Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Life Management

Tenets of life and living.

Honesty speaks the truth of Integrity

Simplicity speaks of true abundance.

Courtesy extended speaks of true power.

Silence speaks much, without a sound.

Savvy


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If not now then when?

If not now then when…
Will we distinguish the need and want
For between them is a line of balance
To understand in awareness
To acknowledge in understanding
Some needs are common to life & living.
But wants are more specific in nature.
The motivation of these wants
Is both intrinsic and extrinsic
Some wants are by nature
And some wants are formed in nurture.

To be motivated towards thinking
Of what to have and let go in time
Is a matter of discernment
In conscious consideration
A matter of introspection
To bring about waves of changes in action.
Moving beyond the apparent realities
It’s a matter of awareness of the imprints
Of life and living…
A subject of substantial deliberation
Not too common a pathway.
And yet an offbeat road leads to surprising revelations

Savvy


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Keep the faith!

Every moment can bring
Its own share of challenges
Sometimes in situations beyond hope.
And you are left with decisions to make.

When unfairness is met
With hope and faith
Life turns around
Yes everyone is challenged

In one way or another
But the wisdom in the challenge
Is to use these challenges
As stepping stones
To your success.

Life is changing
Every minute
Life is never the same
Its ok to wait and lie a little low

You need to trust nature
To move and shift things
What was lost is gained again
What was your deepest pain
Becomes a point of pleasure

Change is the only constant
My friend
Move beyond these limitations
Of this now
There is so much more to envision
So much more to accomplish.

Life is meant to flow!

Savvy


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Learning from a free spirit



Today I write about my dear and very loving father…

Perhaps the most uncomplicated man.

A paragon of the free spiritedness of a child.

He has an uncanny ability to be happy like a child.

What he desires are little things like a child.

Yes, he knows how to get what he  desires

But the happiness he feels & expresses, in the most ordinary things

That is his blessing of simplicity.


Life can be an epitome of adventure and adaptability.

It can challenge you & test your resilience & reserves

But to be able to be in touch with the inner child in you.

No matter how  life takes its toll on you

Is the strength in the vulnerability.



I dedicate these musings today to my eternally ‘young at heart’ father.

For from him, I have imbibed many beautiful learnings
Will share three, especially relevant here…

  • To be able to find happiness in the ordinary things.
  • To be able to stay hopeful, light & positive, no matter the density in the moment.
  • To think well of all and make way for happy thoughts and share goodwill.

  • God Bless You Dad!

    Savvy






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    On Giving





    We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa


    Love these words by Mother Teresa, a kind soul that showed the way of kindness in giving.

    Every single selfless act in devotion leaves the world feeling a little better than before…

    Yes there is much to do
    To make our world better
    There is so much left to improve
    Sometimes we are full of doubts
    About can we ever do enough
    Is what we share  or do,  right at all?






    No matter the doubts  simply share
    With all your heart ❤
    You are meant to do much, much more
    Than what you can even imagine.
    You will find yourself along the way.
    Share your gifts with joy in giving.
    And fulfil your purpose of being.

    Savvy



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    On Adapting


    Every time you find yourself
    In a bit of a tussle
    You need to adapt to the situation

    A little bit of flexibility
    Goes a long way
    Where you bend but do not break.


    Like the reed of grass
    That bows down with grace
    In the wind of changes.

    Like water that flows to fit in
    Until it shapes unto & settles itself
    Like a lithe cat that braces itself in a fall.


    This ability  to turn adversity
    On its toes and dance with it
    Is a valuable  lifeskill.

    This quality of adaptability
    The way you adapt, adjust or modify
    Says much about you as a person.


    It speaks of your capacity
    To be receptive to new ideas
    And new ways of thinking

    To step out of the box.
    And perceive with fresh eyes.
    Without prejudice.

    To understand what is feasible
    To be willing to respond  than react
    To the changes, in flexibility.



    And the ability to be non judgmental
    Speaks of your unflappable nature.

    In responding with composure.

    Adaptability is a necessary skill
    To overcome any situation in life
    To adapt is to survive.


    Savvy


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    Reflect



    Grasp nothing
    That you cannot reflect
    Take nothing
    That you cannot  give
    Covet nothing
    That you cannot share.


    Expect nothing
    That you cannot let go
    Become like a mirror
    Reflect the light!
    Shine your truth!

    Savvy


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    Pearls of wisdom

    For any person who is much too stressed or confused at the moment…do read this.

    A rare conversation between Krishna & Today’s Arjun. Read it loud to family,
    it’s one of the best message I have come across…

    1. Arjun :- I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.
    Krishna:- *Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free.*

    2. Arjun :- Why has life become complicated now?
    Krishna :- *Stop analyzing life… It makes it complicated. Just live it.*

    3. Arjun :- Why are we then constantly unhappy?
    Krishna :- *Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.*

    4. Arjun :- Why do good people always suffer?
    Krishna :- *Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.*

    5. Arjun :- You mean to say such experience is useful?
    Krishna :- *Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. It gives the test first and the lessons later.*

    6. Arjun :- Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…
    Krishna:- *If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.*

    7. Arjun :- Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?
    Krishna:- *Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.*

    8. Arjun :- In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
    Krishna :- *Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.*

    9. Arjun :- What surprises you about people?
    Krishna :- *When they suffer they ask, “why me?” When they prosper, they never ask “Why me?”*

    10. Arjun :- How can I get the best out of life?
    Krishna:- *Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.*

    11. Arjun :- One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
    Krishna:- *There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.*

    Stay blessed and
    Stay Happy Always…..!!!


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    Infinity

    Truth of life

    Every horizon once reached

    Reveals another beckoning at a distance

    There is always something more…

    Across and beyond the goals you reach.

    The horizon beckons as it unfolds.

    The magnitude of space & possibilities

    To discover and understand

    To explore and learn

    That life is a journey

    Of infinite horizons!

    Savvy


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    Embody Love

    My personal mantra…

    Live the life you love and love the life you live!

    What happens when you embody love…

    You reinforce the power of trust

    You reiterate the value of life

    You reinstate respect for life

    Every life that is powered by love

    Is tuned into deeper consciousness

    Knowing there is always something more…

    Than just the superficial nature.

    Threaded interconnects that runs across

    In this web of life and living.

    Love connects us all

    As we embody love

    All roads leads home.

    Such is the path of love.

    Embody love!

    Savvy


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    Celebration of Independence

    May we always dance in independence and freedom.

    May we tune ourselves to connect with joys in tandem 

    May we always remember and value great souls lost in martyrdom 

    May we acknowledge that the strength in the interdependence is never random 

    May we always respect our roots and learn to follow our inner wisdom 🙂  

    Happy Independence Day to all Indians all over the world!

    Savvy Raj


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    You Can!

    Painting & Artwork by Savvy Raj

    You Can!

    If you only could see the myriad patterns and colors of life you will live to create

    If you could believe in the vividity of the moment

    If you could only sense the magic that 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.

    You can!

    Savvy


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    Life and living

    Yesterday evening as I went out walking I couldnt help notice the stark reality that stares at us . In people around us!

    Often find there are more grim faces out in the world with tension written all over in their body language.

    A serious disposition, drooping shoulders downward or vacant gaze, clenched teeth or fist , tight jaw. People think twice before smiling or making eye contact.

    Or on the other extreme… every one these days seems more connected to their mobiles than ever. And when they are asked to come back to reality there is a gap in awareness. People are overwhelmed by this divide that is happening all around us.

    Life need not be overwhelming all the time. Perhaps a few personal perspectives need a shift.

    Life and living

    Life is easier when

    • You make friends with your past.
    • You realize you create happiness.
    • You stop your overthinking.
    • You realize time heals it all.
    • You live and let live.
    • Your avoid passing judgements.
    • You begin to start smiling more.

    Would be happy to hear more of what makes life easier for you…Do feel free to share of what you think can make life easy!

    Savvy

    We are…

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    On faith and trust

    Sometimes in the chaos of confusion
    In the depth of our vulnerabilities
    We find our inner resilience
    In the spaces between our steps

    And when that happens
    Nothing can keep us down
    For we rise and resurrect ourselves
    Out of nowhere somehow

    All we need to do is to… Keep the faith!
    For life has many glorious plans Awaiting us… Trust in providence.
    It will help us on our way!

    Savvy Raj