But how we choose to be
Is in our hands
Skills are just tools
But your emotions  and thoughts can alter life
Let it guide you to do better
Transform your attitude  to life and  living
Life evolves for the better.

Savvy


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A new beginning

A new day

A new role

A new path

Paving way

For the start of something new

Inhaling to align in the new

Exhaling to let go the spurious

All in hope, trust, faith

And belief in the way

Of true abundance.

Savvy


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Shining through

Just having the courage to express ourselves, we open ourselves to a vulnerable and creative self that is the light in us shining through….:)

Savvy


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Paradox of Beauty

Arrested Development

Great things can come in little packages
Like a Bonsai perhaps
Standing majestic and magnificent
No matter the proportions

But what does it endure to be?
Life without freedom
Is a life of constraints & restraints
A life of arrested development

Is beauty winning over freedom to be
Is the desire for aesthetics and a taste of experimentation
more important than freedom for living life fully
Stunting growth is no way beautiful
Be it Shackles on feet with chains or tight shoes in the name of beauty
On the other end there are many examples of prejudices of beauty working itself in society.
Delibrate acts of elongating necks with chains of gold is considered a norm in some parts of the world
Why is life so brutal to life
In the name of beauty?

Savvy