Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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On Encouragement

Correction does much,

but encouragement does more.

Like the sun after a shower!

Encouragement offers,

To appreciate to support

To foster to enrich,

To uplift, to inspire

To rally, to cheer

To motivate, to stimulate…

To boost and to embolden.

To encourage and to build hope.

Choose encouragement every time .

Savvy

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To teach is to engage

Life’s lessons for one and all!

To learn anything profound

That gets you changing the self

That transforms thoughts

To transcend the mundane

In contemplation and reflection.

To response and action

Practice is the best teaching.

To teach is to engage whatever the age.

Teaching the young

A child is reflexive and responsive

And absorbs in the new like a sponge.

To teach the young is no easy task

It can be a task that is daunting

And yet very rewarding at the same time.

To truly change the world for the better

We need to teach them, love for life and living.

We need to speak with compassion for them to follow suit

We need to share and express ourselves

We need to treat one other with kindness.

We need to be caring and considerate consistently.

We need to share more of ourselves

We need to honour our commitments.

We need to reach out and help another.

We need to encourage and appreciate

For these are what gets imprinted in their hearts

For acts of goodwill leave a lasting impression.

Savvy


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On Togetherness

On togetherness

The question is are we strengthened or divided in time spent in togetherness. Nations that are close in proximity hardly are together like people who may live together seemingly close knitted but hardly feel united in spirit.

The picture above intrigues me…

Entwined hands in a show of unity

Three different shades of skin

Starkly different in tones and hues

Blood beneath it all is the colour red

Alive in this now and together

They seem bonded by life

Yet this show of togetherness is a far cry

And belies the truth and reeks of racial struggles of times bygone.

Light medium and dark

These three sheaths of skin

Speak volumes of the unspoken rift

They tell tales of discrimination

Of slavery and class differentiation

Of power struggles and domination

Of the oppressed and the oppressors

Of distances in between

Of privileged and underprivileged

Is this show of strength in unity … Is it

An illusion of togetherness

A kiss and tell in feigned innocence

Or a facade put forth

In the very bliss of ignorance

One doesn’t know

Like we know not how souls choose the body to live to enjoy or endure it through a lifetime.

In the blissful togetherness!

Our world today may have woken up in bits and pieces.

In awareness of equality of the sexes

With respect for beings alike

With value for human dignity by far

Yet there is ongoing war and terror everywhere

Women are not safe anywhere

As predators lurk,

Children have to be watched over carefully

None feel safe any place anywhere

And peace is the need of this planet …in this now

If there is anything that may help bridge the gap

It is the awareness of the humanity in each other

And the strength of the interconnects in the interbeing

True togetherness is a trustful knowing in interdependence

In acceptance of one another in spite of their unique differences.

Savvy

These reflections in verse format are my hearts cry that poured through the verses addressing many ills and evils of society.

Namely lack of tolerance, inequality, indignity, racial discrimination, body shaming, gender bias, atrocities on women ,child safety issues as much the forest fires and global warming and not to forget the threats of terror,war and more.

We are simply making it more difficult to live in this planet with each other by our egoplays, taking one another and our world for granted and need for domination without a consideration of the consequences of our actions.

Why can’t we coexist in peace and in strength of unity in this beautiful ball of blue?

After all it is the only one world we have.

Savvy


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Art & Artist!

Art emanates from the sublime consciousness

Art speaks forth the language of hearts.

Art conveys the nature of life.

Art portrays the perspectives between.

Artist communicates with an interpretation in free will

Artist expresses reflections in a flow.

Artist connects the divinity in subtlety.

Artist breathes life into the Art.

How can you separate the art from the artist?

Savvy


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Spirit of nurturing

A dedication to all the nurturing souls that manifest in our lives…

To nurture is allow hope to permeate in.
To nurture is choose to better from before.
To nurture is to instil faith and bond in trust
To nurture is an emergence of a boundless bond

A nurturing heart supports and nourishes
A nurturing nature provides care and comfort
A nurturer cultivates and lays the foundation for roots to grow strong and spread.
A nurturing soul is a key to a better future.

Savvy


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Strength of Kindness

Being rude is easy, it creates animosity.

Politeness comes from caring in goodwill.

Being angry is easy, it breaks down relationships.

Patience comes from perseverance of the being.

Being hostile is easy and hurts another.

Love is soulful and builds one another.

Being hateful is easy, it weakens the spirit.

Kindness emnates from the strength of the soul.

Savvy


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On Thinking

Expansive & Inclusive thinking.

The importance and impact of thought on humanity cannot be denied. Positively steered thoughts transform lives and create transcedance

Similarly aimless thoughts lead to stagnation. And negative thinking is a road to self destruction. Repression and suppression of thoughts through force and coercion can has harmful effects on the entire personna.

Educating the mind and heart with the power of rational thinking and clarity on topics like humanity and ethical living , natural laws of being , of the larger purpose of being than the self creates a conducive platform for steering the young minds towards self introspection and contemplation in self reflection and awareness.

For instance subjects like philosophy, psychology, sociology can be introduced in high schools along with other mainstream subjects so discussions on morality and ethics of being and humanity at a much impressionable age. Students showing interest can then be given options to advanced exploration.

Every subject has its own charm and significance, In fact including these subjects will help still a restless mind and induce tolerance and patience in thinking and relating.

In doing so the next generations understanding of the relationship of the self and world and it’s interdependence in the strength of the interconnects improves amidst the introspection.

Our world needs understanding in expansiveness and inclusivity more than ever… it needs governance by leaders who value response over reaction.

Savvy