Savvy Raj

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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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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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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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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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A Matter Of Thought

They say it’s what you do that matters

But it’s the thought that counts

Can we choose one thought over other

Yes we can in mindfulness

Being aware is the first step

The choice rests with you

For you are your thoughts

As much as your deeds .

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...

Sharing a touching story of truths of life and living…

THE HAPPIEST MAN

When Billionaire Femi Otedola in a telephone interview, was asked by the radio presenter, “Sir what can you remember made you the happiest man in life?”

Femi said: “I have gone through four stages of happiness in life and finally I understood the meaning of true happiness.”

The first stage was to accumulate wealth and means. But at this stage I did not get the happiness I wanted.

Then came the second stage of collecting valuables and items. But I realized that the effect of this thing is also temporary and the lustre of valuable things does not last long.

Then came the third stage of getting big projects. That was when I was holding 95% of diesel supply in Nigeria and Africa. I was also the largest vessel owner in Africa and Asia. But even here I did not get the happiness I had imagined.

The fourth stage was the time a friend of mine asked me to buy wheelchair for some disabled children. Just about 200 kids.

At the friend’s request, I immediately bought the wheelchairs. But the friend insisted that I go with him and hand over the wheelchairs to the children. I got ready and went with him.

There I gave these wheel chairs to these children with my own hands. I saw the strange glow of happiness on the faces of these children. I saw them all sitting on the wheelchairs, moving around and having fun.

It was as if they had arrived at a picnic spot where they are sharing a jackpot wining.

I felt real joy inside me. When I decided to leave one of the kids grabbed my legs. I tried to free my legs gently but the child stared at my face and held my legs tightly. I bent down and asked the child: Do you need something else?

The answer this child gave me not only made me happy but also changed my attitude to life completely. This child said: “I want to remember your face so that when I meet you in heaven, I will be able to recognize you and thank you once again”.

What would you be remembered for after you leave that office or place?

Will anyone desire to see your face again where it all matters?

Think! Live your life in a manner that others desire to see your face again.


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Being Humane

Every skill can be taught and learned

But the truth of being is in our ways.

To be authentic to ourselves

To have and live with integrity

To be compassionate & care

To be kind and considerate

Most of all to be true to yourself…

Be a good human

And be humane.

You will find the best version of you!

Savvy


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Bridge of Awareness

From the architect of time, the source creator  came a space of  nothingness (akash)from space came matter  (energy) from matter came  movement (wind, air) from movement came fluidity (flow, water) from fluidity came existence from existence emanated the spirit of life (the breath of life, fire passion).





The elements existence are a guide in an acknowledgement of the interdependence. An awareness of interconnections in an acceptance that everything exists in the subtlety of balance.  

The spirit of life and living is the bridge to our calling &purpose of being. As well as in the journey of the  being. The path is and will be ours and yet not just ours.

 Every move in time is interlinked in the bridge of time that we were, are and will be on. The bridge of time is in eternal cycle of motion. All matter constitutes one or more of  the elements in different proportions.

 While the mind of the matter  perceives it in thoughts, the heart of the matter senses. Mindful thoughts and heartfelt  feeling are both  real and unreal all at the same time. And consciousness is the bridge of awareness between the  extrinsic and the intrinsic,  between the learning and the knowing.

And in this understanding is the realization whole and complete of all as it is .

Savvy 


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Wonderful!

Life is what you make of it!

It can be the way you choose it to be!

It is a reflection of your state of being.

Life is heaven or hell in this now

Truly beautiful or unbearable

All in the how you want to see it.

It’s not about perfection

For nobody’s perfect

Life & living can be perfectly Imperfect

Seek excellence if you must

Seek to be the best version of you!

And find the wonderful in today!

Savvy


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A Profound Share

Truly profound distinctions between #Intelligence and #Wisdom

Sharing this beautiful read I came across

  1. Intelligence
    leads to arguments.
    Wisdom
    leads to settlements.
  2. Intelligence
    is power of will.
    Wisdom
    is power OVER will.
  3. Intelligence
    is heat, it burns.
    Wisdom
    is warmth,
    it comforts.
  4. Intelligence
    is pursuit of
    knowledge, it tires
    the seeker.
    Wisdom
    is pursuit of truth,
    it inspires the seeker.
  5. Intelligence
    is holding on.
    Wisdom
    is letting go.
  6. Intelligence
    leads you.
    Wisdom
    guides you.
  7. An intelligent man
    thinks he knows
    everything.
    A wise man
    knows that there is
    still something to
    learn.
  8. An intelligent man
    always tries to prove
    his point.
    A wise man
    knows there really is
    no point.
  9. An intelligent man
    freely gives
    unsolicited advice.
    A wise man
    keeps his counsel
    until all options are
    considered.
  10. An intelligent man
    understands what is
    being said.
    A wise man
    understands what is
    left unsaid.
  11. An intelligent man
    speaks when he has
    to say something.
    A wise man
    speaks when he has
    something to say.
  12. An intelligent man
    sees everything as
    relative.
    A wise man
    sees everything as
    related.
  13. An intelligent man
    tries to control the
    mass flow.
    A wise man
    navigates the mass
    flow.
  14. An intelligent man
    preaches.
    A wise man
    reaches.


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Creative Ingenuity

Wonderful vocabulary and ingenious indeed!

The human genius behind the pen, has an eloquence in expressing thoughts as much as a methodically structured brain to have attempted this.

Yet I wonder about the creativity of writers….

What makes every writer so very unique?

Simply saying the uniqueness of thoughts is just one part of the equation

There is always more than what meets the eye, there are some life experiences, the books that are read, the nature of nurture, the kind that leaves a certain impression, all that perhaps leaves a diversity of imprints, interespersing the imagination with potent possibilities in the musings.

Every writing has a certain uniqueness of manifestation that unfolds the magic of thought patterns in the structuring and presenting.

From simple to compound to complexity of sentence structures, the choice and arrangement of words and phrases penned, can be both, subtle and stark indicators of the spirit and soul behind the words.

Every writing leaves a soul print.

And every writing can be a journey back home unto the self!

Savvy


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Discipline

Discipline may come from education.

But the ability to stay on path is a habit

Education may steer us to discipline.

But discipline takes dedication.

To adhere to the path on you own.

What do you think?

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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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