Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Power of Hands

Hands can create nurture

Construct and destruct

Such is the power of Hands

And the choice is our hands

Hands that care to nurture life

Is a blessing for nature. 🙌

The Caring Hand – Sculpture in Glarus, Switzerland by Eva Oertli and Beat Huber. Photos and about: https://streetartutopia.com/2022/06/02/the-caring-hand-sculpture-in-glarus-switzerland-by-eva-oertli-and-beat-huber/


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Caption this capture?

Taken while walking along the shopping streets somewhere in Europe when it caught my attention….

The first three words that came to me was, interesting, intriguing, ingenious.

There was also a certain simplicity that was striking.

Would are your thoughts when you see this photo?

I caption this ‘Cupclock’

Care to caption this capture ?

Savvy


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Creative flow…

Travelling in Creativity

Travelling light
Flowing free
Musings in the mulling
Limitless abundance
Unparalleled potential


Beyond bars, timeless
Harmony in syñchromy
Unassuming uniqueness
Unrelated ubiquitous

Savvy


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Body intelligence

Art of life

Is about living

With care and consideration

Being aware of moderation

Everything is best in balance

For excess is wastage

Of precious resources

When body mind and soul

Choose in consciousness

Tap into your body intelligence

Savvy


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Yes You can.

Sharing my artwork today …

Yes You Can

If you only see

The myriad patterns

And colours of life

You will live to create

If you could only believe

In the vividly of the moments

If you could only sense

The magic life is meant to be

You will

Paint your life with joy in the flow

Unwrap this gift of life lovingly!

Just believe you can

And yes you can.

Savvy


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What if?

Nature Photography by Savvy Raj

What if ?

Flowers were green and leaves blue

All that you believe, flipped the script

Reality turns an illusion

And illusions a reality

Random thoughts turn specific

And what you focus on gets out of control.

Truth is…

Life is so much more than what you see

So different from your expectations

So many possibilities in this now

Trust life to unravel the pathway.

Hold on to hope in your heart.

And keep the wonder in you alive…

Savvy


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Motivational….

Some of you might have read this before but I have posted it as it’s worth reading again and again 😊

Motivational Story – The Bamboo Tree

A man got frustrated with life. Despite all the hard work and effort, failure was all that he learnt. Feeling defeated with life, he left everything and exiled himself in the woods. There he met a Hermit. The disappointed man shared is failure with the hermit. “Give me one good reason not to quit?”- He pleaded the Hermit

“Look”, the hermit said, pointing towards two plants. “Do you see that fern and bamboo there?

“Yes”, the man nodded.

“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them water, light and fertilizer. Within a short period of time the fern quickly grew from the earth”, the hermit continued.

“But despite the Bamboo seed being watered and nurtured for years, it did not outwardly grow as much as an inch. In fact, nothing at all happened in the first year. There was no sign of growth. But, I did not give up on the Bamboo seed and continued to water and nurture it. By the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. And within six months, the tree grew a hundred feet tall.”

“So, did the bamboo tree lie dormant for four years only to grow exponentially in the fifth?” the hermit asked. Baffled by the question the man kept quiet. “The answer is quite obvious. The little tree was growing underground, developing a root system strong enough to support its potential for outward growth in the fifth year and beyond. Had the tree not developed a strong foundation, it would not have sustained its life as it grew.”

“Did you know that all the time you had been struggling, you were growing strong roots”, remarked the hermit

The man learned his lesson that day. He learnt the value of persistence and hard work. The fern and the bamboo stood right in front of him as he walked towards his life to continue to work on his dreams


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Musings in the moments

This week finds me traveling  yet again to another city.
I realize  the sights and smells that greet me as I  set alight also set the expectations.

Yet one thing has never changed  in all my travels
My inate ability to wake up at dawn no matter when I sleep.
In the hotel room I am suddenly  abound by precious time. I also enjoy the practice  of having warm water with a just  slight dip of a teabag for a second so its more flavored water than tea.
I sense many moments of great  connectedness in this  unadulterated time of sipping tea. I love it best propped in bed with my feet all tucked in the warm sheets The warm concoction ever so gently bringing in the old familiar fuzzy feeling of being at ease, and accommodating my palate and me to the sensations of a new place. Over many such moments  of serendipitousness & the familiar deju vus that wash over me, I have been privy to my musings in verses that flow effortlessly.
Like I am doing in this now…

Moments  matter and your movements in the moments  matter a great deal.
Hold this moment that is,  in rapture and awe
It’s precious  for it will slip away
Never to meet again in posterity.
But in creating  a ripple effect of positivity through the movements in the moment
What is the future can  manifest from this now
Care to alter your life for the better.
Alter your moves…

So what’s your kind of move in this now?

Savvy


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A true story

During the course of a Management Seminar, Mr. T.N.Seshan, former Chief Election Commissioner shared an experience he had while travelling in Uttar Pradesh with his wife. As they were travelling by road, they saw a large mango plantation filled with sparrow nests. Seshan’s wife decided to carry two nests to their home.
The police escort called a young boy who was grazing cows and asked him to bring down two nests and offered to pay him Ten Rupees.
The boy refused as Seshan raised the offer to Rupees Fifty.
The boy told Seshan and his wife, “Sahib, I will not do it for whatever you will give. Inside these nests are baby sparrows. If I give those nests to you, in the evening, when the mother sparrow returns with food for the babies and does not find them there, she will cry. I do not have the heart to see that.”*
Seshan and his wife were taken aback and felt small. Seshan later recounted that his position and the IAS label melted away in front of that little boy. He stood in front of the young boy feeling as small as a mustard seed. He added that after returning home, this incident continued to haunt him with guilt for several days.
Education, position or social status is never a yardstick for the measure of humanity. Let’s not forget that knowledge is to know and understand the beauty of nature. We don’t achieve anything by gathering a lot of information as long as that information does not get transformed into wisdom. And wisdom is useless as long as we don’t apply it in our daily life.


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On track!

To all my Care giving friends the lightworkers , the mentors and spiritual guiders, the motivators and healers on their special journey stepping in tandem with their calling! Keep going… you are on track!

Savvy


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On Wholeness

A share from ISHA UPANISHAD

The Shanti Mantra :

Om purnamadah purnamidam purnat purnamudacyate | purnasya purnamadaya purnamevavashishyate || Om Shantih Shantih Shantih hi||

This is One of the greatest gift to the humanity.

The concept of Zero comes from this very Shanti Mantra.

In linear mathematics, we will always find that when something is taken out from something, that something from which things are taken out lacks.

If we take some furniture out from a room then that room is minus those furniture.

That means this room is not what it had before.

This is a linear thinking.

But here the Rishis gave us a completely different outlook towards life.

The spherical thinking is :

That is full. And this is also full.

This fullness has come from that fullness. And in spite of this fullness having come from that fullness, that still remains full.

A mother gives birth to a baby.

A baby is also complete. The mother is also complete.

Just because the baby is born, the mother is not lacking something. In fact, it has added to her glory.

The concept of Zero, without which nothing could have happened in this planet.

No computer technology, no science could have progressed.

That has (its) origin here in this very Shanti Mantra.

From the fullness, comes out the fullness, and still the fullness remains fullness.

We can go on analyzing this very Shanti Mantra on various levels:

Spiritual level, Material level, level of Mathematics, level of Physics etc.

It is pregnant with huge information.

When we share our Peace with others, our peace will not be lost.

When we share our Knowledge with others, we won’t lose the knowledge.

It remains complete inside us.

Similarly, this Universe, in fact it is multi-verse, enormously huge, is dynamic. Many things are being born here everyday and dissolving back into it everyday.

Still both the manifest is complete and the unmanifest is also complete.

The Rishis say Shanti Shanti Shanti – three times.

When our environment is disturbed, we cannot sit there and think about or contemplate on Knowledge.

When the Knowledge is to flow and transfer, the environment needs to be Congenial.

Our body-mind complex needs to be fit on the third level, the level of the Self, the Being and Inner Peace. Hence Shanti-Peace is emphasised.

A Peaceful mind can probe into something beyond, can grasp that something which cannot be grasped by the little mind.

The intellect cannot access to things which our spirit can get access to.

And for that the wholeness is essential.


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Life & Living

Yesterday afternoon I visited the local Crosswords book shop and spent time browsing through some amazing books.
I was so enjoying my Sunday me time that I hardly realized how the day had turned to late evening as I stepped out. 
Walking down an aisle of steps my eyes fell on a very poignant sight. There was this little boy with a little basket, sitting by a busy street selling the very colorful & delicious Java/blackplum called Jamun in India.


He looked no older than 6 or 7 years. But there he was confidently telling me a price. I went near him, to pick up some myself, but realized his entire basket was really ripe and ready. I watched how he had a little steel glass by which he measured and gave me the quantity I asked for. 

I watched his tiny hands at work and I thought  to myself this little  boy should be holding a book to read or write and here was this child ,selling fruits.


I struck a little conversation asking him if he goes to school, he said the last few years there has been no school, although he likes to study but now he is helping him family this way and this is fun too! There was something in the way he said it, that my heart warmed up to him.


Yes he is right, the school of life has a lesson for each of us at every turn.
If we choose to see it so.

Although fate has ordained his life to be so in this now, I blessed him silently from my heart for a better life in time.
I salute the little  boy’s budding entrepreneurial spirit.

💙🙏💙

Savvy

On Humanity

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Matter of Choice

All is a matter of a choice

The choice you decide upon

Paves the way of the future.

Every decision is a choice

That can change the way

Between the yes and the no

Lies the truth of life & living

Between excellence of choice

And mediocrity in the choice.

Savvy


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Fused bulbs

An interesting share

All Fused Bulbs are the Same !
A senior executive retired and shifted from his palatial official quarters to the housing society, where he owned a flat.
He considered himself big and never talked to anyone.
Even while walking in the society park every evening, he ignored others, looking at them with contempt.
One day, it somehow transpired that an elderly person sitting beside him started a conversation, and they continued to meet.
Every conversation was mostly a monologue with the retired executive harping on his pet topic,
Nobody can imagine the big post and high position I held before retirement;
I came here due to compulsions”; and so on, and the other elderly person used to listen to him quietly.
After many days, when the retired executive was inquisitive about others, the elderly listener opened his mouth and said,
After retirement, we are all like fused bulbs.
It does not matter what a bulb’s wattage was, how much light or glitter it gave, after it gets fused.
He continued, “I have been living in this society for the last 5 years and have not told anyone that I was a Member of the Parliament for two terms.
On your right, over there is Vermaji, who retired as General Manager in Indian Railways.
Over there is Singh Saheb, who was a Major General in the Army.
That person sitting on the bench in spotless white dress is Mehraji, who was the chief of ISRO before retirement.
He hasn’t revealed it to anyone, not even to me, but I know.”
All fused bulbs are now the same – whatever its wattage was – 0, 10, 40, 60, 100 watts – it doesn’t matter now.
Neither does it matter what type of bulb it was before it got fused – LED, CFL, Halogen, Incandescent, fluorescent, or decorative.
And that, my friend, applies to you too.
The day you understand this, you will find peace and tranquillity even in this housing society.
The rising sun as well as the setting sun are both beautiful and adorable.
But, in reality, the rising sun gets more importance and adoration, and is even worshipped , whereas the setting sun is not given the same reverence.
It is better to understand this sooner than later.
Our current designation, title and power are not permanent.
Keeping lot of emotions with these things only complicate our life when we lose this one day.
Remember that when the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
Enjoy what you have today . Have a fabulous time ahead….
🙏🙏