Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Your choice your attitude

A positive attitude is a choice we make for ourselves …

When we believe a positive attitude is a choice we have….

We can start by embodying positivity in thoughts, words deeds

And then, emitting positive vibes with the world around us.

Every small step we take to change to a positive attitude

Empowers us for the better.

Life is a Gift of grace

The choice is in us to make.

To make our life a celebration.

Savvy


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There is always a reason

It’s said nothing is accidental

Everything happens for a reason.

After all

Everything resolves in time

For there is always a solution,

For every question before it appears.

And yet it is a difficult road to travel

Unearthing the answers

Some questions are resolved soon

And some take time and you are relentless in its pursuit

And some find answers when you are not even looking.

But the truth is in the very search

You are strengthened in many ways

In patience, perseverance

In trust and understanding

But most of all you acknowledge…

In faith of reaching out

In belief of something beyond

In hope of discovering more

In knowing of something more

Your spirit finds meaning

And your soul a purpose to go on .

Savvy


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On Happiness…

What if?


You are given an opportunity to travel to beautiful locales on work or pleasure ,in a country so far away from  your own
Everything  is wonderful and picturesque…

Yet, you are traveling along with people/ or paired with a person of completely different interests.

What if….

If you are a morning person and they are late risers

If you like walking and they like to rest more.

If you like to explore museums and art scenes and they have no interest in anything art

If you want to experience new culture by meeting new people and connecting with them than simply trying out food .

What if you want quick bites on the go and they like fancy dining experiences.

What if you want to start early and you are exasperated as they prefer late afternoon after a lazy lunch…

What if you are up and ready to go and they take a really long time to get ready 🤔

You like to capture experiences and rejoice in the memories and they have no particular interest in photography.

When you like to have a conversation freely and they are too busy or too silent, you often realise its better to remain silent unless spoken to even if there is  company.

What would you do …

You make things right for you!

Let’s see, it’s not all that bad
You are in a new location….

You realise its better to have some company than traveling alone in some places at least.
You begin to appreciate the environment and yourself in it.
You appreciate others who are around.
You pay extra interest in people and places, the quirkiest, even the strangest and most peculiar  things as much as the ordinary  seem to matter somehow.
You try to find happiness in  whatever you see.
You adapt to things as it comes.
You accept everything, as your life’s myriad moments.
You remember to focus on the positives  acknowledge the good in them and move on…

After all

Happiness is in you!

And
Tommorow is another new day!

Savvy


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On Acceptance

Accepting the difficult truths

Can be hard

Most challenging at times

But in acceptance

Is an ease of being

Your vulnerability

Can be your strength

It’s all in the attitude

That you may choose to have

In life and living

Accept yourself first

As you are, all of you

The rest will finds its way

To fit in .

Savvy


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Taking a decision

Decision is often the difference between greatness and mediocrity. In every man’s life there comes a time when he must search for a cause, a work, an ideal to which he can give himself. Whether he says ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the challenge will determine his future.”

Wilferd Peterson

Taking any difficult decision

Without sitting on the fence

Is not always easy

For it may take all of you

More than what you are ready to commit at times

And yet its liberating

Once you have a decision made

For there is clarity in thoughts

To set things in motion

Leading you to your purpose.

Savvy


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One step

Difference  between  success  and failure  is an action .
In making a move towards it by  taking a step forward
For one step makes all the difference!

Savvy


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Listening & Respect

Listening is about attention
And being present wholeheartedly
Respect is a two faced coin
You gotta give to get
Sincere attention is sincere respect!
Savvy


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Power of You

Success follows the action

In intention to completion

In engagement to fulfillment

In planning to execution

In confusion to clarity

Simply dreaming is not enough

Simply thinking is not enough

Simply wanting is not enough

Success follows the passion

Success follows perseverance

Success follows patience

Yet success doesn’t just come.

You go to it

And make it happen.

Success demands effort from you

And consistently so!

Soon you will find yourself

Staring at success right in the eyes

Savvy


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Best medicine

A translation from a Tamil forward on social media

These are the best medicines which are not available in medical stores

1 Physical exercise is one of the best medicines
2 Fasting is an excellent medicine
3 Natural Satvic food is a simple medicine
4 Laughter is the best medicine
5 Sleep is a life saving medicine
6 Green vegetable is a useful medicine
7 Sunlight is power medicine for bones
8 Loving others , Gratitude and Forgiving are also super medicines
9 Meditation n prayer are a divine medicines
10 Equanimity and right thinking are also good medicines for mind
11 Being in good company ia a modern medicine.
If we start using these medicines, we may never need to buy medicines from a chemist.
By Dr. Gunasekaran M.D. ,DC.h,MSc (YHE)


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Life lessons

Life lessons
( Translated by my mother from tamil forward)
The 9 laws of Karma

  1. Whatever we do in this Universe will come back to us.
  2. Nothing will come to us by itself. We have to work to get what we need.
    3 when we learn to accept certain things then only change will happen.
    4 when we change ourselves Life will also transform.
    5 We should realise that we only are responsible for whatever happens in our life.
  3. Past, Present and Future all are interconnected.
    7 We cannot think of two things at the same time.
  4. Our behaviour should reflect our thoughts and actions
  5. If we keep on thinking the past, the present will pass without living it.

Let there be peace and happiness everywhere. Let all prosper and live a fulfilling life.


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Lightness of being

Life is full of challenges
Along the way
For each and every being
In their own unique ways…

Am reminded  of the saying…
It’s never about the weight
But the way you carry it.

Lightness of being
Is knowing how to steer
Through the hurdles
In effortless grace.

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Beautiful to witness

The ways of nature

Sometimes maneuvering

At times adjusting.

But mostly thriving.

No matter the odds.

Savvy


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On Listening

To listen is to understand
Is a power of hearing well
The said and the unsaid

To listen is to remain quiet
To allow oneself  to hear
The voice of others than self

To listen is to develop patience
To be able to acknowledge
And understand the said

To listen  is an art to cultivate
Not easy always to curb speech
Listening leads to self control

To listen is not wait to speak
But to hear & understand
Care to listen or speak more?

A mark of good leadership
Good listening  is a great asset
Take time to listen more…

Savvy


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Light & Dark

Darkness is a great opportunity to discover the divine face of the light!’

I like the positivity in this quote by Mehmat Murat Ildan the Turkish novelist 


Acknowledging the shadow behind the light  is understanding the duality of creation and valuing the  balance and harmony  in every moment .

Savvy


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Blending in…

Blending in
If you visit a new place as a tourist
Would you prefer to blend in
Such that you are almost  invisible…
Or would you be someone
Who would  prefer  to be noticed,
For your differences
And draw attention of others

Being able to blend in can often be a blessing in disguise.
As you look like you have been there and are aware of their ways of life.
You don’t stick out like a sore thumb.
Or behave as if you are out of place.
You tend to draw less attention  perhaps, but there in is your safety in new locales.
You are adaptable and accepting of  the new culture.
For some  it’s really  easy
For some  it’s truly difficult
For they are by nature noticeable
Whether they like it or not!

What is your take on this…
Have you ever tried to blend in or stand out from the crowd

How has your experiences of  traveling been so far  ? Do share.



Savvy


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Dancing Soul

There is something endearing about dancing with a partner, it’s the power to attract another magnetically and charmingly interact with another’s energy  and spirit through dance movement.


A prerequisite to dancing well is one’s ability to take an emotional journey and open oneself and to share and connect to another’s energies .This is what engages the audience and keeps them enthralled. It’s beyond the physicality of steps, patterns, touch, or even the right dance hold or dance frame. It’s in the ability to dance with space, time, yet in complete awareness of one another’s heart of movement.

 I had an opportunity to experience  this just the other day when I witnessed all of this and more in Rohini  (my mother’s friend actually)  a family friend of many years .

I have known her to be a simple religious and a happy go lucky person who also may have been through much personal turmoil like so many others but yet has managed a cheerful disposition every time I met her.

Her characteristic sunny nature would never give away the strife behind the smile. The occasion was her 25 th wedding anniversary  that I got invited to , and as we reached the venue  the couple were at the dais, very understated , a picture of simplicity & composure.

The evening took off, with all their close friends having some wonderful and touching things to say about them both.

There was a small dance floor which soon got filled up with people who were initially hesitant As the music filled the air   many more of us started getting into the groove and dancing. And then I saw her, it was her in her element, dancing from her heart and soul. It was fantastic to see her energetic dancing in full display for the all to see , Her ever calm and composed husband  seemed mesmerized by all the fun moves she did .

In fact everyone was charmed by her passion and for that moment I realized just then that her joyful dancing soul had peeped out from the depths of it all. 

 Kudos to her for keeping the spirit of dancing alive in her through all these years .God bless!

 Dancing from the heart always counts more than perfection of steps. And that’s the ultimate challenge… To keep the mind open, ready, receptive, giving and simple enough, to dare to step out of comfort zones.

My salute to this dancing soul !

Savvy Raj