Savvy Raj

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Beyond the looking



What truly makes a difference
Is the way we see things
The way we envision it


What matters is apparent
And yet at times hidden
In the veils of Illusions


When you truly want to see
There is a certain  clarity in things
Truth emerges in attention.


There is more than what appears
There is always a learning
In envisioning beyond the  looking.

Savvy




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The letting go



Every person we meet has a story to tell
In there is an understanding that one life is not more important than the other.
Every life has a reason to be.
Life is unique in the way it unfolds
We may never know what the next moment entails
The questions that arise in the living
Are meant to ignite a thought for a reason..

A few lines I wrote on nature perhaps can be mentioned here in this context as well.
Nature has many learnings for us to imbibe
When mountains form it creates its valleys too
Sometimes higher the mountains the deeper its valleys and
What we see from the top of the mountain and what we see from the valley may differ
Both perspectives may exist in the course of life and living
It all depends on where one is moving in the journey of life
Sometimes we find ourselves in depths of despair
And at times in the pinnacle of pleasure.
Both are transient as change is the only constant.
To acknowledge it and move on is hardest to do
For even though we may forgive how can we forget
But the sooner we reckon that life cannot stand still
The faster the recovery, for much is in the awareness…
Love and hate exists side by side
Fear and freedom are in the same moment
Courage comes as a saviour
In the deepest of suffering.
To every question that life throws up in the living
Every Life has its own answers to find in the living.
The trick is in trusting life to give the answers one seeks in its own way.
In between what we choose to let go
And what we choose to hold on
We create our own life in the living.

Savvy


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Unshackled Souls



Cage not the heart

Of those who dream of the yonder

Beyond the clouds, over the hills

Far across the horizon their soul

belongs.

Savvy


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Nature: The Great Balancing Act!

Anything you want
You intend deeply
And it materializes
In one way or another.

Anything you lose
Stay aware
And it comes around
In form or another.



So trust, it comes to you
What to you is due
So grieve not, your losses
Recognize your true wealth.

It is the very nature of Nature
To be the great balancer
To know when to rise and fall.
To know when to give and take.
To maintain the equilibrium.
Savvy


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On Seeing

When you look at other people through a lens of compassion and understanding rather than judgment and jealousy, you are better able to see them for what they are—human beings.” ~ Unknown

The way we see the world

Changes our experiences

Lesser expectations

Greater contentment

Lesser assumptions & doubt

Greater trustfulness

Lesser hopelessness

Greater possibility

Lesser the complexity

Greater the clarity.

Savvy


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The Way Forward


The way forward
Is in our hearts
All we need
Rests within!

“Dare to do what you most love …
the universe paves the way and how.”💙

Savvy


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Water

Water

With its force of velocity
With its force of resistance
With its force of buyouncy

The pressure of the water
As much as the torrential flow
Is a force of nature.

Relentless in pursuit
And persistent in its perseverance
Such is the nature of water.

Our body is made of water
Water is both patient and resourceful
All is in the channeling in its flow.

Savvy


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Owning the roots



The last seven days of verses in a flow was an interesting experience. Have tried to connect them all together here. Thank you all for your likes and support every day and those of you who cared to pen their thoughts, deeply grateful to to those who have been joining in and making it even more memorable.

If you would like to visit each of them and read some of the beautiful responses in verses…
Here are the links :

Verses in Flow

DAY 1 Truth
DAY 2 : Roots Day3 : Reason
Day 4 : Live
Day 5 : Life
Day 6 : Connect
Day 7 : Grace.

Have compiled it all together here, to share the strength of the interweaves in the interconnects… hope it reads well!


Owning the roots




Everything has a beginning
Nothing can materialize
Out of nowhere.
The beginning holds the truths.



Acceptance is the key
To the entire journey.
Make peace with it, make amends.
It helps smoothen the ends.




Your roots matter
From the time you are born
Your rearing and nurturing
Your life experiences.

The people involved.
Your parents teachers and friends.
All make you who ever you are.
Along the way, all the way.




You learn the ways of the world
In every experiences by far.
Remember to never be indifferent. Accept all as part of your story.




No matter the good or the bad.
Make peace to progress.
There are no roses without thorns.
Everything has a reason to be.




You may want to paint your life.
Till the last detail .
Choose to use all the colors in your box.
Paint your vividity!





Fear not, dare to try living
In Authenticity
You have one life,
Choose to live vibrantly.





You have had the good and bad Countless times in life
You have been challenged
Over and over again.




Value the moments of victory. Acknowledge the learning in defeats Take them all by your stride.
For the circle of life moves forward…



Yes you have come far.
You may have a new reality.
You may sense disconnect.
In parts of your journey.



Yet care to remember
There is a night before the dawn.
Your present always has a past.
Like with everybody else.




To know your self is good.
But to accept your truths.
As you are is better.
And living lovingly is best!




For in moments of despair.
To the heights of your glory.
The grace of gratitude.
Will give you peace of being.

Savvy


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Waves



The way of the Waves
Nature teaches us in every way
We learn the way of being…


One of the biggest learning
From the waves is knowing 
How to let yourself go…


Being free of baggage
And accumulation.
Not withholding.




In learning to let go
You find yourself at ease

In the lightness of being.

Savvy


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Two sides

Interestingly…

I came across both these images almost in the span of a single day!

Like the mirror has two faces

Everything that is , is not all

There are two sides

To everything

That exists…

What I pay attention

Grows with conviction

What I wish to disown

Diminishes to perish.

As this tree of life

Is taking roots

Growing branches

And shaping itself…

Yet the Choice

What to feed

And what to starve

The fate and future

Of two sides of my life

Solely rests with me.

Savvy


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Illusion of Diversity



I happened to chance upon a captivating spectacle in the sky… calmly painting itself in pastel shades on one end and enticingly swathed in all the vividity of  the brightest orange hues, all in single frame. I was enthralled and joyfully captured the moment.

Here are few musings…



Same piece  of sky

That  we see everyday

Makes us gasp in delight

Every other day

Showing a new side

Painting the canvas

With vivid color and hues

Patterning itself in a dance

What ever the sky shows

We believe its the truth

Perhaps  there is much more

In all its alluring textures…


A piece of sky

Makes you assume
 
The time of the day

But the perspective shifts,

When you create a barrier in-between

That divides the sky

Into  distinctive diverse  parts.





We begin to see the differences

We begin to pick our favorites

Colours tones,hues and tints

Associating with  the shapes in the sky

Deducing  patterns and patches

Divided in our choices.



How illusory  can it get?

Completely forgetting

Almost disregarding

From one end to another

All is part of the same sky!


What we see, is not all

What is all, is not seen!

Savvy


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Art of Storytelling.

Stories telling is an art

Not just the story

But the way you say it

When you say it

How you say it

To whom and why

Stories have much depth

Than what’s apparent to us.

Here is one such story worth a study!😀

Enjoy the humour…

Finest example of presence of mind!.

A Professor started his class on a very serious Topic. The moment he turned towards the blackboard, one of the students whistled. He turned, looked at the class and asked the Whistler’s name. No one answered.

The Professor peacefully kept the Pen in his pocket saying: “Lecture ends here. I’ll tell you a story to utilise the remaining time”.

Everyone became interested.

“Yesterday night I tried hard to sleep, but it was miles away from my eyes, so I thought I’d better get petrol in my car, which will save my time next morning and might induce sleep. After having my tank full, I started roaming in that area, enjoying the peace of a traffic free ride.

Suddenly, on the corner I saw a girl who was as young and beautiful as the clothes she was wearing. Must have been returning from a party. Out of courtesy, I turned my car towards her and asked if I may be of any help. She asked me if I could drop her to her home, she’ll be very obliged, to which I agreed.

She sat in the front seat with me. We started talking, and to my amazement she was very intelligent, had control on many topics which many youngsters don’t.

When we reached her address, she admitted my courteous nature and behavior and accepted that she would love to meet again.

I also admitted her intelligence and beauty and that I’ve also started liking her. I told her about my job as a professor in the university.

The girl asked my number, which I gave her willingly. Then she asked me a favor, to which i couldn’t have denied naturally.

She said that her brother is a student in the same university, and asked me to take care of him, since we’ll meeting each other more now.

I asked the name of the student. She said that I’ll recognise him with one of his very prominent quality, *He whistles a lot!*

All eyes in the classroom turned towards the boy who had whistled.

The professor said: “I didn’t buy my Ph. D in Psychology.. I earned it”.


On Infinite Potential

Why do we believe this is it and this is all?

There is so much more…

We are so much more capable!

Reach out…

Explore the infinite potential of the moments at hand.

Envision the infite possibilities in the horizon and embark upon them.

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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Lessons from Nature…

I think these Seven Pieces of Advice from Rumi, always applies as a gentle reminder…as a way of being.

In generosity and helping others be like the river.
In compassion and grace be like the sun.

In concealing others’ faults be like the night.
In anger and fury be like the dead.

In modesty and humility be like the soil.
In tolerance be like the ocean.

Either you appear as you are or be as you appear.