Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Enjoy doing what you love

And loving what you do!

You will sense freedom

As well as the contentment.

Savvy


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The Beginners Mindset

Begin the day

With enthusiasm for learning

And hope to discover some more

Unlock the possibilities

Of your mind

Adapt your ways

To learn from the challenges

Experience the world

Be open to perspectives

Learn and reflect

Give generously

Share to learn some more.

That way you create space

For you to grow

Savvy


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Thinking well.

Your thoughts matter

Every one of them.

What consumes your mind

Controls you

Master your mind

Than let your mind master you.

Think well!

Savvy


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Healing Moves

Wisdom of Moderation

‘My first intentional practice of Tai Chi began years ago on a rainy day in the month of June. The sweet cadence of the rain in all it’s rhythmic glory, the cleansing nature of the rain was just as wonderfully comforting as much as the experience of Tai Chi, with its movement in stillness and the stillness of its movements.

 As I tried to move in unison with breath and learned to direct the momentum for the movements from the central core of the body to the outward, I could draw the parallels of the simple yet profound principles of Tai chi giving a lifetime’s guidance.

A life lived in the middle path gives one equanimity to see beyond the obvious. To envision the duality of existence enough to understand joy and sorrow, are not something eternal. Life becomes simple and just as easy to live as we make it , letting go of excesses of any kind, which ultimately works towards healing oneself from within.

It only adds to the fact that this moderation makes you want to work at building progressively, instead of  pushing the boundaries and stretching beyond your abilities to the point of probably injuring yourself and giving up altogether.

The rain’s rhythmic tapping on my open window sill, the occasional bursts of cool breeze surrounding me now and then was in tune with my learning to release and melt away the accumulated stresses through conscious gentle outward movements . I felt a few varied sensations coming to me vying for attention, but as soon as my focus returned to simply witness the flow of breath in the movements the very same sensations completely vanished.

It was so peaceful to end the practice with breath awareness and mindful movements that I must add that like everything else in life, Tai Chi must be ideally learned under the guidance of a good teacher to experience the gamut of life enriching experiences it surely has to offer.

As I completed my  practice for the moment , suddenly there was thunder and lightning  signifying the release of feel good endorphins and hopefully parting with some of the tensions within me. This is after all the essence of Tai chi , to be one with Nature and learn to nurture it .

  A humble dedication to Tai Chi form and the powers of the supreme in and around us. 

Savvy Raj


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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.

Savvy


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Sky Above, Earth Below & Fire Within

Like the sky above…

Be expansive

Unfurl your imagination

Extend yourself, reach beyond knowing

Life the earth below…

Be connected

Yet stay rooted to the ground

Have the steadfastness like the earth.

Like the fire within

Be spirited

Let your passion speak

Explore life & give it your all.

Savvy


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The Journey of Imagination

Imagination begins with thoughts
There is great power in imagination
Imagination can heal or hurt
Stemming from infinite abundance.
Imagination draws from nature & nurture.

In thinking out  of the box
Raw & unstructured or uncontrollable
Resulting  in unexpected creativity
Exploring  potential possibilities.
Thoughts in a flow forming patterns
Shapes moulding within a structure Meandering like a river 
Or bursting like a volcano
Uncontrollable & quite unexpectedly
Often chaotic and welling up the feelings.
Imagination seeks to find its own path Much of imagination is forgotten soon
Or gets lost in translation.

When imagination  is reinforced
In strength of inate potential of being
There is hope for inspirational  creativity
When imagination is reigned
In fear and ridicule
There is chance of darkness  of morbidity
Creating doubts and uncertainties.

Your Imagination is who you are
Imagination manifests through you
Yet in steering imagination
Creativity is born.
The source of thoughts arise from within
You have the choice to steer the course
In mindfulness the path of imagination
Can be witnessed and channeled.

The journey  of imagination
Take you places you have never been.

Betwixt & beyond the illusions &reality Through dimensions of time & space
To the quantum truths of your being
In expressing, exchanging imagination..
Innovations are possible.
The magic is all in the imagination 
What matters is where you want to go!

Savvy

To my dear friend Ali Anani, PhD  A few days earlier  I chanced  upon your imaginative & interesting post https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ali-anani-phd-15305319_the-pregnant-tree-activity-6810523678959263744-utrV, 

My post The journey  of imagination is simply a flow of thoughts from reading  your post and a few comments. So a humble dedication of this post back to  you.Thank you my friend 🙏


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Art of Management

Part 2..


On Teams & Leadership

When teams align in purpose
Converging  energies by envisioning
Towards a a common mission.

Streamlining  the processes
Strengthening  the teams
With diversity &  inclusion

Acknowledge a natural fear that creeps in
With every  introduction or exit
Of a new or older member.

Allaying  their fears is allowing
Them to fuse and alloy together
In possibilities of their potential.

True mark  of leadership
Is in the evaluation and application
In guidance and course correcting

Leader paves the path ahead
Leading the way with trustfulness
Empathetic  of their vulnerabilities

Replacing fear with focus to forge ahead
Meeting doubts & insecurity with clarity
Taking decisions to ensure resolutions.

For Teams need empathy and respect
To survive the storms
Both in themselves  and their leader.

Savvy


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Finding faces

This picture was shared on social media…

Can you see a face in the lake ?🙂

Here are some more faces

How many faces can you see now?

Feel free to trace some more…

Pareidolia (/ˌpæriˈdliə/,[1] US also /ˌpærˈ-/[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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Perspectives

The ground truths of any relationship in time..

Two ways of thinking….
Familiarity breeds contempt
While the absence makes the heart fonder.

One…

All seems wonderful  in the beginning
As time goes by time takes its toll.
Straining the togetherness
Cracking apart at its seams
Creating distances and gaps that grow
Making the memories sustain in hope
Or seek a closure in forgetfulness.

Two…

In isolation and silence
Seeds of thoughts find time to germinate
In both exclusion or seclusion
The heart longs for companionship
The thoughts turn to fond remembrances
Of bygone memories  of the good times
Life tries to recall & recreate those times.
To salvage what is left and cherish
Knowing the priceless treasures it brings.
Hence the absence  makes the heart  grow fonder.

Life moves on and finds new beginnings
Yet in adaptability & flexibility
Nature continues its pathway
All comes a full circle.
Such is the circle of life.

Savvy



 


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Love is the way!

Love is the way
For all of us
As each of us matters
Somehow  somewhere
We are all connected
In the infinite plan
And each of us
Need to become responsible
To make a meaningful  difference
For life to thrive than just survive
We need to be respectful
Towards each other
To gain & sustain the trust & faith
That makes the world
A better place to live in
For all of us
Love is the way!

Savvy


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Little things

Life is in the details, in the little things

That often goes unsensed

Unnoticed in the daily humdrum

Of living every day.

If you wish in this now begin

Bu taking a mindful moment

Beyond the challenges of every now

To sense the signs of grace

That is occurring in life.

There is always something

In this now to be grateful for…

Beauty of every dawn is in its unending hope.

Beauty of twilight colours of the sky

Enticing the senses…

The sounds of music, of humming a tune…

The simple Joys of hitting the right notes ..

Yes life is in the sensing after all.

Savvy


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Let go… let flow…

For u may come and go

Through many lifecycles

To sense the truth of the being

Every life has a reason to be

Unshackle the bounds of being.

And bond beyond the bounding.

Evolve to Dissolve, Disolve to evolve

Such is the dance of the spirit & soul

To become nothing and be everything….

Let go, let flow

Be present in the journey

Of many lifetimes

Until your delve into the purpose

Of life and living

So let go let flow …

To just be…

Savvy


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Your life your choice.

Life is awaiting your awareness

To realize the power of your potential.

Its all in the way you choose to live.

To let go & dare to dance the skies

To take the chance on the rapids

To walk along witnessing the flow

To sit by the shores sensing it all…

The choice rests with you…

Every moment is what you make of it

Your life your way!

Savvy


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Paradox of Connection

Life is strange

When it pulls us away

From one another.

Being at opposing ends

We are closer than ever before.

Distance brings people together they say…

Yet when we are right there

The connection feels lost sometimes

As if its strangers not a family

Life plays the game

Putting people together

And creating spaces and distances.

Time seems to slip away

As clock ticks on…

Such is the paradox of connections.

Perfect balance may be an ideal

But delving in, finding the root cause

Of these shifts in the heart and mind

Is important for the future.

We cannot live life by ourselves

We are intricately webbed together

What to speak of Connections

That goes beyond one lifetime.

So much more than what we see

Or even can imagine.

Savvy