Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Finding faces

This picture was shared on social media…

Can you see a face in the lake ?ūüôā

Here are some more faces

How many faces can you see now?

Feel free to trace some more…

Pareidolia (/ňĆp√¶riňądo äli…ô/,[1] US also /ňĆp√¶ra…™ňą-/[2]) is the tendency for perception to impose a meaningful interpretation on a nebulous visual stimulus (so that one sees an object, pattern or meaning where in fact there is none).

Ref Wiki
Seeing familiar objects or patterns in otherwise random or unrelated objects or patterns is called pareidolia. It’s a form of apophenia, which is a more general term for the human tendency to seek patterns in random information.
Face pareidolia seems to be a universal phenomenon.

Finding faces in the most unexpected places, may have an evolutionary angle of a need to seek familiarity in the wake of the unknown, for a psychological safety.
Or finding faces in the bonnet of a car that makes it look more fun, friendly & smiling.

Maybe piecing the possibilities together to make sense is an illustration in the illusion…
Whatever the case creativity of the human mind is infinite in its potential to conjure up endless possibilities out of practically nothing concrete.

In the ability to create abstract associations to integrate and create and merge a more meaningful interpretation for ourselves,makes it an art of limitless possibilities.

Savvy


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Illusions in the Reflections

Reflections in the stillness

On a patch of water

Reflections of sunlight

On a passing cloud

Reflecting colours

We humans have named…

The truth of clarity

Is the freedom in the uncertain

What seems to be, may not be

What is, may be not

What is apparent, may be invisible

What is assumption, may become a contradiction

Or simply delusions of our own imagination.

Or simply a clarity of illusions in the reflections.

Savvy

Was watching the reflections of sunlight dancing on this patch of water on the window sill of my terrace one evening. I was mesmerized by the fleeting cloud it had captured and its amazing colours that held my fancy for a long while…

Savvy Raj


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Reaching beyond …

Often the difference

Between mediocrity

And excellence

Is in the ability

In reaching beyond

To go the extra mile

For a cause, a passion

In dedicated perseverance

Towards a larger purpose

That is where life feels most alive.

Savvy


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Life is as you make it.

Every moment is potent

Awaiting awareness

Of infinite possibilities

Every now is as you choose

The way you live this now

Alters everything around

Choose to live with thankfulness

Choose to sense gratefulness

All is in the way see life

Life is as you make of it!

Savvy


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Ways of Nature

I came across a very unique post on Social media…that I want to share here today…

Someone collected these tree branches and called them Nature’s dance” ‚̧ԳŹ
Artwork : Chris Kenny – Dancing twigs

If you actually want to see

You will see the Dance of Nature

In every leaf and flower

In every bud and bloom

In every twig and tree

In every turn and twist

Of nature’s creation

There is the grace of uniqueness

Of wisdom beyond compare

All knowing, all pervading

To this Omnipresence …I bow

In Gratitude to this Grace

Savvy


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As Simple As That!

To care to feed your soul

Is to know what your soul truly needs.

Soul is subtlety, that is ever evolving

The soul knows the truths of being.

And yet the soul never commands

Feed your soul with peace

In the heart and mind.

Steer thoughts to think well!

Take care of the body that houses it.

All is transient and yet…

Every now in life can be better.

Feed the soul with love & hope.

Let go of hate and negativity.

Learn the power of subtlety.

There is no secret to evolved souls

Except letting go, without ego.

The ego has no place in the soul

Let go the spurious

You will be happy!

As simple as that.

Savvy


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There is a pool

I received this beautiful forward years ago that I cherish. And I so enjoy seeing it every once in a while.

A few musings…

There is a pool
I often sit by
with my thoughts
In fact all of me.

Its a pool that inspires
Creativity in collaboration
Its a pool that invites
Connections in association.

A pool of collectives
That move me beyond
The rut of mediocrity
To an all expansive space.

A pool of equanimity
That keeps me balanced
A pool centered inside
That aligns it all to the core.

A pool is an interesting place, as it is allowing yet contained.The circle of thoughts, in a pool allow space of contemplation.

Without the hurry and haste, to sense the moment as it is.

Every now and then choose to sit with/by your own pool of peace sensing the peace you already have.

Savvy


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A dash of chaos!

Creativity flourishes in chaos
Even more than structure and order
For complacency will not set in
When disruptions make you resist…

You start to think outside the box
As the box when open is full of possibilities in the disruption.
So add a bit of randomness
Incorporate changes and unpredictability…

In the chaos of it all
There would be trial & error
New ways appear out of nowhere.
As creativity flourishes in disruptivity.

Savvy

Artwork by Savvy Raj


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On Awareness


Awareness happens in evolution
In coherence  of the changes
In the circle of life and living
All is in a constant flux of changes

In Awareness is the  acknowledgement
Of all that is was and will be
As it seems, appears and may seem to appear or present  itself

The plan is simple
Allow Awareness to flow
Embody in acknowledgement.
In acceptance  in accordance
In consciousness of connection
That manifest itself 
In the evolutionary plan.


Awareness may seem sporadic or even momentary
But truly it is building itself in time
Connecting dots in the pathway
Beyond indifference towards coherence of the interconnects.
 
What is, is not all
There is always more in hope
That can manifests in time.
All that is needed is patience
And perseverance
While imbibing in awareness.

Savvy




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Beyond the looking



What truly makes a difference
Is the way we see things
The way we envision it


What matters is apparent
And yet at times hidden
In the veils of Illusions


When you truly want to see
There is a certain  clarity in things
Truth emerges in attention.


There is more than what appears
There is always a learning
In envisioning beyond the  looking.

Savvy




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On Action

An action that builds confidence is better than inaction which arises from fear.

At times the action is a success, at times , may be the action needs a new direction to be successful but action is better than no action.

Savvy


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Gods Gift



Every moment  in time
Is a gift of God.
In both the so called
Good and bad







The easy and difficult times
There is always  a learning
To sense and understand
To evolve along the path.






Yet I am a lover of the mornings…

It gives me hope to look forward  to
No matter the darkness of the night.
One more chance  to make life better
To share and create
To heal and to help another
There is a beauty in every dawn
The way the sun rises every  day
The way the darkness gives in to light

I am more me in the mornings
I enjoy the waking moments unhurried
I revel in the  now in the  bliss of bless
I witness the dance of light at dawn
As the sun beams its rays across
As earth awakens itself from slumber



The chirping birds fill me with joy
Its not noise to me, its a song
Of  motivation and energy
To carry on through the day.
Mornings share hope for the day
Do give yourself  an early start
Make mornings work for you
Bask in the grace of light.

The Synergy of the sun is upon you!


Know the mornings after a rested night
Are specially conducive to invoke
Your creativity in the things you do
So write create draw paint sing & dance.

Sleep not the mornings away.
What a waste of life’s inspiration¬† it would¬† be
Remember…
Every morning  is a gift to yourself
To unbox and release  hope some more.

Savvy


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Music

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!

Savvy


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Breathe

 

Breathe in calm

Sharing my artwork that resonates with  these reflections.



In this masked world

So full of fear

Awaiting the ability to breath

And move without restrictions

It is imperative  in spite of the chaos

To breathe in calm in spite of the storm

When Peace Becomes a Priority!


Breathe in stillness

Breathe in tranquility

Breathe in some inner calm.

It sets things in order 

To flow in harmony once again.

 

Savvy

 


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In Synchrony

Today I am happy to be sharing both my vision and my verses in synching with the flow… Have enjoyed this process of many learnings in blending my art to merge and emerge along the way…¬†

I would love to have your feedback on both my painting and poetry.  

 

Presenting My Artwork  Synchrony.
¬†Music Credits: Lara’s Theme¬† Song Dr. Zhivago¬†¬†

In Synchrony

What is it that powers and energizes our movements?
What calms and eases us in.
All is, in the flow…
Of our breath in this now.

And how it can flow enveloping  and encompassing,
Connecting and complementing each other like an elegant dance!In the inhale and exhale

All is in the learning
To flow and dance with life!
In Synchrony!

Savvy