Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Untold stories

So many stories

Echoing through the eras

Etched in the sands of time.

So many patterns formed in the living

A proof of things that were

And shaped by the situations

In the challenges of life

That was, is and will be.

“The patterns are never random but a part of a history signifying the survival mode.”

Savvy

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Journey unto being!

A Digital Painting by Savvy Raj

In the farthest path without a trail

The soul might find its root of being

The heart and mind will set its sail

And stir the soul into its state of knowing

Beyond the path, that’s homeward bound

The journey is the test of the perseverance of will

To reach the home roots of many lifetimes that the soul has found.

Wise to persevere to reach the place unknown and known

The path is forgotten but will be forged on just fine.

When in faith the seeds have been sown

With a will to reach, crossing the trials beyond yours and mine … 🙂

Savvy Raj


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The truth of it all!

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.

Savvy

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.

Savvy


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And when the spinach leaves curl…

Every movement is a sign
That denotes something.
There is always a reason why
Nothing is just accidental.

My terrace garden plan
Started with growing a pot of spinach
While the first few weeks
There was a bountiful green…

As they grew some more
The foliage got a little dense.
It perhaps was overcrowded
It harboured a certain dampness…

Perhaps the spinach leaves curl
In lack of space to accommodate
In so doing they become vulnerable
To infestation in distress.

Any sign of curling
Is a contraction
For self protection
From the ravages in living life!

There is always remedy to heal
In going back to basics
In caring to correct the ways
In allowing space for growth.

Let there be space around
For the leaves to breathe in
Regulate the water intake
Harvest them at the right time.

Growing plants teaches many lessons
Worth applying in life and living.
The choice is ours to take
And choose to optimize in the changes.

Savvy

In continuation of the series

Lessons learned from the Three Pots


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Something…

Find and choose something to do,

Something to love,

And something to hope for.

And it will make you a happy person.

Something to be, something to do

In the being is the doing.

Yes, the potential to create…

That beautiful ‘something’

Is in each of us.

Create light, feel light, live light.

Savvy


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Contact

Point of intersection
Sacred and sacrosanct
To the evolving
In thoughts ideas or deeds.

In making and breaking
In marking or masking
In chanelling or containing
And changing in the exchanges.

The element of space
Creates the challenges.

Emergence of a point or idea
Creates ways for the dance of evolution
Moving it towards convergence
What matters is the path and the way
It chooses to do so.

In intention and contention
Significance of its impact
Matters to the whole
In the freedom lost and gained
As a means to an end
Or in a journey of wonder.

In this dance
Of emergence and convergence
Containing and contracting
In nullifying on impact
Or expressing and expanding
In projecting the possibilities
Creating scope to flourish or finish
Gradually or abruptly.

In the course of such a convergence
The meeting point then diverges
Into the experiences of the being
In thought and action
Creating a muscle memory.

To take off on its course
Treading over or gliding through
To new paths in the possibilities.
In birthing or bouncing off
The intersections create energy

Within and around
And in the spaces beyond
That continues to impact as waves
Deeply even in the subtlest of ways.

Savvy


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Right place right time!

At the right place at the right time…

Are places we land, reach, live and interact of our own choice and free will.

Is there a more at play beyond the random?

Isn’t there a pattern to the puzzle?

Are we meant to be where we are supposed to be?

At a particular place and time.

While every life journey in time is unique yet…

Life has an emergent pattern in the order and chaos that it self creates.

And in between, there is organisation and destruction.

Nature has its way in both order and disorder.

When in the flow of harmony there emerges a stillness in structure.

A plan, a commitment and discipline

Seems worth the effort of it all!

All is clockwork and efficient

Life seems at its optimal best.

And then things fall into a routine.

At a heightened state of equilibrium

When all is even & smooth sailing

A slack and slump in motivation appears,

Complacency creeps in time, in that ordered universe.

Creative juices need a boost up .

And that is when entrophy begins.

Changing equations changing hierarchy

Disruption appears as a need for change

All is in flux of a disordered flow

Disaster sets in, tumbling the structure

Crumbling systems until chaos reigns.

Until chaos settles itself again giving way.

To strengthen structure .

The dance goes on

Between freedom and restraint.

Are we truly free ?

Or are we guided to be

At the right place at the right time!

For there is so little we know

Of this self arranging universe

Except to understand

From the emerging patterns.

Of sequences of self similarity

Of timing and spacing.

There is after all so much more to discover.

Savvy