Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Truth is truth

Words have immense significance.

In the way we think speak, in the tonality, the choice of our words, we are influencing how we come across in every communication.

In saying…

I know everything  -Ego


You don’t really matter so you are not worthy of my time & attention – Indifference/ Disrespect/Seclusion


How can you come in my way?
Domination


Stay silent and speak only when I tell you to.- Control


Who are you to advise me? -Pride


How dare you speak this way?
– Arrogance

If we only knew
The preciousness of life
We will begin to realize
How much of life is wasted
In arrogance and egotism.
In anger and doubt
Over things that hardly matter
In the larger plan of life
Can we choose to value
The preciousness of being
Place value for life over things.

This world  is getting indifferent
Discarding truths nonchalantly
For it is difficult  to swallow
But truth is truth
It finds its way ultimately
To make all the difference.

 Savvy

 


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Paradox of Power

Beyond the glitter and glory

Power has a parodoxical equation.

Power can be constructive and yet corruptive.

Those with the power know only too well…


Uneasy lies the head that wears the Crown
Tentacles of power
Seeping from within,
Surging of the webbed grasp
The unnerving truth of rigidity
The vicelike grip of conformity
The stronghold of absolute authority
The merciless and binding royalty.
Expectations of undivided loyalty.
The Crown bears the burden
Often silently withholding  expressions.

The choice rests with the wearer of the crown 👑

Yet …

When passion drives the power with a larger purpose beyond self in perseverance and patience

Power becomes a priceless responsibility

Such is the paradox of power

Savvy


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This now

Sharing musings from my mother..

Life moves on

In carefreeness
In dreaming.      
In reality.             
In sensibility.      
In witnessing.     

Each phase like
the changing face
moves on
teaching new lessons

To adjust
To accommodate
To analyse
To be detached
To let go

The most valuable lesson
‘To be in the Now.’
Live every moment
As it never come twice

Never contemplating,
Never anticipating.
Valuing the PRESENT
As a precious Present.
Live the NOW

With joy and peace
As they are not
From outsourcing.
For they are in me

Never let the transcient changes affect,
Like water bubbles,
they come and go.
Like passing clouds
They disperse.

With compassion in heart,
With awareness in mind,
With realisation in soul

Be in the Now.
Be in Bliss.

Anjana


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Evolving with the changes.

The way we feel has much to do with the way we think
The way we think has much to do with the way we behave
The way we behave has much to do with our notions assumptions and perceptions.
And the way we are perceived  has much to do with the way we carry ourselves.
Our personality & attitude is our projection of our personas
Our nature is interweaved with the emotional state of being .
In acknowledging this…
Our life’s journey evolves in awareness.

What we say to ourselves
Is immensely impactful!
Lets understand the power
Within each of us.
Let’s review our internal dialogues…

When you are about to say
‘ Let me give up’
Change it to
Let me try again

When you think
I am not enough
Can you say
I am capable as I am.

When you fear failure
Can you learn from failure
And emerge stronger from the experience

Life truly has many  possibilities
For those who care to see
And acknowledge life’s lessons.

Savvy


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On perspectives

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 Raj


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Being Kind to Nature

Couldn’t help sharing this

With all my heart ❤️ 💙 💜 💖

In thankfulness for nature

That survives all odds

The living trees

Are our pillars of support

Towards sustainability

Releasing oxygen for the planet

Every one of us owes everyone of them so much.

Thankfulness & Gratitude 🙏

To the kindred spirit of the soulful trees….🌳 🌲 🌴 🌳

Savvy


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Who am I?

This is a different kind of post.

Have been writing and sharing my thoughts and reflections here on WordPress for many years now. Many of you have been with me in this journey off and on and some of you consistently so… and for both I am full of gratitude.

Through these poems and prose my life’s experiences and explorations have often been my muse in the musings.

Just wondering out loud how am I perceived through these words. And what do you sense of me intuitively?

Would you care to share?

It’s simply a self exploratory share to learn and understand some more and I sincerely hope to hear from you.

In return I too will try my best to share my understanding of you through your posts.

Could I know through this post how do you perceive me?

Who am I ?

Savvy


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You Decide

Worth considering…

Your life

Your choice

Which way

you take the turn.

Savvy


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Sense The Significance

Says it all

You matter

But until you believe

In the powers within

You remain dormant

Existing but not alive

The strength of belief

In trustfulness and faith

Makes you persevere

In thoughts, words and deeds

With a passion and purpose

Impacting the world

In and around you.

Sense the significance.

Of every life.

Savvy


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Power of Hands

Hands can create nurture

Construct and destruct

Such is the power of Hands

And the choice is our hands

Hands that care to nurture life

Is a blessing for nature. 🙌

The Caring Hand – Sculpture in Glarus, Switzerland by Eva Oertli and Beat Huber. Photos and about: https://streetartutopia.com/2022/06/02/the-caring-hand-sculpture-in-glarus-switzerland-by-eva-oertli-and-beat-huber/


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Infinite Possibilities

Take a moment to acknowledge

Your energy is where your attention is

Tune in to abundance that is in and around you

Sense the possibilities in the potential

Worries become negligible

In the immensity of possibilities

That you actually are.

Tune in to your infinite self

Savvy


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What if?

Nature Photography by Savvy Raj

What if ?

Flowers were green and leaves blue

All that you believe, flipped the script

Reality turns an illusion

And illusions a reality

Random thoughts turn specific

And what you focus on gets out of control.

Truth is…

Life is so much more than what you see

So different from your expectations

So many possibilities in this now

Trust life to unravel the pathway.

Hold on to hope in your heart.

And keep the wonder in you alive…

Savvy


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Happy in the here and now…

A dedication and fond wishes to my daughter on her Graduation Day!

Congratulations and many blessings!!!!👏 ❤️ 🙌

Today as I prepare to attend my daughters graduation ceremony in one of the prestigious institutions in France, serendipitous moments washes over me of the many memories of nurturing my child.

I present here, one of my older posts written when my daughter was a growing teenager… but still true in every word.

On Staying Happy In the Now….

As a mother of a growing teenager I have been witnessing a number of amazing experiences that only a mother and child are privy to and I hold each of these moments close to my heart. I watch as my child is evolving into a vivacious yet emotionally intelligent teen, bubbly,full of life yet practical and sensible with a heart and mind of her own.

Although my heart oft yearns for some of these wonderful moments to stay on forever, I know I have got to let it go, as time and tide waits for none. But each time I have this immense respect for this power of the infinite to carry on creating, and wonder where all this harnessing of energies is taking place. And to this divine form, which could possibly be creative feminism or the power of Shakti, the creator I humbly bow and hope that you bestow some of latent creative potential on all the beings around for them to evolve to the best of their beings .

Coming back to the silent amazement that I feel is the way in which a child is moving from a situation of pure bliss of ignorance on to the happy in the here and now state of existence and later on moves on to a state of awareness of the world with all its actions and consequences.

Gradually the child starts searching a meaning to this life and its relation to the world at large.
More than everything else I watch as the curiosity leads to discoveries and at times frustrations to accomplishments.

I, as a parent can try to necessitate an awareness in my child to be holistic in her thinking process. For instance, from a very young age, if reading and writing are made an enjoyable habit, it definitely hones & helps balance thoughts, as one learns to be aware as well as acknowledge the sequence of changes bound to happen…

After all change is inevitable and the natural order of growth . It enables one to have a beginning, middle and an end to a thought or action and thus helps you learn to be present in the moment and also let it go. This makes you less prone to being a victim of situations & circumstances of life.

Happy in the here and now is a wonderful habit to cultivate for all of us; however it is equally necessary to have a focus in life and necessitate actions towards that goal and evolve further. This adds meaning in to life and life begets the ultimate satisfaction of having lived consciously.

Loving every moment of life and learning to be aware and conscious of each moment as it passes by is a fact ,which also can be so easily learned watching your own child grow…

Thank you dear child as you teach me the lessons of life and living fine.

Savvy


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On Wholeness

A share from ISHA UPANISHAD

The Shanti Mantra :

Om purnamadah purnamidam purnat purnamudacyate | purnasya purnamadaya purnamevavashishyate || Om Shantih Shantih Shantih hi||

This is One of the greatest gift to the humanity.

The concept of Zero comes from this very Shanti Mantra.

In linear mathematics, we will always find that when something is taken out from something, that something from which things are taken out lacks.

If we take some furniture out from a room then that room is minus those furniture.

That means this room is not what it had before.

This is a linear thinking.

But here the Rishis gave us a completely different outlook towards life.

The spherical thinking is :

That is full. And this is also full.

This fullness has come from that fullness. And in spite of this fullness having come from that fullness, that still remains full.

A mother gives birth to a baby.

A baby is also complete. The mother is also complete.

Just because the baby is born, the mother is not lacking something. In fact, it has added to her glory.

The concept of Zero, without which nothing could have happened in this planet.

No computer technology, no science could have progressed.

That has (its) origin here in this very Shanti Mantra.

From the fullness, comes out the fullness, and still the fullness remains fullness.

We can go on analyzing this very Shanti Mantra on various levels:

Spiritual level, Material level, level of Mathematics, level of Physics etc.

It is pregnant with huge information.

When we share our Peace with others, our peace will not be lost.

When we share our Knowledge with others, we won’t lose the knowledge.

It remains complete inside us.

Similarly, this Universe, in fact it is multi-verse, enormously huge, is dynamic. Many things are being born here everyday and dissolving back into it everyday.

Still both the manifest is complete and the unmanifest is also complete.

The Rishis say Shanti Shanti Shanti – three times.

When our environment is disturbed, we cannot sit there and think about or contemplate on Knowledge.

When the Knowledge is to flow and transfer, the environment needs to be Congenial.

Our body-mind complex needs to be fit on the third level, the level of the Self, the Being and Inner Peace. Hence Shanti-Peace is emphasised.

A Peaceful mind can probe into something beyond, can grasp that something which cannot be grasped by the little mind.

The intellect cannot access to things which our spirit can get access to.

And for that the wholeness is essential.


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Life & Living

Yesterday afternoon I visited the local Crosswords book shop and spent time browsing through some amazing books.
I was so enjoying my Sunday me time that I hardly realized how the day had turned to late evening as I stepped out. 
Walking down an aisle of steps my eyes fell on a very poignant sight. There was this little boy with a little basket, sitting by a busy street selling the very colorful & delicious Java/blackplum called Jamun in India.


He looked no older than 6 or 7 years. But there he was confidently telling me a price. I went near him, to pick up some myself, but realized his entire basket was really ripe and ready. I watched how he had a little steel glass by which he measured and gave me the quantity I asked for. 

I watched his tiny hands at work and I thought  to myself this little  boy should be holding a book to read or write and here was this child ,selling fruits.


I struck a little conversation asking him if he goes to school, he said the last few years there has been no school, although he likes to study but now he is helping him family this way and this is fun too! There was something in the way he said it, that my heart warmed up to him.


Yes he is right, the school of life has a lesson for each of us at every turn.
If we choose to see it so.

Although fate has ordained his life to be so in this now, I blessed him silently from my heart for a better life in time.
I salute the little  boy’s budding entrepreneurial spirit.

💙🙏💙

Savvy