Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Value of Values

A beautiful story share that tugs your heartstrings.

Remember Kenyan runner Abel Mutai who was just a few feet from the finish line, but became confused with the signage and stopped, thinking he had completed the race. Spanish runner, Ivan Fernandez, was right behind him and, realizing what was happening, started shouting at the Kenyan to continue running. Mutai didn’t know Spanish and didn’t understand. Realizing what was taking place, Fernandez pushed Mutai to victory.

A journalist asked Ivan, “Why did you do that?” Ivan replied, “My dream is that someday we can have a kind of community life where we push and help each other to win.”
The journalist insisted “But why did you let the Kenyan win?” Ivan replied, “I didn’t let him win, he was going to win. The race was his.” The journalist insisted, and again asked, “But you could have won!” Ivan looked at him and replied, “But what would be the merit of my victory? What would be the honor in that medal?
What would my Mother think of that?”

Values are passed on from generation to generation.


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Light reflects light

Every moment that we choose to shine as bright as we can,

We begin to sense the lightness in the being.

In sensing the blessings of light

Light reflects Light!

Savvy


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Cultivate space…

As we cultivate a space

Within and around us

To listen and observe

To understand and care.

We access the underlying wisdom

As we allow ourselves to notice

The ways of life and living

We come across fresh perspectives

When we allow ourselves to hear

The sounds of silence

We sense our feelings

We accept our emotions

And likewise..

We tune inwards a little more

In this conscious awareness

We practice…

To tap into our intuitive intelligence

In every cell of our being

Speaking through our senses.

To access the powers within.

All we need is to cultivate space.

Savvy


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Wisdom of Silence

Sharing the.. ‘Vacho Vegam’

Ancient Indian words of wisdom

WHEN TO BE SILENT – few practical tips:

1. Be silent – in the heat of
anger.
2. Be silent – when you don’t
have all the facts.
3. Be silent – when you
haven’t verified the story.
4. Be silent – if your words
will offend a weaker
Person.
5. Be silent – when it is time
to listen.
6. Be silent – when you are
tempted to make light of
holy things.
7. Be silent – when you are
tempted to joke about
sin.
8. Be silent – if you would be
ashamed of your word
later.
9. Be silent – if your words
would convey the wrong
impression.
10. Be silent – if the issue is
none of your business.
11. Be silent – when you are
tempted to tell an
outright lie.
12. Be silent – if your words
will damage someone
else’s reputation.
13. Be silent – if your words
will damage a friendship.
14. Be silent – when you are
feeling critical.
15. Be silent – if you can’t
say it without screaming.
16. Be silent – if your words
will be a poor reflection
of your friends and
family.
17. Be silent – if you may
have to eat your words
later.
18. Be silent – if you have
already said it more
than one time.
19. Be silent – when you are
tempted to flatter a
wicked person.
20. Be silent – when you are
supposed to be working
instead.
21. Be silent – when your
words do not do any
good to anyone
including yourself.

WHOEVER GUARDS HIS TONGUE KEEPS HIS SOUL AWAY FROM TROUBLES.

Silence is full of wisdom

When we listen in silence

We hear and understand more

Silence speaks more than words can say.
Listen to the intuitive
The meditative, contemplative
The reflective & the restorative voices
There is a connective wisdom
In the sounds of silence
Emanating from you.
It is your precious inner self
Expressing itself.
Be mindful and attentive
Listen if you can,
Every once in a while.”
Embody the peace within.

Savvy


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Heart of Art

Consciously or otherwise,

whether it is…
In Steering the words that flow, toward a larger purpose.
In Channelling the ideas that spring forth
In Creating artworks with a splattering of colours

Art draws expressions from wonder
Art thrives in the heart of the being.
Art flows through in movement & solitude…

When the he(art) speaks, the artist listens
For Art is life and living an art.

Savvy


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Already there…

Who is there when there is no one to turn to?

Who is there to bear it all?

Who is there to help you back on track?

Who is your trustworthy ally ?

Its you and only you.

Truly …

Everything you need is already inside you!

This one line is a wonderful boost to bring an awareness back of the strength within us all.

Wouldn’t you agree?

Savvy


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Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude is a beautiful attitude.

Both in the giver and receiver.

There is certain change of heart

Life evolves for the better.

Yes how beautiful it is

When we begin and end the day

With the grace of heartfelt gratitude!

Savvy


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On Awakenings


Awaken the spirit
From the slumber
Arise to a new day
As you begin a new way
Acknowledge the circle of life
Of awareness in the awakenings
That’s all-encompassing in flow
Than just inward or just outward
Live with hope of transcending
The limitations of knowing the self.
Savvy


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If not now then when?

If not now then when…
Will we distinguish the need and want
For between them is a line of balance
To understand in awareness
To acknowledge in understanding
Some needs are common to life & living.
But wants are more specific in nature.
The motivation of these wants
Is both intrinsic and extrinsic
Some wants are by nature
And some wants are formed in nurture.

To be motivated towards thinking
Of what to have and let go in time
Is a matter of discernment
In conscious consideration
A matter of introspection
To bring about waves of changes in action.
Moving beyond the apparent realities
It’s a matter of awareness of the imprints
Of life and living…
A subject of substantial deliberation
Not too common a pathway.
And yet an offbeat road leads to surprising revelations

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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Seek the Serenity



Seek the Serenity in the Silence

Care to tune in
Listen to the intuitive
The meditative, contemplative
The reflective & the restorative voices
There is a connective wisdom
In the sounds of silence
Emanating from you.
It is your precious inner self
Expressing itself.
Be mindful and attentive
Listen if you can,
Every once in a while.”
Embody the peace within.
Seek the Serenity  in the Silence

Savvy Raj


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Its all in the mind




Such is the power
Of
Mind over matter

We are so very gullible
And
So very vulnerable.


Illness of mind
Seems
To be more, than of the body.

In this illusory world
Let
The mind play its magic

Let us all heal and recover from fear
Truly
Move on to find a way out!

Savvy


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Accept, don’t expect

Peace

Whenever we get too drawn into the vortex of living life and whenever it starts to feel like a burden and like there is no lightness in the moments it is perhaps time to take a check on our own way of being. So today I am heart fully sharing my dear mother’s two bits on the way of peaceful life and living… I have re read it earlier for to balance my own thoughts as well.:))

Already a lot has been said and written about this. So many experts in different fields have shown so many ways to attain peace.

Peace- the ultimate human need even after reaching peaks of success in their fields. It eludes even the so called achieved souls.

Humans have various desires and find various ways to fulfill them.
Need for wealth, health, love, knowledge, family , status, fame, power, comforts… . the list goes on. To achieve them they go through various states of hardships n emotional turbulence . Perseverance, hard work, focus and luck help them to achieve their goals. But after attaining all these is one peaceful?
Unfortunately the more one gains, the greater is the loss of inner peace. Loads of pressure weighs down them.

The need for more never get satiated. Contentment is always on the other side of the river.Because our expectation keeps on increasing .
From childhood one has to live to the expectations of people surrounding them and in the process then they grow up, they start expecting the same from all around them .
Whichever field or whatever state they are, there is always expectations. Family , friend, society, teachers, work place, children, lifestyle, appearance, behavior befitting their age n status…expectations everywhere.; either by us or from us at all stages of our life. Again it is endless. Peace still eludes .

Like the most difficult puzzles have very simple solutions , life problems also can be simplified.

Simply working towards reducing and gradually ceasing the expecting from others or living to other’s expectations.

Be yourself , let others be themselves.
Never shy away from our duty or ignore social responsibilities or inner values. Doing without expectations. But it is not easy to transcend basic human nature. More than desires, our expectations not happening cause us more sorrow. All are not yogis or saints. But peace is ultimately desired by all. If every one adheres to practice non expectation, peace will befriend the surrounding .

Do your duty, Be dedicated, Be grateful , Be understanding ,Be helpful, Be kind and compassionate,
Be selfless , all without expectations.
Your due will come to you in its own time in its own way.

Such is Cosmic law.

No expectation –
No disappointment –
No arguments –
No disharmony –
Peaceful existence

With whomever or wherever one be, adopt, adjust & accept. Happiness & peace will follow.
When acceptance becomes our nature the rest become easier.
One word mantra to peace
Live, let live.
Stop Expecting.
Start Accepting.
Live happily.


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Breathe

 

Breathe in calm

Sharing my artwork that resonates with  these reflections.



In this masked world

So full of fear

Awaiting the ability to breath

And move without restrictions

It is imperative  in spite of the chaos

To breathe in calm in spite of the storm

When Peace Becomes a Priority!


Breathe in stillness

Breathe in tranquility

Breathe in some inner calm.

It sets things in order 

To flow in harmony once again.

 

Savvy

 


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Peace is the way!

Inner peace eventually, leads to external peace.
Peace is the way.

Savvy