Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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The will to live…

Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. The word refers to having a direction or purpose in life, that which makes one’s life worthwhile, and towards which an individual takes spontaneous and willing actions giving them satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life.

Which of these are your ikigai or will/reason to live and be?

Feel free to choose the first 3 and share .

The reason to be…

1To not perish without a passion
2To not miss all the great deeds
3To sample all the great senses
4.To ride on, no matter the storms
5.To never back down
6.To dare to dream, no matter
7.To be unconventional
8.To love unconditional
9.To see hope beyond all odds
10.To tune inwards and sense wellbeing
11.To choose health in every now
12.To learn as much as you can
13.To understand life in the living
14.To rebel and be free of the mundane
15.To make a name and garner fame
16 To make merry till the light shines
17.To be a reason for others to live
18.To play with life and risk it all
19.To live in this now no matter what
20.To protect my ones from harms way
21.To sense love living life lovingly
22.To explore and see the far off lands
23.To lead others and create prosperity
24.To act upon every possibility
25.To show the way for others to follow

The will to live …

Whatever is your reason or will to be may be, may you find happiness and contentment in your chosen path.
Life often challenges and surprises you
So make each moment matter as you live.

And not for single day
Just exist without living
Such is the will to live.

Savvy


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Zen state

When words propose in a flow
That is persuading and all pervading
No matter the rhyme or form
It becomes poetry
Creating a zen like feeling
That makes you want to be
In that state of awareness
Inspite of knowing
Everything moves on…

Have you ever been enticed by the eloquence of words?

Personally I have many favorites

But these profound words by Gibran deeply impacted me…
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

Infact all the lines that follow are equally poignant as well as profound.

So much wisdom in those words for life and living.

Which is your favorite piece of poetry?
Do your remember those verses vividly ?

Would love to know!

Savvy


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Practice For Life

The Platform of Life.

Every life births its path
Life teaches to evolve itself
Life trains and tests us along the way
The path of life is our platform.
The power of choice
Rests with us
To practice, the lessons learned
In this platform of life.

Power of Practice

Our thoughts words deeds
Can become mindful in time
All it needs is practice.
And more practice.

If you wish to think good: Practice
If you wish to do good: Practice
If you wish to speak well: Practice
If you wish to cultivate good: Practice


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Who is an underdog?

Meet Wiggles Our Lionheart Lhasa❤

Animal Rights Awareness Week -June 14-20, 2020

Yes adopt an underdog
But by no means think
That of some sad brown little creature
They come in all shapes and sizes.

Think no less of them
For they are so much more
For they have had it truly tough
Life has been challenging enough.

Resilience and tolerance
Is in their bones
But love is flowing all the same
Through their beautiful hearts.

Some are amazingly warm and loving

Some are fearful & some too friendly
And some a vision of cuteness but all just simply abandoned.
Some are street dogs, with the highest immunity.
Some are just born in a little special way
They are all just as beautiful and have a right to be
Like you or me.

Meet The Happy Faced ‘Buddy ‘of Wiggles.

Meet The Happy Faced ‘Buddy ‘of Wiggles.

There are many that are sadly discarded
By inhuman puppy mills.
Created in the most unethical ways
How can one life torture another so! The bane of humanity
That sees no hope for them.
For they are apparently imperfect
In some odd little way. They may not be the strongest
Or the most beautiful
But that’s what makes them special
Just the way they are!

Meet Tia Our Black&white Beauty

Make some space in your heart
Adopt a dog that needs a home
Every dog gives unconditional love
Reach out your hands for a paw.

Choose to adopt a dog with love.
Pleases don’t buy, you are simply encouraging
This heart-wrenching trade and trafficking
Of million innocent hapless little lives. So much cruelty by so-called human
Please think before you join in.

I implore you to not ask
For a pet of a particular shape color or size or breed. There are many puppies culled because of your unethical desires.
Respect creation and sustain this world
choose to love and adopt a pet.
Take a step to change one life today!

Savvy

All these beautiful fur babes featured here are our adopted and rescued family and office pets.

My heartfelt plea to adopt an innocent life that needs a home.


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Promises to keep until I sleep

To keep my heart
Healthy and happy
To keep my mind relaxed and attentive.
To breathe easy and practice the let go as much as I can.
To nourish my body & mind with self-care and choose balance in thoughts words and deeds.

To nurture, heal and replenish the self
With positive intentions reflections and contemplation.
To keep a good company of friends.
To steer thoughts and cultivate humility, kindness, and mindfulness.
To choose to pause and speak with awareness in response than reaction

To respect and value life in this body.
To respect another’s right to be.
To sense the spirit of freedom.
To value the freedom of another being.

To create and acknowledge peace and positivity within and around me
To spread goodwill at every opportunity.
To learn and understand more and help by using my skills for the greater good.
To be conscious of the preciousness of life and living.

To sense the truths of creation, the infinite abundance.
To see the beauty in the ordinary.
To never forget to be humble, grateful, and thankful
For this life in this now!

To live and let live
To enjoy the living me and live than just exist.
And most of all to Live life lovingly!
These are a few of my promises to myself that I could think of that resonates deeply… hope to keep working towards them with all my heart and soul.
What are your promises to yourself?
Do share.

Savvy


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The light shines bright


You are a manifestation

Of infinite potential.

Every cell of your being

Resonates in the energy

Of your unique being

In the way, you live

And lead your life.

Your inner light glows

In patience and understanding

Stay empathetic to yourself

Allow yourself to feel content

To be thankful for all that is

Cultivate gratitude for life

In this living you.

As your awareness evolves

You experience the light that you are.

Keep your inner light shining bright.

Savvy

 


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Envisioning Grace

Visions from the sky!

In these following verses, I recount the visions from the sky that I enjoyed a few months ago before all the chaos, in deep gratitude for the beauty of nature… Across lands divided by human maps, what emerged significantly was how the scenery in spite of its individual attributes, flowed merging seamlessly into one another in harmony… Amazing nature amazing grace… I couldn’t help but waltz along.🙂

I see her splendid beauty
Crystalize itself in front of my eyes.
Mountain tops bejeweled with ice
I watch her dancing

In the fluidity of the flow
Rivers shimmering in the rays of the sun
I waltzed along with her through the horizon

As the plane paddled alongside fluffs of white clouds.

Green pastures and plains
Gave way to rocky mountains

Folds over the hills stretching on
As long as the eye could fathom
A vision to behold
And time after time

The Sun would play hide and seek
Dancing cheek to cheek with the clouds
It was pure fascination
As I watched it all from up above

Magical majestic mystical mother
You are alluring and awe-inspiring in every way
Your beauty blows my mind
And captures my senses
Graceful God, I bow to thee!

Savvy


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Evidence of simplicity

The evidence of simplicity
A moment of capture
Of ordinary things.
Without the facades.

Simple can be profoundly impactful
For in the very complexity of the matter
Resides clarity of the simplicity.
Simplifying the truth of purpose
In easily understandable ways.

So beyond the flourishes
And aggrandizement
Beyond the exuberance
And unnecessary buildups
Beyond the extravagance
And the ensuing distraction.

The path of simplicity
Needs no evidence
As simple gets across the message
Like no other.

What’s your path like?
What is your take on simple living?
Or do you dream of luxuriant living?
Has it changed or been affected by the years?
Have these times of uncertainty made a difference in the perspectives?
I would love to learn and understand more if you are willing to share your insights.

Savvy


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CALM

Calm is a state of mind not easy for many, especially in these times of confusion and chaos.

To put things in perspective in spite of uncertainty calls for a whole lot of balance in the way we sense whatever we are witnessing.

To be calm as a way of being we need to envision beyond our limited self. When we put our problems in the larger canvas of life we begin to see our niggling problems differently. In fact, many of them disappear for we cannot justify their existence ourselves in the larger scheme of things. We let them go.

To soothe ourselves into a space of calm we will need to change our demands on ourselves for a start. This need for perfection that exceeds the normal has to be sorted as it can drain us and our resources in trying to match up so much that it puts us in a constant state of tension. Calm is about cultivating an attitude of forgiveness not only others but for oneself. So best is to excuse oneself from overt perfectionism.

Ease the self

To a state of calm

Allow thoughts to settle

Like the dust in the wind.

All fall in place in time.

Choose calm to beat chaos.

Savvy


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Paving the way for Oneness

I am saddened when I come across the mention of race by color. I am saddened that still people are called black or white or brown or yellow.

We are called out for the shades of our skin, when the truth is, we are so much more. We cannot be confined or defined by narrow eyes.

The fact is, people, see colors differently, and they may not see all the same colors while seeing the same things. There is research on how our individual brains react differently to different wavelengths of light.
Technically speaking the colors we see is an illusion created by our brain. We are not yet certain exactly how animals see perceive us and in which colors.

Why then this prejudice in words to describe life.
Humanity knows no color or creed.

Why are we still resorting to identify people into boxes, giving way to mental pictures, and conformity?
We are capable of liberating ourselves to see the bigger picture.

A dance article recently published an article that sends out a message of how Misty Copeland is a black dancer who succeeds.

Yes, we have an unequal world filled with all the ‘isms’ and the issues they bring along. It is unfair and discriminatory and biased in so many ways. Not just in race, but in species, gender, age, weight, height, class, creed, caste, religion, status, authority, education, power, and wealth.

Yet the inner light of the being surmountable all odds. And life shines through the heart of the movements.

The world must come together, as it is time to release these frames of false convictions and find in itself the ability and strength to support one another in the power of life that’s beating within us all.

Let us see beauty and talent in all colors and not attribute efforts and success to any color by birth.
When we remove reference of being a particular color we bring to light the truth of the soul and the spirit of freedom to be.

In that light, everything is illustrated in the illumination from within.

Savvy


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Shadows shimmer too!



Trust light to shine itself

Trust the shadows to find light

All is not dark forever

For light shimmers on shadows

What’s hidden uncovers itself

At some point or the other

Trust in time

Develop patience

Patterns are meant to shape

And change itself along the way

What shines has shadows

And shadows shimmer too!

Keep the faith

Shadows will find the light

All is meant to be well and bright.

Savvy

 

 


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Writing & Reading

Sharing a poignant prose I came across that says much and is very relevant to the state of being in the world we are in.

Happy reading & writing to all my fellow readers and writers.

Savvy


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On Happiness




A beautifully expressed sentiment.

Happiness is hard to find if you go searching  but if you choose to create a moment  of happiness for one another you have made the moment  happy.

Keep sharing & spreading happiness
Keep sensing the happiness in you.

Savvy




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On Empathy

Empathy is what empathy does.
Empathy cultivates bonds of trust.
Empathy speaks from understanding.
Empathy is not soft but sagacious.

Empathy promotes cooperation.
Empathy acknowledges with care.
Empathy shows consideration.
Empathy promotes goodwill.

Empathy Matters

Whenever there is empathy in action it is often mirrored by hearts and minds to create, generate, loving and caring thoughts as a response to the action.
Every empathic thought finds its way into expression through thoughts, words or deeds.

With increasing empathic thoughts and action there is unknowingly a connectedness,in valuing the interdependence in this web of life and living as a way of being. Empathy is truly a way of being and in these times of uncertainty, it is beginning to matter all the more in our life and living every day!

Savvy


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The future in our hands

This precious life that lives in you
Holds the key to the future

The precious things you will do today
Paves the path for tommorow

Precious thoughts we carry today
Will take us where we believe we are.

Hands heart and head will move as one
In hope and love our life will evolve.

Precious words that you speak today
Gladdens the heart for the future.

The future is truly in our hands today!

Savvy