Savvy Raj

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On Faith

Faith has no questions

For faith senses

Faith is a matter of trust

Faith brings ease

Ease brings peace.

All is a matter of faith

And faith knows

Savvy


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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 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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Truth of you!

Energy matters!

Feed the soul with love
Fire the spirit with enthusiasm
For the body never lies!
Savvy


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On Giving

Give with all of your heart 

 whenever and wherever you can 

Because you truly can.

Receive by expressing the value 

In  heartfelt appreciation

 of what you have got 

Because it truly matters.

 For then in the giving and receiving 

 Is established a full circle 

of a contented connection.

And that will pave the path of grace

For more to follow along.

When you give heartfully, forget about it.When you receive gratefully, remember it.  Savvy


Give generously without any expectation.

Receive generously in true appreciation.

Both are the core of human nature in action.

And all is well in the circle of interconnection.

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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Gratitude Tree

Every  occurence  has a reason .

Life is a full circle
The pain and pleasure  both are what makes it come a full circle
Grateful  for every thing that is, was and will be.

A sense of courteousness envelopes  you when you feel grateful  for everything…
It’s beautiful to feel so!

Savvy


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Sky Above, Earth Below & Fire Within

Like the sky above…

Be expansive

Unfurl your imagination

Extend yourself, reach beyond knowing

Life the earth below…

Be connected

Yet stay rooted to the ground

Have the steadfastness like the earth.

Like the fire within

Be spirited

Let your passion speak

Explore life & give it your all.

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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Beauty Of The Betwixt

Between the then and the yet to come

Is the moment of now

Honour this space

The bygone is no longer the matter

The future is yet unknown

Be present in this moment

Of the infinite possibilities

For what is unfolding in this now

Life is truly here in this now.

In thoughts words and deeds

Attend to this space that is

Honour the beauty of the betwixt.

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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Beyond the sum of our senses

Beyond the sum of our senses
Exists a field of potential
Embodying possibilities
Beyond the fear and doubts
Exists a space for courage
Emitting energy  in hope and faith.


Myriad thoughts  may fill our minds
All is an illusion in the imagination 
If we wish to see it so,
There is always  more
Beyond the dark, envisage the light


Unlearn the lessons taught
Invoke  the curiosity of your  inner child
Step back and see the bigger picture
Ray’s of light will find their way!

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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Irony of Balance

On Balance & Imbalances

Balance..

Enables evenness

In distribution

Ensures equality in varied elements

Or even propelling proportionality.

Empowers a sense of steadiness.

Without lose of control

Balance is grace in movement

Balance is grace in stillness too

Balance is also about being in equipoise

In envisioning or even in the sensing

A state of equanimity in the being.

Where all is well.

Yet the irony of balance

Is the equilibrium is subjective

To the opposition to balance

In a state of unrest and uncertainties

Doubts and fear creep in unexpected

Creating imbalances in its own path

Little knowing the state of balance

Are the very reason for wellbeing.

Savvy