Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


On Approval

A few musings on the need and necessity of approvals.

In your personal life…

What makes you seek approval

For things you can easily decide

What makes you ask another validation

For that which you are uncertain

Is it because you want acceptance

Someone to endorse & accredit

And may be sanction or even certify!

At work

Approvals can be great for efficiency

To build a structure in the processes

Yet they can create delays unwanted

And be the bane of daily operations

So fewer the levels, the better…

What do you think?

Do share your thoughts.



On Giving

Give with all of your heart 

 whenever and wherever you can 

Because you truly can.

Receive by expressing the value 

In  heartfelt appreciation

 of what you have got 

Because it truly matters.

 For then in the giving and receiving 

 Is established a full circle 

of a contented connection.

And that will pave the path of grace

For more to follow along.

When you give heartfully, forget about it.When you receive gratefully, remember it.  Savvy

Give generously without any expectation.

Receive generously in true appreciation.

Both are the core of human nature in action.

And all is well in the circle of interconnection.



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!


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In your difficult moments

That seem to take a toll on you

Trust there is a reason to living

There is purpose to your being

While your faith seems to shake

Understand there is only one you

You are power, undefinable & limitless

Your story has a shape and form

All your own that you are meant to share

Your experiences have made you who you are.

There is a power of infinite expression in every living cell you are.

Have you truly explored the power of you?



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!




    Music can be elusive yet effusive

    Explosive and yet an epitome of blissfulness.

    You may choose to dance and flow it with it

    And know how blessed are those

    Who can create music to tune into.

    Yet you may not own its flow

    You simply owe it your joy!


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    Life and living

    The Isha Upanishad (ईशोपनिषद्, ‘īśopaniṣad’) is one of the shortest of the Upanishads, in form more like a brief poem than a philosophical treatise, consisting of 17 or 18 verses in total. The Upanishad constitutes the final chapter (adhyāya) of the Shukla Yajurveda and survives in two versions, called Kanva (VSK) and Madhyandina (VSM).

    The Isha Upanishad is significant for its description of the nature of the “Supreme Being”, exhibiting monism or a form of monotheism, referred to as Isha “Lord”. It describes this being as “unembodied, omniscient, beyond reproach, without veins, pure and uncontaminated” (verse 8), one who “moves and does not move’, who is ‘far away, but very near as well'” and who “although fixed in abode is swifter than the mind” (verses 4 & 5).

    The first verse of the text has been cited as of particular importance to Vedanta or to Hinduism as a whole.

    The first verse reads:

    īśā vāsyam idaṃ sarvaṃ ¦ yat kiñca jagatyāṃ jagat |
    tena tyaktena bhuñjīthā ¦ mā gṛdhaḥ kasya sviddhanam ||

    literal translation (Ralph T.H. Griffith, 1899):

    “Enveloped by the Lord must be This All — each thing that moves on earth.
    With that renounced enjoy thyself. Covet no wealth of anyone

    Simply  profound verses.

    All The Truths of  living  life in this ephemeral world  is contained  in those lines.

    Sharing a few more musings by my mother on the same lines.

    Whatever is available to you in this world, learn to enjoy without the feeling of possession.

    You are one among the many in line. Take care while it is with you without owning it.

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    Breathe in Peace

    You have it in you

    The choice of what to do

    You are your own master

    You are capable to choose

    What you want to do

    You need to own who you are

    Your passion, your purpose

    Your life, your breath

    Then you will breathe in peace

    As you begin to own your own breath.


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    Heal the world

    Heal the world

    The stories of the bygone are contained in the stone

    For within, it holds the secrets of the past.

    The fragile flower owns its freshness to this now

    The Blossoming of the bloom is the present truth of time.

    How delicate is life and yet so very powerful in potential

    One life has the power to transform lives…

    But our life carry us on, not backwards

    But further into the future.

    The good we can do today will impact the life we have in future.

    Touch a life positively & make an impact.

    Intend with the goodness of your soul.

    Treat yourself and others well

    For you are creating goodwill in every action

    Speak well and share kindness.

    Enthuse yourself and create cheer.

    Smile through the moments

    Live love laugh.

    Help heal a life and you have helped heal the world .



    Promises to keep until I sleep

    To keep my heart
    Healthy and happy
    To keep my mind relaxed and attentive.
    To breathe easy and practice the let go as much as I can.
    To nourish my body & mind with self-care and choose balance in thoughts words and deeds.

    To nurture, heal and replenish the self
    With positive intentions reflections and contemplation.
    To keep a good company of friends.
    To steer thoughts and cultivate humility, kindness, and mindfulness.
    To choose to pause and speak with awareness in response than reaction

    To respect and value life in this body.
    To respect another’s right to be.
    To sense the spirit of freedom.
    To value the freedom of another being.

    To create and acknowledge peace and positivity within and around me
    To spread goodwill at every opportunity.
    To learn and understand more and help by using my skills for the greater good.
    To be conscious of the preciousness of life and living.

    To sense the truths of creation, the infinite abundance.
    To see the beauty in the ordinary.
    To never forget to be humble, grateful, and thankful
    For this life in this now!

    To live and let live
    To enjoy the living me and live than just exist.
    And most of all to Live life lovingly!
    These are a few of my promises to myself that I could think of that resonates deeply… hope to keep working towards them with all my heart and soul.
    What are your promises to yourself?
    Do share.



    Special to be ordinary!

    Simply outstanding & thoughtworthy.

    This message may change one’s attitude!

    Do read it !!

    1. Name the 3 wealthiest people in the world 2019.

    2. Name the last 3 winners of the Miss Universe.

    3. Name the last 3 people who won the Nobel Prize for Physics.

    How did you do?

    The point is, none of us remembers the headlines of yesterday !!

    Even though these people must be the best in their fields !!

    Applause dies !!

    Awards are tarnished and
    are forgotten …..!!

    Here’s another quiz:

    Let’s see how this goes:

    1. Name 3 Teachers who added your journey through school.

    2. Name 3 friends who helped you through difficult times.

    3. Name 3 people who taught you something worthwhile.

    4. Name 3 people who make you feel special.

    5. Name 3 People you enjoy spending time with.


    The people who make a difference in your life are NOT the ones with prestigious awards and loads of money !!

    Life is full of ordinary people who have made the world a better place for you !!

    Cherish them !!

    Hold Them Tight !!

    Perhaps sometimes it’s ‘Special’ to be ‘Ordinary’ !!!👌👍


    Two words

    When you look up at the world with grateful eyes…
    ‘Thank you ‘ Two words are all the prayer you need to send!


    On Stability

    When there is…

    Health and happiness & good attitude.

    Life feels worth living.

    Keep your energies balanced.

    Keep your emotions stable.

    Trust yourself to be better

    Eat well think well and be well.

    Live life lovingly.



    Temple of being

    Your body is home to life.

    Treat it well.

    Let life live through you

    Enjoy the moments in awareness

    Let your words be kind and

    Let your deeds be compassionate

    Allow yourself to be gentle.

    Speak softly and share goodwill

    You are nurturing yourself this way

    Your ways will affect the energy

    In and around you.

    Respect the space you occupy

    And value your temple of being.



    A Reciprocal Arrangement

    A Reciprocal Arrangement

    Sometimes when we question

    The very nature of being

    On acts of all kinds

    In awareness and without

    Of stumbles and fumbles

    In tethering through

    And managing life and living

    We awaken to the truth of the matter

    Of a reciprocal arrangement.

    In the cycle of life

    Of nature in its infinite abundance

    Of intentions in its infinite expressions

    Of unfolding of paths yet known

    Of unveiling of myriad patterns

    All in the continuum of consciousness.

    All is as it is meant to flow.

    Trust life to lead your way.

    All is well as it is meant to be.

    For such is the circle of life.

    All goes hand in hand.

    Each, of value for the other

    In some unknown way.

    Know there is an answer to every question.

    A solution for every problem.

    A clarity for every confusion.

    A resolution for every conflict.

    And freedom of choice in spite of restraint.