Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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ARTISTRY OF CREATIVITY …

Sharing one of my musings written  way back in time… came across it in my feeds.



To me what is fascinating about the Artistry
in the artist is the path he chooses
to channelizes his Creativity .. ‘

Every artist is unique ….

Working in tandem with his own techinque

Every stroke of the brush guided in the silence of a visual imagery

Marks the stark passion in the heart of divinity

Sculpting and painting the patterns with conviction

With personal care beyond concern or consternation

Blending in the tones and .. while sketching a grass blade

Molding to the hues in every shade ….

Life is a canvas colorful or otherwise

Care to see the value beyond the price…

Savvy


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Stepping out of our own way!



We are Magical beings in the flow
Such is the truth of creation
Yet often we are blinded by our own self
Clouding  our minds with density
Of thoughts and doubts
For we are so full of ourselves
Our illusory pride and prejudices
Out  assumed notions and convictions.
That we forget we are part of the infinite abundance.
With immense potential in the possibilities.


If only we can believe 
In our being and choose to trust
In the purpose of our being.
Acknowledge with awareness
The spirit of life and living
Choosing to thrive in the flow.
Learning  to allow and accept
The unfolding cosmic patterns
By stepping out of our own way!

Savvy


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Nature fascinates


We explore it in unique ways
Some of us lookup at the sky
Admiring the infinite vastness
Of spaces above and beyond

Some of us look down  at the ground
Preferring  to  dig deep into nature
To witness the foundation  of living
Exploring the very roots of the life


Some choose to dream and envision
What might be, in  hope for the morrow
Some sit in stillness  witnessing their breath
Knowing all the truths of life is within.

Some prefer to dance with life
In this now as it unfolds
Accepting nature as it appears
Preferring  to make best of its moments.

Savvy


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Beyond the looking



What truly makes a difference
Is the way we see things
The way we envision it


What matters is apparent
And yet at times hidden
In the veils of Illusions


When you truly want to see
There is a certain  clarity in things
Truth emerges in attention.


There is more than what appears
There is always a learning
In envisioning beyond the  looking.

Savvy




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Power of Faith





Behind the smile is the hidden strength

Behind the gentleness is steel in spirit.

The spirit is strengthened in the living.

In depth of  love comes the strength

In loving deeply is the courage to dare

Against all odds.

Such is the might of the warrior  within…

Inner faith can move mountains.

Savvy


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Simplicity of Complexity




Creativity
Is at its best
In making sense
Of the complexity.

Think simple
To create clarity.
A countless ideas
May arrive at once.
Bounce them off.

Let your thoughts
Streamline itself
In the flow
Allow it to settle

Then make a choice
Pay attention
Pick the ones
That fits in

Work on them
To unclutter somemore
Until it makes perfect sense.
Simplicity is common sense.


Simplicity  resides
In the complexities

Let your creativity
Simplify life.

Savvy



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In The Lightness of being.


There are few gifts
Of life in the living
Like joy of laughter
Like the happiness of smiles
Like the sharing of loving kindness
Like sensing of gratitude


They add to your life
They heal your being
Body mind and Soul.
The more you have it
And live expressing it 
The better the health of your heart.

A good thought
A good deed
A good laugh
And all is well
In the lightness of being.

Sensing my share of these gifts.
Are you?

Savvy


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WISDOM OF STILLNESS




I listened  to my heart
Every day
As it shares from within
And I write them out as words
Sometimes as verses
At times its measured
In moderation.
Its a zen moment
For there is clarity
In just a few words shared.


Then there are times

They flow like a river
A torrent in a current
Patterning  itself
In its own making
Words come through me
As if it needs to be spoken
Sharing the sensitivity
Of the moments at hand.
I listen simply with rapt attention
For in the slightest flutter
In every movement in the moments
Or the depth of silence
There is wisdom in the stillness.


Savvy


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Why this Prejudice?



Why this Prejudice…
Of running life down
Of praising one gender
Of shaming one another

Why these violations…
Of human life
Of dignity?
Of personal freedom


Why these exploitations…
Of weak by strong?
Of bullying
And aggressions.


Life is meant to live
To express itself
For itself!
Its not born to be at mercy!

What makes one life
Assume superiority
And think it has power
Over the other?

Let practice respect for one another
Then teach children
To respect the differences
And acknowledge the diversities.

Our pride and prejudices
Have only caused war and illwill
Let us share empathy & goodwill
And let go our hatred and malices

Let us not discriminate
Every colour is beautiful to see
Every life has a reason  to be
Just as you and me.

Savvy








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What did you see first?

I came across this arresting piece of artistry

That evokes many emotions…

This is a beautiful gem of a sculpture.

What did you see in this artwork first?

There are two birds depicted by this amazing artist.

Which bird caught your eye first?

For me it was the lustre in wings of the bird on top that caught my eye .

What about you?

Any contemplations on this?

Do share!

Savvy


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What do you see?Day 3

 

 

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Hello my dear readers, Every day for three consecutive days I have been sharing one of my own paintings from my Artworks Collection.

Here is my Painting share on Day 3:

Please write the first 3 words that come to mind the moment you see it

Every painting has been shared without the title. I would love to understand what your meaning is for the painting. The next day I will reveal my original title and intentions for the painting.

Lets together see if what I have tried depicting through my painting has reached you. Or better still you may have your own interpretation which I would love to read. Pls do share.

My painting share on Day 2 is

Titled : Vortex

Random impressions in the expression.

Signifying the dance of thoughts in the space creating a vortex through the patterns formed in the dynamics of the flow.

Deeply appreciate the amazing creativity that flowed from all of you for this post.

What was quite unique was how many attributed this to flames and fire . I suppose it had much to do with the color red. It was beautiful to acknowledge that every word you used to describe the painting sets off on a serious of trajectories in contemplation showing the vividity of our unique thoughts.

I look forward to reading your words on today’s artwork.

Savvy


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Create light, feel light, live light!

Always have something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

It will make you a happy person.

And yes the potential to create that beautiful ‘something’ is in each of us.

It simply needs to be acknowledged

As it flows, choose to channel it with love.

Create light, feel light, live light!

Savvy


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Life

Your thoughts are an extension of you.

But your thoughts are just a part of you.

There is infinite abundance that you are made of.

Only a part of which you may be conscious of.

The rest are within you for the knowing

To explore the potential in the possibilities

What you choose to do

With your life

It’s all up to you!

Savvy


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The Creative Flow

Curvy Road of Ideation to Solutions

When creativity is put to test…

The process of creation to finding targeted solutions in the world of products to services is a long and winding road in creativity. The general assumption is that of a direct and linear way to creativity. While one thing leads to another it is not always a straight linear road.

It is the very nature of creativity to retrace, rewind, edit and reframe until it makes sense.

Non judgmental understanding and
empathy is crucial to creating solutions.
It is important to set aside ones own assumptions to gain understanding of another’s perspectives and needs.

To brainstorm you need a direction so it is important to give a clear sense of flow and the perspectives gained in understanding and emphasizing with the needs, helps to streamline the flow of thoughts towards ideation.Ideation is a result of many thoughts, many questions, in analysis, synthesis and deductions.

There are so many paths in the process of creative ideation like for instance…

Brainstorming : This is a group creativity technique by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members.

BrainWriting :  Another collaborative creativity   concept at work.  Here the ideas are all recorded by the creator and then passed on to the next person who can use it  as a trigger for their own set of ideas..

The Worst Possible idea : This is a creative design thinking technique where team members seek the worst solutions in ideation sessions. This eases the pressure and boosts the confidence of the team to challenge assumptions and find better and better ideas

SCAMPER : This is an acronym and each letter stands for a thinking technique: Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, Reverse.

It is important to know what to focus and what to let go as there will be many plenty of ideas that may come up in the process of ideation. Hence keeping focus on what the actual problem is, helps in finding solutions to address and resolving it.

Then comes the part of checking out whether the ideas are actually a perfect solution by examining the quality checks, fault testing and cross questioning so that the idea can be then accepted or rejected as a solution.

New issues can come up that can challenge the process flow. There would also be new opinions and opportunities to explore and refine more.

So however curvy or zig zag the truth is, the road is full of potential and myriad possibilities in the making. Such is the truth of the creative flow.

Sounds like a good idea?

Savvy


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Appreciation Matters.

“A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?”

Share if you took the time to read this 🙂