Savvy Raj

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Life & living

Every life has a unique story.

Every living has a unique pathway

Savvy

Whenever I come across a heart touching action, a prose ,a poem or an empowering story, I will be sharing it here in this series…

Some people make the world a hopeful place by their thoughts words and deeds…

Some people, tell it like it is without mincing anything.

And the truth in all its profound simplicity tugs your heartstrings…

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-beautiful-balance-between-courage-and-fear-cara-e-yar-khan#review

This is the story of Cara Khan whose sense of spirit & adventure made her dare the seemingly impossible …

Cara E. Yar Khan is an international human rights advocate promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities within all facets of society.

Thank you my dear friend Ali Anani, for it was you who shared the above Ted talk link and suggested I share a few thoughts on her.

I dedicate these following verses to her daring spirit and dancing soul!

Life is

Inexplicable uncertainty in the now

Undefinable strength in the moment

Unimaginable challenges that arise

Infinite possibilities in the potential

Unstoppable hope in the living

Be it in strength or inspite of weakness

No matter the threats or unexpected opportunities

Life shapes and moulds in experience

Be it the desires, wants or needs

Life is a journey unto itself

Life is a circle in the living.


In salute to the very courageous Cara E. Yar Khan
Her inspirational life story is an epitome of the magic of living a bigger bolder and yet a purpose driven life,
In her I see the verve, and enthusiasm in pursuit  of her Passions
and her drive towards her Purpose
as much as the Perseverance to attain it.
And when these 3 Ps combine, success is bound to manifest itself.
What matters is that she ignored what was preposterous and dared to dream.

Ignore the naysayers
You have one life
Live it well
Give it the best you have got!

Keep the faith in trust and self belief
Let go of illusions of less in assumptions
You have everything  you need within you
In daring beyond doubts &fear
Living life lovingly!

Truly nothing is insurmountable
There is in you, the power
That manifests when you need it most
You may not know the strength
And capabilities that you are carrying.
But it is always there with you
Simply trust in yourself
To be there for you!
You are more than enough for you!

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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Igniting Thoughts, Sparking Imagination

A thought is a full circle 
From synapse to the sensing 
It travels beyond spaces and back 
Symbol of life in the buzzing.

In the circle of life and living
Arises sparks of thinking in the sensing
Many thoughts may come and go,
Sometimes structured & logical,
At times they disappear in a moment
Yet some thoughts  leave imprints in time.

As thoughts keep on arising
These dots of thoughts shape into patterns
Emitting in the strength of momentum
To countless circles of thoughts in the propelling.

Think well Imagine the good!

Savvy


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On Laughter

Laugh as much as you breathe

For laughter is a great healer

Laughter strengthens and protects you

For laughter is a stress buster.

Laughter can diminish & relieve pain

And renews the spirit with energy.

Laugh to lighten the day’s worries

Laugh to relax the muscles.

Laugh to infuse good energies

Laugh as much as you can….

For laughter can shift perspective

Make the moods lighter

When you laugh you brighten this now.

So keep smiling ,find your inner child

Every breath every day!

Savvy


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Choice rests with you!

Every now presents you with a choice

To be & do what you can

Every moment is full of potential

To engage with possibilities

Truly there is much more beyond

To know and understand

Every thing begins with a choice

And the choice rests with you.

Savvy


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Life in the living

Life is

Inexplicable Uncertainty in the now

Undefinable Strength in the moment

Unimaginable challenges that arise

Infinite possibilities in the potential

Unstoppable hope in the living

Be it in Strength or weakness

Threats to opportunities

Life shapes and moulds in experience

Be it desires, wants or needs

Life is a journey unto itself

Life is a circle in the living.

Savvy


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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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A Sufi Tale

A Sufi Tale:
A merchant from Baghdad entered a Sufi’s shop, which had essence jars on the shelves.
Marveling at the beauty of the place, he asked, “Sir, what is sold here?”
The Sufi replied, “The gifts of God”.

The merchant was surprised with the answer, & asked, “And how much do they cost?”
“Nothing, here all is for free”, said the Sufi, observing carefully, that the traveller could see the labels: “Jugs of Love”; “Jars of Faith”; “Packages of Hope”.

The merchant said, “A big jug of love, all the packages of hope & three jars of faith for me, my friends & my family”.

The Sufi carefully prepared the order & handed him a small box.
Surprised, the merchant exclaimed, “But, but…. how can everything I have asked for, be in this tiny box?”

Smiling, the Sufi replied, “In God’s store, we do not sell fruits, only seeds. You have to sow them.
🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽


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In synch

When what you say
And what you do
Are congruent
The effect of your words & deeds
Radiates all around you in resonance.


It’s no wonder then that
In a world that seems so dissonant
Words and deeds need to synch.
In harmony of such synchrony
Faith and trust meet belief
And that’s what makes all the difference.

Savvy


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Why save bees?

Image credits Social Media

Perfect pollinators
Supporting the ecosystems
From wild flowers to food crops


For Interconnections run deep
With the plant and animal kingdom
As much as with all of life and living.

Its said, if bees become extinct as a species
We humans will cease to be, in just four years

They not only produce the nectar of life
Bees sustain the delicate balance
Of the environment of our world.

Savvy


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Illusory Perceptions

Power of suggestions

Shapes our perceptions

Perspectives are formed

Associations are conjured

What is , is not all.

Such is the illusions in the perceptions

Savvy


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Pathway to Sanity

Life can challenge us in the living

Each moment can throw us into a maze

That we need to go figure for ourselves 

Personally speaking…

I turn to self reflection and solitude  walking in contemplative introspection, when I need to rebalance  and align myself , as in doing so I am able to understand and reconsider how difficult it has been, given the circumstances and I comfort myself by acknowledging that I have done my best.

I am grateful for this ability to write  and paint my heart away, and express myself through arts, just as much as being kinder and compassionate with myself.  For in every such moment,  I am learning  to be a better me.

I also find great solace in meditative movements and soulful dancing that help me bounce back to normalcy.

In difficult times what keeps you sane?

Savvy


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Time to regenerate

Night is a time of  regeneration
In acknowledgement of a pause
Of the need  for rest and recovery
As the day blesses us with a night
Own the time to sense the rejuvenation
Slip into bliss of sleep,
In the oblivion of darkness
That slowly descends  on us all
Just be , knowing  the night gives in to dawn
In a few hours more…
Be wise to unwind  and unshackle.
Touch base with your soulspace
Refresh your entire being
To look forward and greet dawn again  in hope

Savvy


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Dance of Nature


There is dance

In every leaf and flower

In every bud and bloom

In every twig and tree

In every turn and twist

Of nature’s creation.

There is the grace of uniqueness

Of wisdom beyond compare

All knowing, all pervading

To this Omnipresence …
I bow in Gratitude to this Grace.🙏

Savvy