Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


On Interconnectedness

The strength of the interconnects run deeper than we can fathom.

We are much more interweaved and interdependent than we realise.

And the sooner we realize how much we need to coexist, the better we will be.

Savvy


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Kindness works

Kindness is a gift of the being.

Kindness alters the thoughts and deeds

Where kindness manifests life evolves for the better.

Kindness is another face of grace and gratitude.

Kindness powers the being positively.

Kindness serves life in all subtlety from the heart.

Be kind where ever you are and whenever you can…

And its totally possible.

Would you be a little kinder than necessary?

For kindness kindles the human spirit to be better.

Kindness works.

Savvy


Art of Acceptance

True learning happens when we realize we are the teacher and we are the student.

And life teaches the greatest lessons without anyone uttering a word or at times in just the sheer presence of a good soul.

Likewise as we live from our heart and open ourselves to realization and acceptance of new possibilities… true living happens!

Savvy


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Beyond Judgments


Art of living 




Truth is
Life thrives 
In nature

All we need to do
Is to not stunt
But let it bloom.

Only remember
To Nurture life
Move beyond judgements

Without  discrimination
What emerges will be
The truth of the being.

As it was
As it was
As it is
Meant to be!

Savvy









Especially for you

I went to a hotel. After seeing the menu ordered some food .

After 20 minutes a group of youngsters around 10 people came n sat at the next table and ordered their food.

It arrived in a short while and they started eating speaking very loudly and shouting amongst themselves.

One of them noticed me and said ridiculousy that he is having good contacts in that hotel, hence food was served to them immediately and they need not wait like beggars .

I felt insulted and felt like cancelling my order. I called the waiter to do so.

The waiter told me quietly, sir ,your order is very special to us . So our chief chef is making it specially for you. Their order was prepared by our trainee chefs in a hurry as ur food is getting ready by our chief chef.

So I waited patiently for some more time.

In a short while 6 bearers brought special food which I never ordered and I was given royal treatment of very rich food. I was perplexed.

The hotel owner was my school friend . He saw me as I entered. He wanted to surprise me. He changed my simple meal to a rich one and instructed the kitchen to give me a royal treat before meeting me.

The group at the next table saw the service given to me and looked at me in wonderment.

That is life. Some will laugh at us pinpointing our inabilities and ridicule us showing off their wealth, power and happiness.

We may feel sad and disheartened thinking in spite of our hard work and sincerity we never get the breakthrough. Sometimes we get depressed so much that we start to think there is no meaning in this life.

Do not worry.
The owner of the world, the chief chef is preparing something specially for us. Hence He makes us wait as it takes time. His plan for is special and only He can plan it.

So we have to wait patiently, doing our duties, till his special menu is served to us. When it comes those who looked down at us and ridiculed will have no word to say.

Stay blessed and enjoy your day
Believe in God.
No one and nothing can prevent what is due to us . It will come at the right time as He has Planned.

A share translated by my mother from a Tamil story.


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Why empathy matters in offices?

A young newly appointed Hr manager in a company, when told about the company’s plan to induct empathy-based training for the employees, questions the founder why to invest on people when they may not stick around, speaks much about the necessity for such training.

Her question was more about cutting cost incurred per employee, but the management was looking at a larger picture. If through these training humane interactions can become a norm than a chance happening, the overall retention of employees will cut the costs of hiring them.

The value of empathy as part of work culture across the world is spreading far and wide.

Many times a leader can show empathy in one situation but not consistently.

An awareness of what empathetic behaviour can alter in conversations is worth knowing. In fact, every employee can benefit from life skills training which includes empathetic communication.

How can employees be taught Empathy as a life skill?

Tools of Empathy can be practiced in all office settings. Management can take initiative in settings precedents to practice than preach . This ensures faster retention and greater scope of emulation.

Senior managers can adopt skill sets that are conducive to the implementation of empathy at the workplace.

1: Good Listening skills Creates a feeling that they are being heard.

2: Empathy is about taking into consideration another’s point of view in a non-judgemental manner.

3: Giving time and attention to employees increases communication and productivity.

4: Mindfulness increases at the workplace as employees begin to be aware of each other. Strength and weaknesses are mutually balanced and supported in cooperation.

5: Helps in conflict resolutions and negotiations and trust-building and thereby improving teamwork and collaboration.

Savvy


Heart & Mind

When the heart is willing the mind is opened.
When the mind is acknowledging, the heart is at ease.

All is a matter of tuning…

Between the heart and the mind.

Savvy