Savvy Raj

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Lessons in letting go!

*JUST DROP*

Once a Crow, holding on to a piece of meat was flying to a place to sit & eat peacefully…

However, a flock of Eagles who were flying nearby started chasing it. The crow became scared & anxious. It started flying higher and higher, yet the much stronger eagles were after the poor crow.

Just then “Garuda” saw the plight and pain in the eyes of the crow. Coming closer to the crow, he asked:

“What’s wrong, dear? You seem to be very “disturbed” and in terrible “stress”?”..

The crow cried “Look at these eagles!! They are after me – to kill me”.

Garuda being the bird of wisdom spoke “Oh my friend!! They are not after you to kill you!! In fact, they are after that piece of meat that you are holding tightly in your beak”. Just drop it and see what happens.

The crow followed the advice of Garuda and dropped the piece of meat, and lo & behold..
All the eagles in a mad rush flew towards the falling meat.

Garuda smiled and said “The Pain is only till you hold on to it” Just Drop” it & release the “Pain”..

The crow just bowed and said “Thank You for your wise advice.. I dropped this piece of meat & now, I can fly even higher without tension..”

*There is a message in this story for all of us :*

1. People carry the huge burden called “Ego,” which creates a false identity about oneself, like – ” I am so & so, I should be loved, I need to be respected, I need to be invited.. etc… ..
_Just Drop_ – this silly “Ego” & assumption about yourself & see what happens..

2. People get irritated instantly by “others actions or words” .. It could be anyone – friend, parents, children, colleagues, spouse etc….. and instantly the sparks of Anger get ignited & one starts fuming ..
_Just Drop…._ this senseless “negative feeling” & see what happens..

3. People compare themselves with others.. in beauty, wealth, life style, marks, talent and appraisals and get disturbed & insecure…
forgetting the fact that We must be grateful with what we have … ..”
_Just Drop_…- these silly comparisons, negative emotions & see what happens..

Some people are attached in a negative way to their jobs, their material possessions, their dear ones..which creates more harm than good..

_Just Drop_..detach yourself.. drop the burden of attachment & see what happens..

Probably, that’s the reason why in temples ash (vibuthi) is given to devotees – To constantly remind us.. we are nothing but dust.

*_We have risen from the Dust & unto Dust we shall return.._*

Stories from India


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The letting go



Every person we meet has a story to tell
In there is an understanding that one life is not more important than the other.
Every life has a reason to be.
Life is unique in the way it unfolds
We may never know what the next moment entails
The questions that arise in the living
Are meant to ignite a thought for a reason..

A few lines I wrote on nature perhaps can be mentioned here in this context as well.
Nature has many learnings for us to imbibe
When mountains form it creates its valleys too
Sometimes higher the mountains the deeper its valleys and
What we see from the top of the mountain and what we see from the valley may differ
Both perspectives may exist in the course of life and living
It all depends on where one is moving in the journey of life
Sometimes we find ourselves in depths of despair
And at times in the pinnacle of pleasure.
Both are transient as change is the only constant.
To acknowledge it and move on is hardest to do
For even though we may forgive how can we forget
But the sooner we reckon that life cannot stand still
The faster the recovery, for much is in the awareness…
Love and hate exists side by side
Fear and freedom are in the same moment
Courage comes as a saviour
In the deepest of suffering.
To every question that life throws up in the living
Every Life has its own answers to find in the living.
The trick is in trusting life to give the answers one seeks in its own way.
In between what we choose to let go
And what we choose to hold on
We create our own life in the living.

Savvy


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Art of Knowing


Taking the essence

Is a choice thats yours to take

As life provides the imagery

The experience is enriched

In the way you see it.

You are free to create your truth!

Its all but a vision board

Learn to chart your path

Knowing  what to take

And what to let go!

Make a choice

Choose well!

Savvy



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Wonder of life!

Life is born
Thoughts arise
Creativity spurts
Dreams envisioned
Passions pursued
In hope of dawn.
Yet night falls
Beween the dawns
Some dreams shatter
In the darkness unknown
While some see
The light of day!
And Life is bettered
Such is the circle of life
Flowing in a rhythm
Of its own making!
Every Life chalks it’s path in time
Arrives its meaning for itself
The journey is unparalleled
And uniquely carved.
Such is the very nature of life
And at every moment
One can’t help
But wonder…
Such is the wonder of life!

Savvy


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Your Circle




Who you are becoming

Has much to do with

Who you are being with.

You are bit of all

In between  the Influences

And betwixt the Confluences

Of all the people you meet & interact.




You create yourself 

Carving patterns of your life

With these experiences.

Negate not those who teach you

For learning comes

From all quarters.





Think of  your circle of  life

Pay heed to your circle

Keep it healthy & contribute with grace

Watch it closely and imbibe the good.

Make amends if needed

Rally in strength & power of the circle.

Understand your space in the circle

Choose you circle well!


Savvy




 


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WISDOM OF STILLNESS




I listened  to my heart
Every day
As it shares from within
And I write them out as words
Sometimes as verses
At times its measured
In moderation.
Its a zen moment
For there is clarity
In just a few words shared.


Then there are times

They flow like a river
A torrent in a current
Patterning  itself
In its own making
Words come through me
As if it needs to be spoken
Sharing the sensitivity
Of the moments at hand.
I listen simply with rapt attention
For in the slightest flutter
In every movement in the moments
Or the depth of silence
There is wisdom in the stillness.


Savvy


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Do more

Reach a  little  beyond
Extend a little  more
Move a little  more
Add one more step



As you reach a bit more
Your vision expands
Your understanding improves
Looking back, notice lessons learned



Step up and walk some more
Reach out to help someone
Do more than you think possible
Be generous & grateful,without regrets.


Touch a life,leave a kind word.
Reach out a helping hand,
Extend a heartfelt prayer for another
Share a smile & go make someone’s day!
Savvy


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On Constant Anger

Constant anger
Is but a telltale sign
Of never feeling good enough
About things and the self or others.
It is a way of shielding wounds
That simply have yet to heal.
Anger patterns itself
Quickly into unhealthy ways
Of abusing the self & others
Rooted in fear
In feelings of lack
Of love and worth.

A deeply seated emotion
Of feeling love is only conditional
Striving for a need…
A need for perfection
A need for invulnerability
A need to be right all the time
A need to never be wrong
Such a state of mind is exhausting
Families and friends
Pay the price of such a behaviour
Wounding the self and others.

Yes Anger too is a part of you
It comes from you
It is expressing
Itself seeking help
As it feels quite helpless
Though you may support not the anger
But suppress it never!
But try to hear the inner voice
Its saying something perhaps
About fear,hurt, loss & lack of love.

Numbing it down
With food and drinks
Is never the answer
Healing is a journey
In understanding
With empathy
Unearth the roots
By Self supportable
Sustainable ways
To recover from the pain
Once for all.

Reclaim the joy in your life’s journey
U owe it to yourself
For this is your one life
Choose to live it well!

Savvy


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A matter of tuning…


When sounds begin too feel like music
Life takes on a new meaning.

Breathing into the songs of soul

All is a matter of fine tuning
Music makes my spirit come alive
Melodies can make me sing along
Rhythms can make my heart dance
The beats can  get my feet moving…

What about you?
How do you relate with music?
Do you have a favorite  type of music?
What is the music of your soul like?

Savvy


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Unshackled Souls



Cage not the heart

Of those who dream of the yonder

Beyond the clouds, over the hills

Far across the horizon their soul

belongs.

Savvy


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Nature: The Great Balancing Act!

Anything you want
You intend deeply
And it materializes
In one way or another.

Anything you lose
Stay aware
And it comes around
In form or another.



So trust, it comes to you
What to you is due
So grieve not, your losses
Recognize your true wealth.

It is the very nature of Nature
To be the great balancer
To know when to rise and fall.
To know when to give and take.
To maintain the equilibrium.
Savvy


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Happy Plays



It is a talent  to know
How to play.
It is also a talent  to know
How to be happy.

Life is joyfully lived
In these very moments
Cultivate happy  talents
Learn to play happy 😊

Live life lovingly!

Savvy


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The ‘Now’ Matters!


This space between  the past and future

It could  be a moment , an instant  or a day..

Simply centering  without  distractions

It’s all in this here and now…

Energy  flows where the attention  is!


In this space of between  and betwixt

Is where there is no time

For it is irrelevant.

And what matters is this Now!

Savvy


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On Seeing

When you look at other people through a lens of compassion and understanding rather than judgment and jealousy, you are better able to see them for what they are—human beings.” ~ Unknown

The way we see the world

Changes our experiences

Lesser expectations

Greater contentment

Lesser assumptions & doubt

Greater trustfulness

Lesser hopelessness

Greater possibility

Lesser the complexity

Greater the clarity.

Savvy


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The Way Forward


The way forward
Is in our hearts
All we need
Rests within!

“Dare to do what you most love …
the universe paves the way and how.”💙

Savvy