Savvy Raj

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Verses in flow… Day 1

I am starting an experimental journey and would like to invite you to be a part of it.

Everyday for the next seven days I will be writing and sharing a few verses in flow that you can choose to continue as well. Would love to explore the connection in what evolves through the week and see the interweaves in the interconnects.

Day 1 Truth

Everything has a beginning
Nothing can materialize
Out of nowhere.
The beginning holds the truths

Acceptance is the key
To the entire journey.
Make peace with it, make amends
It helps smoothen the ends.

Savvy


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Pool of Peace

Sharing my artwork here with my musings on Peace.

In the forest of your mind
Wanders many creatures
Of thoughts,
Great and small
Playing the game
Vying for attention
Fighting for Survival
To be heard and to be listened to
To be acted upon and manifest itself.

Your history and future
Dancing a tango with each other
In this present moment
But in-between and betwixt…

There is a space of quiet
Of all pervading calm
Within lies a lake of stillness
Or call it a pool of peace.

A watering hole of wisdom
A centering space of simplicity
As all illusory creations of the mind
Partake in a regeneration.

As the thoughts refresh themselves
The mind collects itself once more
All is Serene and tranquil inches now
Peace pools in and life evolves…

Savvy


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Sounds of silence

Seek not stillness
Embody it.

Search not silence
Sense it

Silence speaks
Be still.

Stillness moves you
Feel it.

Breath in stillness
Pray in silence

Own your stillness
Choose silence

Silence resonates

Keep listening

It is Peaceful.

Savvy


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Two sides

Interestingly…

I came across both these images almost in the span of a single day!

Like the mirror has two faces

Everything that is , is not all

There are two sides

To everything

That exists…

What I pay attention

Grows with conviction

What I wish to disown

Diminishes to perish.

As this tree of life

Is taking roots

Growing branches

And shaping itself…

Yet the Choice

What to feed

And what to starve

The fate and future

Of two sides of my life

Solely rests with me.

Savvy


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Dream on…

You may not get everything you dream about, but you will never get anything you don’t dream about.”
– William James

The Power of Your Dreams

Makes the subconscious

A conscious reality.

Dare to dream

Selflessly with all of you!

To create a life

Of beautiful moments!

Savvy


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Ocean of Oneness

In the vastness of the ocean

Of our beautiful mind

Our thoughts come and go

Like the waves along the way!

All of our thoughts

Which are so full of self

Of what to do

Of how to achieve and accomplish

Makes us centered on getting!

When our thoughts

Begin to shift

To include the rest

In goodwill and trust

For the benefit of all…

The self finds joy

Of giving in gratitude

Thoughts become expansive

As the truth of oneness

Truly manifests itself

Savvy


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Being all that you can be!

The way we begin to see the world

Our world shapes itself accordingly

Lets choose to be all that we can be

Cause we can be definitely more

Than what choose to believe…

Lets never feel…

Stuck in the moment

Let care to reach beyond knowing

To consciously expand and align

Our deepest intentions in goodwill.

Lets begin to see the good we have

As well as share that good with others…

Life will begin to become lighter

And we will get wings to fly!

Lets reach our dreams

And create some more…

Remember, all of this can be done

By nobody else but us!

Be all that you can be.

Savvy


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Illusion of Diversity



I happened to chance upon a captivating spectacle in the sky… calmly painting itself in pastel shades on one end and enticingly swathed in all the vividity of  the brightest orange hues, all in single frame. I was enthralled and joyfully captured the moment.

Here are few musings…



Same piece  of sky

That  we see everyday

Makes us gasp in delight

Every other day

Showing a new side

Painting the canvas

With vivid color and hues

Patterning itself in a dance

What ever the sky shows

We believe its the truth

Perhaps  there is much more

In all its alluring textures…


A piece of sky

Makes you assume
 
The time of the day

But the perspective shifts,

When you create a barrier in-between

That divides the sky

Into  distinctive diverse  parts.





We begin to see the differences

We begin to pick our favorites

Colours tones,hues and tints

Associating with  the shapes in the sky

Deducing  patterns and patches

Divided in our choices.



How illusory  can it get?

Completely forgetting

Almost disregarding

From one end to another

All is part of the same sky!


What we see, is not all

What is all, is not seen!

Savvy


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Its all in the mind




Such is the power
Of
Mind over matter

We are so very gullible
And
So very vulnerable.


Illness of mind
Seems
To be more, than of the body.

In this illusory world
Let
The mind play its magic

Let us all heal and recover from fear
Truly
Move on to find a way out!

Savvy


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WHO ARE YOU?

Here is a beautiful story from India…

During one of his travels, Kalidasa (the Great Poet) felt very thirsty and looked around for water. He saw a woman drawing water from a well.

He went up to her and asked her for water. She agreed to give him water, but asked him, “Who are you? Introduce yourself.”

Now Kalidasa thought that an ordinary village woman was not worthy of knowing who Kalidasa was. So he said, “I am a traveller.”

But his lady replied, “In this world there are only 2 travellers – the Sun and the Moon. Both Rise and Set every day and keep travelling perpetually.”

Then Kalidasa said, “Alright then, I am a guest.” The lady promptly replied, “In this world there are only 2 guests – Youth and Wealth … both are temporary and hence can only be called as guests.”

Intrigued Kalidasa said, “I am a Tolerant person (sahansheel vyakti).” Now the lady replied, “In this world only 2 truly know the meaning of Tolerance – Bhoomi (Earth) and Tree. How much ever you stamp the earth or throw stones at the tree (for the fruits), both continue to nurture us.”

Now Kalidasa was completely perplexed. He said, “Fine. I am a stubborn person (hatavaadi).” The lady smiled and said, “There are only 2 truly stubborn personalities – our nails and our hair. We keep cutting them non-stop, but they continue to grow.”

Kalidasa had been patient so far, but now in anger he said, “I am a fool”. Now the lady gave a wide smile and said, “There are only 2 kinds of fools in this world – a King who rules without having any capability or knowledge & a Minister who is a sycophant to such a King and lavishes praises on such a useless king.”

Kalidasa realised that he had been outsmarted. He fell at the feet of the lady and when he touched her feet and then got up, whom did he see?

Mother Saraswati – the Goddess of Learning and Wisdom. She said, “Kalidasa, you are wise. But only if you know yourself do you become a Manushya (human being). A person without any awareness of self has not reached the pinnacle of being a Human.

Note:
The Guru who recounted this story in His Teachings said, “Children should become a Manushya & know themselves. More than teaching them how to earn more money and become rich, parents should teach them to become aware of themselves and become better Human beings.

Wouldn’t you agree?

What do you think of this ancient story and its relevance to our education today?

How far have we really come with the so called knowledge?

What legacy will we really be leaving behind for our children tomorrow?

When can we bridge this growing gap between learning for knowledge and learning for understanding?

How can we transform our methods of education where we educate not just the mind but also the human heart?

For the truth is that…

Humanity needs us all to be humane more than ever before to survive!

Savvy


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A REASON TO BE… Part 2

When you type the word ego…

Ego

a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.
“he needed a boost to his ego”

  • the part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity.
  • PHILOSOPHY
    (in metaphysics) a conscious thinking subject.

    A few musings…

Ego & the Dance of Buoyancy

In the case of a human being
The ego is a dance of buoyancy
In the weight of thoughts words & deeds
The being is able to function optimally.
As long as the effect is balanced all is well.
If there is too much flutter
Its perhaps the behavior is creating a stir…

In every human interaction
A discomfort or a delight, talks of ego at play.
Is the ego that is overwhelming
An ego that is self sustaining?

Or is it Self destructing?

All depends on the movements
The trick is to continually balance oneself to stay afloat
Ego is both a boon & the bane of life.

If it is too less life becomes unobservable
If it is too much life becomes unbearable
Life is a dance of buoyancy
Of balancing the ego at play
Every thing has a reason to be.

Savvy


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A reason to be

Every thing has a reason to be

Air and Space Water Form
All elements of being
This beautiful world of ours
Blesses us much
So much gratitude
For these elements of life.
We are born of it and we need it to survive

Every thing has a reason to be

The river of time
The water that flows
The shape of things
The spaces we occupy
The air that we breathe
All matters for life and living.

We breathe air to live in space
This air that we breathe
We often take for granted
This air is the gift of earth around us.
We need to value its presence
We need to keep it pure and clean
For what we breathe we are
For our actions depend upon it.

A ship floats in water
Not just because of buoyancy
But because there is air tight space
A space that contains air
A space that aids the displacement
A space that balances the weight
A space that lightens the load
The shape makes a difference
In the way the weight is carried
The shape of the ship makes it float.
Displacing water equal to its weight
Helping it to stay afloat.

Archimedes’ principle, physical law of buoyancy, discovered by the ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes, stating that any body completely or partially submerged in a fluid (gas or liquid) at rest is acted upon by an upward, or buoyant, force, the magnitude of which is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body. The volume of displaced fluid is equivalent to the volume of an object fully immersed in a fluid or to that fraction of the volume below the surface for an object partially submerged in a liquid. The weight of the displaced portion of the fluid is equivalent to the magnitude of the buoyant force. The buoyant force on a body floating in a liquid or gas is also equivalent in magnitude to the weight of the floating object and is opposite in direction; the object neither rises nor sinks. For example, a ship that is launched sinks into the ocean until the weight of the water it displaces is just equal to its own weight. As the ship is loaded, it sinks deeper, displacing more water, and so the magnitude of the buoyant force continuously matches the weight of the ship and its cargo.

https://www.britannica.com/science/Archimedes-principle

Contd…

Savvy


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Way of being

You show who you are

By the way you treat people…

Especially those who in a way

Have done wrong by you

Who didn’t treat you good

Who were nasty and mean

Who were happy by your loss

Especially these people

Treat them as well as others

Share goodwill from your heart ❤

Without expectations, be kind

Even with the most critical

They will come around.

Just trust in yourself

And your way of being.

Savvy


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On Leadership

 

 Here are my musings to support the

Qualities of a Leader mentioned by the esteemed and the honourable Dr Abdul Kalam Azad.
All these are valuable qualities in leadership.

A Visionary:

Without knowing where to lead the followers how can a leader execute his plan?

Equanimity

Without being able to be balanced in equanimity in both actions and attitude, how can a leader be able to ride the storms and manifest the changes in the challenges?

Nobility

Without enabling the heart and mind to be transparent to each other, how can a leader be synched in the decisions taken?

An Explorer

Without being open to an explorer’s mindset how can the leadership survive in this cutthroat world?

A decision maker

Without a focused approach and timely decisions taken with courage  how can leadership  know what to do ahead?

Integrity:
Without a sense of honesty and morality  how can the leader lead others?


And I love the wisdom in these words. For this is what to me, is the sign of a great leader.


Savvy


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Breathe in Peace

You have it in you

The choice of what to do

You are your own master

You are capable to choose

What you want to do

You need to own who you are

Your passion, your purpose

Your life, your breath

Then you will breathe in peace

As you begin to own your own breath.

Savvy