Trust light to shine itself
Trust the shadows to find light
All is not dark forever
For light shimmers on shadows
What’s hidden uncovers itself
At some point or the other
Trust in time
Patterns are meant to shape
And change itself along the way
What shines has shadows
And shadows shimmer too!
Keep the faith
Shadows will find the light
All is meant to be well and bright.
Moving in Awareness.
From chaos to clarity
Swimming through it all
From peaks and troughs.
Every thought sets a pattern
In fact in a loop
Of interwoven scenes
Some that seem relatively strange
And some unidentifiable
Every loop jumps and lights up another
In the intersection
Is thought quantifiable at all?
Thoughts come and go
But what if we reflect on our thoughts
Like witnessing our breath, as it goes on
Thoughts may manifest on their own.
When we are mindful of our thoughts.
May be just for a bit of time every now and then
We flow along and cultivate an awareness of its nature
We become gradually mindful of the now.
In time, a sense of connect develops
In conscious awareness of our intentions.
We are creating spaces between our thoughts
And pauses in our reflections.
When shift is known by the mind
And felt in the heart
Then every thing moves
In conscious awareness.
When our lives feels overwhelming
By emotions running a muck
Let us take care to remember
Every thing is going to be alright!
When our words felt lost
They were lost in the incessant chatter
Where we went about creating noise
But never learned to sustain the world.
Yet all is not lost
Hope is here to stay
Let’s truly believe
Every things is going to be alright.
In these times of anxiety.
Let’s keep saying
All is meant to be well
We need to assure ourselves and others
More often than before
Everything is going to be alright!
Meetings are great learning spaces…
Here are some interesting observations from office group meetings.
Office meetings are no different
From groups of human getting together
Human behaviour has an extensive range.
From shy to extroverted, bold to introverted
Myriad patterns of personalities
Manifest in business meetings.
There are those totally in charge
Setting the tones driving the agenda
There are those who are out to showcase skills at every opportunity.
There are others who are peacebuilders.
There are facilitators who are also great delegators.
They are resourceful in the absence of a leader.
There are those brimming with enthusiasm.
They are the ice breakers who reduce tensions.
There are the creativity enhancers.
They step beyond the box and think.
They can bring tangible and intangible to light.
They can be ambiguous or realistic in views.
There are contributors who just say a few words which make people rethink.
They may have voiced their opinion only after much thought.
There are those who blether on and on without consideration for others.
For, they love to be the centre of attention.
They forget it is a meeting with a time & agenda.
Then there are the team players who actually enjoy meetups.
They are adaptable, versatile and happy to help.
They are the bond that binds one and all.
They are juxtaposed with the reserved and silent ones.
They are those who are uncomfortable with the attention.
They are the wallflowers who may have many views but are quiet in a group.
They are great to tap into to hear alternate views.
Have you noticed those who are physically there in a meeting but yet not there?
They are lost in a realm of their own
They are wanderers who are free spirits actually.
They hate to be restrained in one space for even a while.
There is just one issue they hardly pay attention and hence may be unproductive at meetings.
Have you also met the pessimistic who always think it won’t work?
They can bring down the spirits and the morale of an entire team.
There are also the argumentative who always have a counter view without thinking.
Then come to the detail-oriented
Who never leave anything to chance.
They come prepared and are diligent.
They are at risk of seeming too intense.
They, however, can pinpoint the errors.
Their questions can bring clarity to the team.
Finally, there are those who rarely attend.
They saunter in without an agenda.
They have no idea what the meeting is all about.
They have never bothered to find out either.
They still can be channelised through proper directions.
Lastly, let’s watch out for perpetual latecomers.
They always may come in full of excuses but with the right interventions & time management skills.
They can be great contributors…
How many of these types have you observed in your office meetings?
Every person is unique, & likewise, every meeting is thus equally unique.
Through a positive approach, when utilized in the right way for the right skills…
Everyone can then, greatly contribute to the productivity of a meeting.
If we only could understand
Our so-called imperfections
Are pieces in the giant puzzle
Of life and living
They are meant to match
Another jigsaw somewhere somehow.
We are meant to piece together
Collaborate and correlate
The meaning of life and living
Of existence beyond the bread & butter.
Of what makes us survive
In spite of the insurmountable.
If we could only begin to see
The beauty within us
We would learn to appreciate the beauty
That surrounds us.
We are perfectly defaulted
We are blessedly imperfect
As we are divinely manifested
To be the way we are.
We are but mirrors in the reflection
Across dimensions of space and time
Such is the eternal truth of our being.
We construct and deconstruct
In our imagined cosmos
The truth of our own existence.
We bounce and reflect our perspectives
In and on to each other.
We shine our brilliance.
We mirror perceptions.
We are vulnerable and yet volatile beings
Beaming energies boundlessly.
The task is to recognize the strength of our souls.
In our perfectly imperfect ways
We pattern our world along with us.
We are creation and creation is within us.
Our thoughts are powerful and with it
We are creating and altering the social structure of life itself.
Our world needs each of us.
To have our edges, sawed or not
Blunt or sharp
For actualising the purpose we are born for.
We are way bearers for the future
We are the torch and flame of life
Existence longing for itself.
Life can be fickle and yet very wise
The choice is ours to take.
Moving in circles
The power of the circle is encapsulated in the very formation of pattern, speaking of integrity that is rooted to the center. Movements matter much more than we know or imagine…
In the energy of creation of a circle there is a changing movement is constant continuous and consistent yet structured in a pattern.
There is great learning in the flow that is enhanced in creating a deeply meditative motion steeped in dedication leads to the development of patience and perseverance. For circles are both complete and yet connected. In the strength of the circle and its reiteration lies the art of self-development.
In its spiralling form, there is inclusivity and expansivity.
In its cohesiveness is its stability and rootedness to its core.
In the evolution of the Circle is a collection of energy altering dimensions in space. This shift creates changes that can be felt and directed toward greater causes.
There is a depth of artistry and scientific understanding in exploring the potential in the circular formations.
Art by Savvy Raj
There is a spiritual connection in the drawing of mandala art or the whirling dervishes that awakens the inward journeys.
Every movement has a reason to be…
In the revolving universe the circular motion creates vortices, evokes energies that is altered in space dimensions and balanced in the flow.
There are many internal healing practices interconnecting and integrating the circulation of the breath and movement from yoga to martial arts that can awaken the dormant energy and bring it into a higher plane of consciousness, in the depth of awareness.
The strength of the circle
is in the fluidity of form as well as the stability of the structure.
In a circle is flexibility of flow
In a circle is the continuity of connection
In a circle is an integration complete and whole.
The understanding of the power of circle manifests with the awakening of the wisdom of change and of change is the eternal constant.
In knowing there is no change at all in the within and the without. All is in a flow in the river of time. Every life connects to everyone else.
All is in the alignment and such is the story of us as much as the sun moon and the stars and the spaces between, betwixt and beyond.
Using the power of the circle to create health and harmony in thoughts words and deeds brings forth goodwill and betterment of life.
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.
As you go through daily life just care to remind yourself that you are being watched over and cared for …this will bring you immense peace and transmit universal love 🙂
Smile no matter what
As you are truly meant to
Everything aligns in time
As it is meant to!
Smile and keep the cheer on
For it gives you strength
To face your fears head on
And you know you can beat the odds
Smile but make sure…
To smile from the heart
For it keeps your heart happy
Your body is at ease
Smile touching base with authenticity
Allow your eyes show its crinkles
Let your words express yourself
Sense the joy of a simple smile.
Keep smiling keep living
Live life lovingly
Smile whenever you can
Your smile will lighten
Up the moment for sure.
Remember smiling is easy
It’s not too hard to put out a smile
Even in your darkest days
When you smile you feel good
And create a positive impact.
Make sure to think well and be nice
For thoughts change with just a smile
So curve your lips upwards right now
And send out a smile to the world. 🙂
The Essence of the Art of Dance
To dance is to honour your body in every move.
To dance is to sense the freedom of the spirit.
To dance is being human to value all that you love.
To dance is to breathe in the soulful connects.
To dance is to tune in to every new moment.
To dance is to inspire another to unleash their shackles.
To dance is to meditate with creative intent.
To dance is to breathe in the wisdom of the creative spirit.
Ms. Savvy Raj
Member International Dance Council
Caught hook line and sinker
Wherever we go
Wherever we are
The web follows us
Connectivity is a boon and bane
For there is always the peril
Of being caught up deeply without knowing.
Minutes melt into hours
Before you free yourself from its clutches.
In its tempting interactions..
Unaware are many, of its effects
On the health of humanity
Radiation, fatigue and syndromes
Affected can’t put down their phones
As people seems helpless without it.
It’s time to draw a line
To regulate time spent on the net.
To be aware of the dangers of high speed wi fi connections.
Distance and shield from harmful (Emr) radiations where ever and whenever possible.
Switch off phones at night.Switch off phones at night.
You will find yourself regenerating.
And your wellbeing will improve.
Make sure to spend time out in the real world.
Before the web snatches all your time.
Three rules to make and get the best out of life
- Face your past without regret.
- Handle your present with confidence.
- Prepare for the future without fear.
Past is already passed you by.
Good or bad,
They are simply memories.
Use them as a point of reference
But dwell not solely on them.
Treat this now with respect
The magic is in the now.
Dare to be all that you can be
The present is meant for you to live.
Be alive to this moment.
What is yet to come
Is not fretting about
Over planning messes the now
Quit worrying about tommorow
Loose not this now at hand.
Sifting through layers of life
To arrive at the truth of it all.
You have to pass through many stages.
There will be the lure of enticements
There will be the spell of bewitchments
There will be beguiling colours
That seem to hold your senses in rapture.
But if you truly wish to witness
The truth amidst the facades
You will notice the simplest clues
That were always there right before you
Just that you never noticed
Like as often truth is taken for granted
In the arresting sights that enthrall.
Choose to see beyond the facades
You will touch base with the truth of it all.
Interestingly the thoughts that resulted in this post came from mangoes actually. As my thoughts were on how we as consumers are sold chemically ripened fruits like mangoes and bananas rampantly.
Here is simple way I came across to test chemically ripened mangoes which I also tried at home … Just take a large bowl of water and try to immerse the mangoes in it. Watch what happens…
Apparently only the chemically ripened mangoes float in water and the others rest at the bottom .
The bigger mango is floating and the smaller one is resting at the bottom.
Trying to understand a little more I chanced upon this clip below.
This is a great link share on the same subject. Of sifting through the fakes!!!
Watch “How to find out- Organic Mangoes vs chemical treated Mangoes” on YouTube
We are sadly in a world without ethical practices in businesses. We need to find ways to sustain our world . It begins with each of us. As each step to change for better and find solutions starts with understanding the issues up close.
If any of you have experiences or tips on how to find out the artificially ripened fruits do care to share.
Hope it helps to spread awareness.