Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Gifts of Nature

I saw this photo this morning and I thought now this is what sands are meant for…

The oceans shares gifts for us every day on these shores

That leaves us with awe and wonder

Of the mighty underworld and its beings.

And we can only see them if we stop dumping manmade trash over them.

Lets pledge to support the sustenance of our beautiful planet.

Let’s begin to care for our from where we are!

Savvy


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On Approval

A few musings on the need and necessity of approvals.

In your personal life…

What makes you seek approval

For things you can easily decide

What makes you ask another validation

For that which you are uncertain

Is it because you want acceptance

Someone to endorse & accredit

And may be sanction or even certify!

At work

Approvals can be great for efficiency

To build a structure in the processes

Yet they can create delays unwanted

And be the bane of daily operations

So fewer the levels, the better…

What do you think?

Do share your thoughts.

Savvy


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The Beginners Mindset

Begin the day

With enthusiasm for learning

And hope to discover some more

Unlock the possibilities

Of your mind

Adapt your ways

To learn from the challenges

Experience the world

Be open to perspectives

Learn and reflect

Give generously

Share to learn some more.

That way you create space

For you to grow

Savvy


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Reaction & Response

In a world too busy to care,

Too hurried and impatient

All must happen fast

Every thing must move quickly

Speed is a part of life

And life is lived on the fast lanes

However hurried reaction

Is considered unwise

Compared to the calmness of response.

Yet the truth is …

Between the active and passive


Exists a space to balance


Between reaction to response


Exists a pause for reflection

With reference to the choice of voice


Both have significance of their own


In the right situations & context


That can make all the difference.

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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The Secret To Thriving 

The secret to thriving in life and living  
Is in nurturing the very qualities
That creates wellbeing
In ourselves and around us
Generating goodwill

Strengthens the interconnections
Helping create a more resilient world
Empowered in empathetic humanity
Than just the survival of the fittest.

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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Heart of Peace

Cultivating inner peace

Begins with the awareness

Of your own breath

Just for a moment

Take a pause and reflect

On the inhaled breath

You cannot hold it much longer

You have to let it go

Likewise to this

Think of all the conflicts

Of the storms raging within you

Think of burdens weighing you down

How long do you choose to carry them.

You have to let it go, one day or another

Why not now, and live free

Sensing the lightness of being.

You have One life one heart.

Choose to live life with heartfelt peace.

Savvy


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All is well.

We are living  in a world  rushed for time. People hurry and scurry through the day.

What we see in others is a part of us too reflected through them, when we are accepting of that part and able to respect it just as much as ourselves , we create all that we need to see at that moment .

Some very basic humane abilities are necessary in our journey in life.

To listen to understand, to connect, to acknowledge, to emphasize, to sense gratitude, to share happiness, and care for another as much as for ourselves.

Much of the world’s issues may find solace & resolutions in simply caring  to be present in the moment.

In these abilities lies the truth of nature in its magnanimity and abundance in every moment.

And All is truly well.

Savvy

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Take what you need!

Take what you need…

Love and hope to bridge the divide
Faith and patience to move beyond
Courage and understanding to dare
Peace and passion to create some more
Healing and strength to help yourself
Beauty and freedom to enjoy this now!
Take what you need
But always remember…
Wiser to take that which we feel we really need this moment and maintain the state of positive abundance for others too.
After all there is so much good within all already!
So simply take what you really need.

Savvy


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Do you agree?

The first step

Often taken in blind faith

In love and expectations

To experience lifes best moments

With or without a backstep

With or without fear and doubt

On some corner of the mind & heart

Yet a step ahead in time

Makes all the difference

Between thinking and doing

For action speaks louder than words.

Savvy


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Serenity of Wisdom

In being conscious of the peace

Available in this now

Awareness improves .

In being conscious of our decisions

Available to us as choices

Awareness improves

In being true to one self

In acceptance and acknowledgement

Of the uncertainties of life itself

Awareness improves

In conscious practices of awareness

There is serenity of wisdom.

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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Feels just right!

Life is like a never ending puzzle

And it seems all caught in a maze

Just as much as…

There comes a time when

Life finds itself

And feels just right!

Savvy


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On living life lovingly…

Life life Lovingly!

Someone asked me what advice would I share with my child…

I would simply share the below two pieces of advice that I came across, not only with my child, but to anyone who cares to follow.

As it will go a long way in the journey of life .

Two simple
formula of life

“Don’t make any
close relation
without full understanding…!

And don’t break
any close relation
with small misunderstanding..

Very thoughtfully said!

Life is beautiful in consideration & responses than kneejerk reactions.

Life is all about taking time to live and love but also to understand.

Life is precious and every relationship has a reason to be. Even if it’s just for a season it is meant to last its time.

Let’s never forget that…

So let’s value life, value relationships

And live life lovingly!!

Savvy