The motto …”Behave with others as you would want them behave with you ”is a great way to live life developing a reflective and compassionate attitude and is essential to evolving in the being. The very purpose of life’s experiences is to transform for the better, however our perspectives are often the manifest of our experiences…
A strong focus towards career and finances is no doubt important as well as necessary for life but extending beyond the self is about caring to see beyond the illusions of limited existence.
Every birth is a manifestation of hope love and care for life itself. To live denying it with overtly materialistic motives amounts to nothing at all … as in the end none can ever carry their hoardings and ferry it across. Materialistic life must give way to a more meaningful existence… that’s the way of life as it goes.
The most successful people on earth care about their journey than just the incentives…they enjoy their learning and sharing despite their obstacles because they look out to adding meaning to their lives.
As we respect life and value it enough to care for it , gradually there is the realization that we are never alone .. and that being self centered never works.
Life is meant to be lived with love and care not just to exist.
Life is like a book
Every page may look the same
But holds a different reason to be
Every page has its own meaning.
Layered in words and symbols
Contexts that assume clarity
Once the book is read
Messages unbound itself through words.
Peel through the layers
Life stares at you in a heartbeat
All the same.
Yet pull back the layers
Mired in perceptions
Caked in personna
Smudged in ego
Made up with assumptions
Life assumes many forms
Shaping itself in the circumstances
Each unique and distinctive
In impressions and expressions.
Neither can it be replaced nor duplicated
Nature and nurture
Have their own role to play
In the circle of life
Judge not another as you are
For every life churns out
A different truth
Of it’s own existence.
Life is in the living.
Sharing a beautiful message from this incident.
Nearby, a building construction work was going on.
Lots of poor labourers were working there and their small children used to hold on to one another’s shirt and play “train-train”.
Someone would become the engine and others would become bogies.
Every day, these children used to take turns becoming the engine and bogies.
But, there was one small boy wearing only a half pant who used to hold one small green *cloth* in his hand and become the guard daily.
So, once I went to him and asked him ..”son, don’t u also wish to become an engine or a bogie some time?”
He softly replied, “Sir , I don’t have a shirt to wear so how will the other children catch me to make the train?
I could see the slight wetness in his eyes.
But, it gave me a lesson…. he could have cried and sat at home and abused his parents for not affording to buy him a shirt.
But instead, he chose another way to play and enjoy himself..
In life, we don’t get all things we desire and we keep complaining ..
I dont have a bike, I don’t have car , I don’t have this or that etc…
Life is like that ….we need to make it beautiful and be grateful for what we have ..🙏🏼
*HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE*
Life is in the way we see it!
Gentleness is not a weakness.
Infact it requires much mustering of strength.
The one who has seen pain enough
Has two paths before him laid
One of revenge and hate for that which he endured
Or a path of understanding that gentleness is the way
Through winds of misfortune and misgivings
The path of the heart leads to awakenings in awareness.
Of feeling the suffering in empathy for fellow beings.
What we endure today may have been endured by someone before
So why not create a path of compassion
Knowing change begins with you.
What makes a face interesting?
A Face is a canvas
For emotion to play upon
Providing and hiding the clues
To what is in the heart and mind.
A face creates the first impression
At times face can decide and seal the deal
Sometimes a face can charm you
And hold you in its sway.
Faces conjure an imaginary perspective
Of the nature of the entire person
Faces can at times convey
There is more than what meets the eye.
Some faces are arresting
No not just because of their beauty
But because there is an angle
To the structure so intriguing
Deep set eyes, an upturned mouth
Jovial smile , creases & laugh lines
Or a tense brow and wrinkled temple
Sqauare jawline or dimpled cheeks.
The list is endless like creation itself
But do know, there is always a story
Behind every face that we see
And that’s what makes it interesting.
Every face is unique by its own right
Faces can mask a million emotions
In a facade of appearances
But the body never lies, its movements gives it all away.
Lookout for all the subtle signs
A twitch here and a gaze there
A wide smile that never reaches the eyes
Or a vacant stare out in the yonder…
All said and done
There is much that intrigues in a face
For it takes you to that special place
In reflections of the truth in the illusions .
Deeper the depth of the background
The subject comes into the foreground
Value the contrasts for what they are
As they allow the focus on what you see
To develop the quality of appreciation
Is to understand the strength of every now.
Witness the light of this now shine on brightly.
Learn to see the light in the darkest of dark.
Let infinite abundance of appreciation
fill your heart.
Intend for the best
Reflect on the good
Be filled with the grace of hope!
Positive reflections can alter the course of our lives while turning around the life experiences. It is often how we see things that makes a big difference.
When the moments in life are so sweet that… the little voice in your head says …’it cant last ‘…
Just care enough to tell yourself, ‘Maybe its about to get better….💖😊💖
Change, the one that never changes
Is Nature’s way of continuing the Eternal cycle of life and death.
The Infinite Cosmic Energy, being the Eternal Centre
Changes keep on happening
In every atom, molecule, particle, and cell.
Thus widening the horizon,
From Invisible subtle to Visible gross.
Creation and destruction, a part of this change,
The various cycles of Life and seasons
Changing monotony to a variety
In mind and matter.
Colours and moods transient, every moment.
Wondering in awe to the moment next.
Dwell not in the past,
Fret not the Future,
Never to lose the Magic of the Present.
Each moment a new me is born.
Be present to cherish the Present.
Be aware n awake to witness
The blossom of bud to fragrant flower.
‘Your poems become my muse’. 😊.
This is what I received from my mother this morning after she read my yesterday’s post ‘ Glimmers of hope’.
‘Thank you, mom, for writing your reflections. It truly means much to me.’
Have simply added some pictures to go along with her words.
A dear child’s dress speaks to a loving mother…
Weathered and worn
I lie here today
In this moment
That you look at me
I know so many thoughts
May pass your way
Memories that only can fathom
Of a time passed long by
You and I
Have lived through
Those days protecting
Your dear child
Through rough weather
Your mother’s affection
I can sense till today
As you would lovingly
Clothe your precious baby
I know we are privy
To those special times
When you child lived in me
Played and fed with me on
How many times
You would carefully wash dry
And iron me out
And keep me clean and warm
All ready for your baby to wear
Your baby may never know me
But you and I
We have a special bond
A recall of those memorable times
That we shared
Until one fine day
She outgrew me.
Today you found me
As you left me
Deep in the closet
Among the old and discarded
But am I glad to be caressed with love
And photographed with joy
And reminisced about…
For in this moment
Your little gesture
Touches my being
For I feel I have served my purpose well
Thank you as well
For choosing me
And caring to keep me with you
All these years and maybe more!!!
❤An old baby dress ❤
Found my daughter’s old baby dress and I was suddenly transported back in time…
Today my daughter is indeed all grown up. I took a picture of this little dress and shared it with my daughter who studies in a land far away…
The nurturing years of her childhood flashed by and I sat down to pen my reflections…
Correction does much,
but encouragement does more.
Like the sun after a shower!
To appreciate to support
To foster to enrich,
To uplift, to inspire
To rally, to cheer
To motivate, to stimulate…
To boost and to embolden.
To encourage and to build hope.
Choose encouragement every time .
Creativity is propelled
In every appreciation of what is…
For creativity feeds on creative thoughts.
Every life is creative in its own way.
Unique is the human mind
It takes strength of the interconnects
And creates expression of its own being.
To acknowledge and appreciate another
Is to open the channels of creativity
In accommodation as much acceptance
Of the infinite potential of possibilities
That arises in the moment.
It gives wings to create & explore more
It widens the gamut of ones horizon
But most of all it creates a balance
Between action and inaction
Between creation to pause in gratitude.
To honour the beauty that abounds
Lifting off clouds of self absorbtion.
To witness in wonder of sheer awe
And joys of nature and nurture.
A much needed act so share
That nourishes creative instincts
To create some more.
Writing is an art. Steering and shaping thoughts to create and inspire is an exploratory journey. In learning to write, and widening the scope of creativity, the experience of reading others work, and sharing reflections of and with others is a expansive phenomena for any writer to improve their work.
Appreciation is an evolved response that is a double ended tool to instill & invoke creative flow in the self and others.
Every artistic endeavour flourishes in exploration and discovery of the creative abundance. In understanding the nuances of the interconnects that manifest, greater perspective is revealed.
Every artist inspired or is propelled to create by many facets of artistic energies and it’s interplay.
What is truly wonderful is in the depth of creativity lies utter humility in the realms of the learnings yet unravelled.
Presentation is about a sense of aesthetics that makes the difference between a job done and job well done.
Often the drive to succeed in an increasingly complex world leaves little time for the aesthetic endeavour, as it is often about rushing through to deliver than about commitment, care and connection to the work we do beyond the delivery.
Creativityis enhanced with a passion for artistry in any field of work.
In life, there are many ways to live…
To live fully and deeply, a richer life that is inspiring and empowering to follow.
Or to live drifting along to whatever comes your way.
To each their own!
But if one wishes to leave a footprint, make a mark that is felt, then the idea is to be present to every moment that presents itself.
Value life and consider living every moment artfully.
That will change our present and future to degrees we may not even have imagined.
All is in the consistency of presentation
Consider the self for a moment…
Look closely at how we are sitting at this moment.
What is our posture like… can we work on bettering it. And try to be more aligned?
How is the breathing? Rushed? Or have we held our breath in any way …
Breathe in and exhale deeply and lovingly.
Consider the clothes one wears
Our clothes tend to reflect our own state of mind .
Dressing well is a form of good manners.
Caring to dress neatly and looking and feeling comfortable at all times shows in the way we carry our self.
It is also wise to check our sense of grooming and hygiene. It matters.
After all we are presenting ourself…. every day to the world.
It is would be good to make sure we feel like getting introduced to ourselves,
and be presentable as we would want someone else to be with us.
In paying attention to where we are in this moment to our surroundings and
seeing if we could make any positive difference always matters.
If we can get ourselves to make even tiny changes step by step, we evolve in time.
A sense of purpose is necessary for your wellbeing as much as your success.
For purpose conjugates a direction than an aimless wandering.
To consolidate with a focus, is to connect yourself to your own existence.
It’s a knowing that you can direct your energies to fruition
Amassing your experiences towards self expression.
That gives a meaning to your very being.
In such a practice the purpose is reinforced.
Strengthened by the force of intention.
All in a dedication to connect with the core of being who you truly are.
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Verses & Reflections by Savvy Raj
A few words of strength and support
to manage and motivate your self …
I wrote these words as a part of one of my lectures that I was invited to deliver at a MUN conference. But it has always been there with me as my personal affirmation .
Truly you are enough for you!