Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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A Prayer

I bet everyone will love to read this…..
Every day early morning a little girl would come to the temple and stand before the idol, close her eyes and with folded hands, murmur something for a couple of minutes, then open her eyes, bow down, smile and go out running.This was a daily affair.
The temple Poojari was observing her and was curious about what she was doing.
He realised that she was too small to know the deeper meaning of religion & that she would hardly know any prayers. But then what was she doing every morning in the temple?
A few days passed and Poojari now couldn’t resist but to find out more about her behaviour.
One morning, the Poojari reached there before the girl and was waiting for her to complete her ritual.
He placed his hand on her head and said, “My child, I have been seeing you since the last few days. You come here regularly. What do you do?”
“I pray,” She said spontaneously.
“Do you know any prayers?”asked the Poojari with some suspicion in his voice.
“…No” Replied the girl.
“Then what are you doing closing your eyes every day?” he smiled.
Very innocently the girl said :“I do not know any prayer, but I know “a,b,c,d….up to z.”I ‘recite it five times’ and tell God that,”I don’t know your prayer, but it cannot be outside of these alphabets.” Please arrange the alphabets as you wish and that is my prayer.”
And she ran, jumping on her way out.
The Poojari stood there dumbstruck,staring at her for a long time as she disappeared running in the wilderness.
This is THE UNCONDITIONAL belief in God that we pray.


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IN THIS NOW

There is always a reason

We know not yet

Trust life to deliver

Know life is a puzzle

Every piece fits perfectly eventually

Keep your faith alive

And celebrate the life you have

In this now

Savvy


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Your Calling

Speaking of my passions…

As for me beyond traveling, learning, writing, reading & writing & sharing a few musings every day, it certainly is a mix of different things…

From creating Art to Painting, Training Consultancy, Ballroom Dancing ,Volleyball, Poetry, as much as conversations with people. Infact I am passionate about whatever work I am doing in the moment. I have enjoyed giving it my full attention with all of me.

Everything connects

Every day is full of new learnings in whatever one does. And have often sensed the strength of the interconnects in these passionate pursuits.

Have had many personal experiences where I have sensed how in the he heart of the arts is all science and the core of science is all art.

Whenever I have dedicatedly pursued any work or hobby with passionate perseverance I have found that I have all the patience at my disposal to nurture what I do… Life is far more interesting and even bearable as you are driven by your calling or purpose. Am sure you can relate to this somewhere in your life.

Would you care to add a few of your passions?

Savvy


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On Spontaneity

Paradox of Perfection

Words are all I

Have to share

Writing is a flow

Of it’s own doing

If I have to wait

To think it over & over

Perhaps I could lose

The spontaneity of it all!

Sometimes in the jotting

The journey of thoughts

Begins to ebb & flow

And it’s best to allow

The spillage of thoughts

Sometimes structured

At times haphazardly

Words manifests itself

The Writing journey

Is a paradoxical one

Of ups and downs

Of chaos and confusion

Of sorting through thoughts

Meandering through the maze

A lot like living life

For ultimately in time

The puzzle fits

And all gets figured out.

Savvy


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Sunkissed Earth

Sunkissed earth

Rays of light

Beaming through

Leaves aflame

Passionately pink

Flowers strewn

Woody trails

Evergreen trees

Scented forests

Serene spaces

Tranquility untold

Sight to behold

Heart at peace

Mind at ease

Beautiful places.

Sun kissed earth.

Savvy


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Feels just right!

Life is like a never ending puzzle

And it seems all caught in a maze

Just as much as…

There comes a time when

Life finds itself

And feels just right!

Savvy


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Irony of Balance

On Balance & Imbalances

Balance..

Enables evenness

In distribution

Ensures equality in varied elements

Or even propelling proportionality.

Empowers a sense of steadiness.

Without lose of control

Balance is grace in movement

Balance is grace in stillness too

Balance is also about being in equipoise

In envisioning or even in the sensing

A state of equanimity in the being.

Where all is well.

Yet the irony of balance

Is the equilibrium is subjective

To the opposition to balance

In a state of unrest and uncertainties

Doubts and fear creep in unexpected

Creating imbalances in its own path

Little knowing the state of balance

Are the very reason for wellbeing.

Savvy


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Soulful Words

Your positive affirmations & intentions

Towards the way you want to be

Your sincere promises and prayers

Says it all, for they are the pathways

Towards creating the life moments

Worth living for!

Becoming trust rocks of resilience

In the stormy phases of life and living.

Where life can seem unbearable.

Bridging through in hope & faith in fortitude.

Such is the strength of the soulful words

That you tell yourself.

Every narrative matters!

Savvy


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Self Acceptance

In a world  battling for itself

It is time to let oneself be as is

Accepting and acknowledging

The  vulnerability of life

As foibles of life and living

It is not a time to be over demanding

Striving for over perfection

To the tipping  point .

For the challenges of this now

Far outweigh the craze for perfection

Time to be less hard on yourself

And others around  you

And be more grateful 🙏

Gratitude changes perspectives.

Making life a little more bearable

And a lot less complicated.

Savvy


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Words of wisdom

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot give you his understanding.

The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm nor the voice that echoes it.

And he who is versed in the science of numbers can tell of the regions of weight and measure, but he cannot conduct you thither.

For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man. And even as each one of you stands alone in God’s knowledge, so must each one of you be alone in his knowledge of God and in his understanding of the earth.

Kahlil Gibran…

One of my favorite writers with profound words of wisdom.

I had been introduced to his books as a teenager but have revisited his works especially ‘ The Prophet ‘ many times just to soak in the learnings.

Learning is best done in willingness & curiosity to explore the beyond.

Teaching is best done in understanding the learnings and the learner.

Learning never stops it is like a river that flows…

The teacher creates curiosity for learning takes you to the river banks of knowledge and then allows you to quench your thirst, assimilate the learning to expand your horizons of learning.

Savvy


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Giving meaning to life

Life and living…

Every life has a purpose all its own.

Life is what you make of it.

Make it memorable

Make it meaningful

Live to sense the magic of life.

Savvy


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Are you here?

Energy is where attention is!

The ability to dedicate time &, attention in any given task , or relationship can be the denoter of its success.

Make sure to be truly where you are!

Savvy


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Two women



Sharing a lovely piece of poetry

Two women, two different roles
The one who gave birth to me
And the one I gave birth to.

One gave all the love she had
The other got all the love I had

One strived in the life chosen for her
The other – for the life she chose

One made sure I didn’t have tears
The other ensured I face my fears

One hears my voice to know if am well
The other can read my face and tell

One had her eyes moist as she saw me go
The other made my eyes moist as I let her go

My past and my future when shall meet
Will be a picture ever so complete
Two women, two different roles

If only I could be a little like them,
The one who gave birth to me,
And the one I gave birth to.

Two women, two different roles.



Can simply say

Love is the bridge…
Betwixt & Between

Live life lovingly!❤

Savvy


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On Self Belief




Trust…
Who you are as you are
There is always a reason.

Believe
The strength in your self
To reach your potential

And then you are unstoppable.

Savvy


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On Action

An action that builds confidence is better than inaction which arises from fear.

At times the action is a success, at times , may be the action needs a new direction to be successful but action is better than no action.

Savvy