Savvy Raj

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Build bridges not walls

From the architect of time, the source creator came a space of nothingness (akash)from space came matter (energy) from matter came movement (wind, air) from movement came fluidity (flow, water) from fluidity came existence from existence emanated the spirit of life (the breath of life, fire passion).

The elements existence are a guide in an acknowledgement of interdependence. An awareness of the interconnections is an acceptance that everything exists in the subtlety of balance. The spirit of life and living is the bridge to our calling and purpose of being and the journey to the being. The path is and will be ours and yet not just ours.

 Every move in time is interlinked in the bridge of time that we were, are and will be on. The bridge of time is in eternal cycle of motion. All matter constitutes one or more of the elements in different proportions . While the mind of the matter perceives it in thoughts, the heart of the matter senses … The mindful thoughts and heartfelt feeling are both real and unreal all at the same time.

 Consciousness is the bridge of awareness between the extrinsic and the intrinsic between the learning and the knowing. And in this understanding is the realization… whole and complete, of all as it is .

Savvy

 

 


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Art of Self Removal

Throwback to last week when I recorded a demo and forgot about it 

Shown here is one of the riskiest parts of the process — removing myself from the fragile balance without disturbing it.

In order to balance something like this, I usually need to basically wrap my body around it while sitting and building.. using knees to hug / stabilize the lower section(s) like a scaffold. But once I find zero, I need to remove my body without causing the structure to collapse.. on my body.. it’s when I’m most vulnerable.

But as seen here, I keep my gaze firmly on the structure while maneuvering my body away. It’s like a weird hyper focus where I’m spatially entranced on the relative positions of the rocks, and if any data point deviates from the whole, I have maybe a second to react before it becomes dangerous, especially for my left hand here which is planted on the stump I was sitting on, hoisting my body away.. if that top decides to fall on that hand, bones would likely break… not a situation where I can afford to break focus.

Some self removals are easier than others — it really just depends on a firm hold for my right hand behind me, the sensitivity of the structure itself, and what the wind is doing..

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This post made me think further on

The Art of Self Removal

In any creation

The creator is inextricably

Interweaved in the tapestry of creation

And yet the Creator detaches the self

To step away from the creation

Distinguishing the completion

Of one phase of the creation

For it to begin it’s own journey of being

Savvy


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A Matter Of Thought

They say it’s what you do that matters

But it’s the thought that counts

Can we choose one thought over other

Yes we can in mindfulness

Being aware is the first step

The choice rests with you

For you are your thoughts

As much as your deeds .

Savvy


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Art of Management

Team Management & Motivation Tips

If you are in a position of leadership and influence, consider it your responsibility to keep your team motivated consistently.

Every career experience is deeply significant in understanding and expanding your vision. As a Management Consultant & Mentor, my years as a Ballroom Dance Educator & Trainer have been truly insightful in understanding teamwork and collaboration and the values of direction and motivation from a leadership perspective in team performance.

Here are a few tips to manage & motivate your team.

Attitude: A team is a set of individuals who are meant to align towards a vision and mission.  Start of by getting the hiring process right. Hire the people with the right attitude.

Connection : Begin to connect with your team with genuine interest in their work plan, issues and tasks at hand.  You are more likely to understand the pain points, their strengths and find proper resolutions

Trust building : Building trust in your team starts with a leader who knows when to engage and when to back off.
Trust creates responsibility and makes team members accountable.

Safety : A team that is ensured, mental, physical, social, environmental safety feels well-supported.  Understand how important it is for every member to sense the safety so that your team can take steps with confidence.

Respect: Give respect to get respect.
Create a platform to collaborate without character assaults and biased opinions.Always remember there is the benefit of doubt.


Non-judgmental : Avoid & Reduce personal bias and judgements in assumptions from affecting your team.
Be inclusive and create a diversity in the team such that it becomes a source of strength.

Attention: Care to pay attention and nurture your team. Be available and wholly present to guide, mentor your teams through their tasks and issues. But reduce dependencies.

Appreciation: Last but not the least care to celebrate their small & large wins, take time to appreciate the good work.

Savvy