Savvy Raj

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Gifts of Nature

I saw this photo this morning and I thought now this is what sands are meant for…

The oceans shares gifts for us every day on these shores

That leaves us with awe and wonder

Of the mighty underworld and its beings.

And we can only see them if we stop dumping manmade trash over them.

Lets pledge to support the sustenance of our beautiful planet.

Let’s begin to care for our from where we are!

Savvy


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Simplicity of Profoundness

A very profound message. Felt like sharing this

Professor : You are a believer in God, aren’t you, son ?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?

Student : Absolutely, sir.

Professor : Is GOD good ?

Student : Sure.

Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?

Student : Yes.

Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent.)

Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Is satan good ?

Student : No.

Professor: Where does satan come from ?

Student : From … GOD …

Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?

Student : Yes.

Professor: So who created evil ?

(Student did not answer.)

Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, who created them ?

(Student had no answer.)

Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?

Student : No, sir.

Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?

Student : No , sir.

Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?

Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student : Yes.

Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.

Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Professor: Yes.

Student : And is there such a thing as cold?

Professor: Yes.

Student : No, sir. There isn’t.

(The lecture theater became very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.

(There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)

Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?

Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.

Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)

Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

(The class was in uproar.)

Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?

(The class broke out into laughter. )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

P.S.

I believe you have enjoyed the conversation.

By the way, that student was EINSTEIN.


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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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On Empathy

Life Skills: Empathy Education


Life with all its complexities and contrasts creates a necessity to chalk out ways to make young impressionable minds better equipped to handle its exigencies. Holistic education is so much about grounding in connectedness as much as it is about intuitive understanding that, harmony in the mind body connection is a way of life and living.

An education in empathic behavior becomes paramount in a materialistic world. A lot of misconception about empathy needs clarification.

Empathy is seeing with another, listening to another acknowledging them as they are, in a nonjudgmental space and being with another sensing the feelings and caring to reach out with support through words action and deeds …

Empathy can be sensed in a touch a nod or a smile or in the simplicity of silence, doing nothing but just being there ….

Empathy is a sharing, a feeling, a bonding, a being, a seeing, a sensing, a trusting and believing in hope, in faith, in life and grace.

Empathy is about caring, as a way of being. Empathy is not always about bearing the suffering and sensing another’s pain or being in a state of sorrow or pain. There can arise great empathy when dancing together or in a classroom environment where the teacher feels one with the student’s frame of mind and speaks to address that … or hearing or performing a song or play together with unbridled sense of bonding and enthusiasm. This empathy can be reflected time and time again in striving to consciously stay aware of the mutually creative fulfillment it brings to our lives. Positive benefits of empathy can become a mirror to gradually inducing greater empathic behavior in our lives towards ourselves and others.

Our movements have the power to change our moods, as much as our thoughts can bring a change in our way of being. It doesn’t matter who believes in your empathic way of life, what matters is you believe in it yourself. And that is the first step in making a positive difference. When there is an empathy in action, it is mirrored in our minds to create, generate loving and caring thoughts as a response to the action.

Every empathic thought finds its way into expression thoughts words or deeds creatively. With increasing empathic thought and action there is unknowingly a connectedness, valuing the interdependence in this web of life and living as a way of being.

Savvy

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Gratitude Tree

Every  occurence  has a reason .

Life is a full circle
The pain and pleasure  both are what makes it come a full circle
Grateful  for every thing that is, was and will be.

A sense of courteousness envelopes  you when you feel grateful  for everything…
It’s beautiful to feel so!

Savvy


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Seeds of Positivity

Steer your thoughts

Every thought matters

Be the master of this moment

Be mindful of this now

Every positive thought seeded

Paves the way for more…

Seeds of Positivity

Think well

And feel better.

Savvy


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ENGAGEMENT

Engagement is an involvement

It involves committment.

Engagement is an action

It involves doing in action

Engagement is a focused interest

Engagement can be a moral obligation.

To do whatever is possible.

And be genuinely involved.

What are your daily engagements?

What keeps you engaged in them?

Savvy


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Reach beyond knowing

Have always fancied the flight of birds
Dancing with the winds soaring the skies.
To far off lands & destination unknown.
With th  spirit and soul free

And yet…

What has mere wings got to do with flying?
To most it would seem everything
For without wings there is no flight
But then to truly fly is to reach beyond.
Free of being bound!

Beyond knowing  is imagination
Imagination is a journey without wings
For with your thoughts you fly free
And tirelessly  into infinity
For wings may sense the weight of the journey
But heartfelt intention can take you afar
As far as you aim to go
Across dimensions of space & time.
Exploring  possibilities and more.

So it’s not what you have
But what you do with what you have
It’s all in your passionate will & intention
What you  choose to accomplish in time

Savvy


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Thrive

Life can never thrive in suppression

Or in denial and disapproval.

Or control and criticism

Choose to appreciate and approve.

Let go of the nagging and niggles.

Let go of judgements, fear and worry

Life is in each of us just the same.

Nurture life to live.

Engage with it lovingly

Life can be beautiful!

Live and let live.

Savvy


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Life & Living

Whenever I come across a heart touching action, or a prose ,a poem or quote I will be sharing it here in this series…

Some people make the world a better place by their thoughts words and deeds...

Sharing a touching story of truths of life and living…

THE HAPPIEST MAN

When Billionaire Femi Otedola in a telephone interview, was asked by the radio presenter, “Sir what can you remember made you the happiest man in life?”

Femi said: “I have gone through four stages of happiness in life and finally I understood the meaning of true happiness.”

The first stage was to accumulate wealth and means. But at this stage I did not get the happiness I wanted.

Then came the second stage of collecting valuables and items. But I realized that the effect of this thing is also temporary and the lustre of valuable things does not last long.

Then came the third stage of getting big projects. That was when I was holding 95% of diesel supply in Nigeria and Africa. I was also the largest vessel owner in Africa and Asia. But even here I did not get the happiness I had imagined.

The fourth stage was the time a friend of mine asked me to buy wheelchair for some disabled children. Just about 200 kids.

At the friend’s request, I immediately bought the wheelchairs. But the friend insisted that I go with him and hand over the wheelchairs to the children. I got ready and went with him.

There I gave these wheel chairs to these children with my own hands. I saw the strange glow of happiness on the faces of these children. I saw them all sitting on the wheelchairs, moving around and having fun.

It was as if they had arrived at a picnic spot where they are sharing a jackpot wining.

I felt real joy inside me. When I decided to leave one of the kids grabbed my legs. I tried to free my legs gently but the child stared at my face and held my legs tightly. I bent down and asked the child: Do you need something else?

The answer this child gave me not only made me happy but also changed my attitude to life completely. This child said: “I want to remember your face so that when I meet you in heaven, I will be able to recognize you and thank you once again”.

What would you be remembered for after you leave that office or place?

Will anyone desire to see your face again where it all matters?

Think! Live your life in a manner that others desire to see your face again.


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The Way

When we care to truly listen

We can hear our soul’s calling.

In the journey of life

Every one of us

Has a unique pathway

That is our reason to be

That makes us feel fulfillment

That speaks to us with all of our heart

That makes us see the signs

How far would you go

To find your pathway?

Savvy


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It’s all in you!

No matter what paths life takes you

No matter the circumstances you are in

No matter how tedious the journey

It’s all in you, and the attitude you have

And choose to cultivate in time

Life can challenge or you can change

Your way of seeing life

You can create joy or sorrow

As you choose to see life.

As you wish to live life

It’s all in you!

Savvy


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On Leadership

If you are a leader…

Credit your teams wins to them
Celebrate their individual wins
Appreciate their work
Acknowledge their perseverance
Applaud their dedication
Empathize with them by listening well.
Encourage their efforts with training
Reward them with recognition.
Value their perspectives
Be a guide so they can follow
For without a follower there is no leader.

Savvy


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Sail on with a hope filled heart…

Image credits Social Media

Sail on with a hope filled  heart…

A new journey you are ready to start.

You have danced a countless steps to the tunes of life,

You have chosen to see beyond the strife.

Dare a new morning dear one …

Move on, as the past is over and done.

Watch the sky as a sign from above

How relentlessly and hopefully it brings forth the now.

How it regales us with a myriad hues,

What a divine brush  painting those magical views.

Take cues from it as it carries on …

Constantly changing in every moment.

Across the horizon rests a whole new world.

Awaiting your arrival with joy to behold.

 

It seeks nothing from you, neither your past glories

Nor bothers about your many untold stories.

It asks you to simply move on from any past torment

As you step into this new moment.

Sail on dear one, with a heart filled with wonder

A new shore awaits, just across the yonder !

 This is one of my photo inspired poem, the picture above denotes the let go as you move on, for to cling to the past scenarios simply delays the visibility of the the new views in the offing … Trust all that you are and sail on! ‘

Savvy