Savvy Raj

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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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Rise Again

Today I am happy to be sharing a motivational message in the words of my dear mother.

When we walk along the path of roses, thorns are unavoidable.
It doesn’t mean we stop walking. Remove the thorns from our way and proceed further
It may hurt. But It won’t last. Let’s keep going .

Life is like a seesaw
It keeps going up and down.
The fall and climb are parts of life.

Fret not if our efforts don’t yield results
The seed needs its own time
To grow into a tree
The buds to blossom as fragrant flowers,
The fruits and grains to ripen & nourish
Yet till then they need all the care and nurture.
So do our dreams, take its own time and
our continuous effort to become reality.

Waves fall to rise again
Leaves fall to bring
spring again
Day falls to bring a new dawn again.

Are we not a part of Nature?

Our dreams are the seed.
Our patience is the time
Our hard work is the nurture
Our Faith n Hope are the nourishment.

We may fall, be sure we will rise again

For success is awaiting to be reaped.🙏🏼


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The Art of Envisaging

Creativity births and shapes itself through artists, time after time in eternity.

Art is a deeply personal experience and yet quite symbolic to a generation in time.

What today constitutes the Modern & Contemporary Art will soon become relics of the past that tried to catch up on the times.

Here is one such simple artistic vision in recent times that moved a chord in me.

What a particular work of art makes you feel, is more important than what it looks like.

Wouldn’t you agree?

What makes you turn towards an art?

What kind of artworks attract you?

Savvy


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Zen state

When words propose in a flow
That is persuading and all pervading
No matter the rhyme or form
It becomes poetry
Creating a zen like feeling
That makes you want to be
In that state of awareness
Inspite of knowing
Everything moves on…

Have you ever been enticed by the eloquence of words?

Personally I have many favorites

But these profound words by Gibran deeply impacted me…
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

Infact all the lines that follow are equally poignant as well as profound.

So much wisdom in those words for life and living.

Which is your favorite piece of poetry?
Do your remember those verses vividly ?

Would love to know!

Savvy


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Envisioning Grace

Visions from the sky!

In these following verses, I recount the visions from the sky that I enjoyed a few months ago before all the chaos, in deep gratitude for the beauty of nature… Across lands divided by human maps, what emerged significantly was how the scenery in spite of its individual attributes, flowed merging seamlessly into one another in harmony… Amazing nature amazing grace… I couldn’t help but waltz along.🙂

I see her splendid beauty
Crystalize itself in front of my eyes.
Mountain tops bejeweled with ice
I watch her dancing

In the fluidity of the flow
Rivers shimmering in the rays of the sun
I waltzed along with her through the horizon

As the plane paddled alongside fluffs of white clouds.

Green pastures and plains
Gave way to rocky mountains

Folds over the hills stretching on
As long as the eye could fathom
A vision to behold
And time after time

The Sun would play hide and seek
Dancing cheek to cheek with the clouds
It was pure fascination
As I watched it all from up above

Magical majestic mystical mother
You are alluring and awe-inspiring in every way
Your beauty blows my mind
And captures my senses
Graceful God, I bow to thee!

Savvy


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There is…

Who says the page is empty?
There is poetry that is waiting to emerge

Who says the mind is blank?
There are surging thoughts full of potential.

Who says there is stillness in the silence
Stillness is overflowing with movements.

Who says the night is dark
There is light awaiting dawn!

A blank canvas is full of possibilities
Of creativity in all its flourishes in the flow.

There is the color of hope
There are patterns arising in perspectives.

There is forming and shaping of things to come
There is composition awaiting the sensing
All it needs is your faith in the envisioning.

For faith is all there is
In faith there is everything!

Savvy


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What do you see? Day 2

Hello my dear readers,

Every day for three consecutive days I am sharing one of my own paintings from my Artworks Collection.

Every painting will be shared without the title. I would love to understand what your interpretation is of the painting. Then the next day I will reveal my original title and thoughts on the painting.

Here is a share of my Painting on Day 2

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Please write the first 3 words that come to mind the moment you see it.

Lets together see if what I have tried depicting through my painting has reached you. Or better still you may have your own interpretation which I would love to read.

Must add, absolutely fascinating word interpretations to yesterday’s painting.I appreciate you for playing along and contributing with your interesting word choices. Some of your words have truly made me think again, so thank you for that! Please play on, I look forward to your words to my picture today.

As promised… Day 1: My yesterday’s painting share was titled Faces I ave always enjoyed and love drawing the human face & profile. I created a face in a face and kept shaping the profiles, side by side depicting the many dimensions to the face, as I continued to flow through with it. There is certainly a whole lot of blues depicting the moods and the mind. My interest in drawing the human face also made me write these two poems:

https://www/savvyraj.com/what-makes-a-face-interesting/

https://savvyraj.com/every-face-tells-a-story/

After all there are so many facets to the faces we see around us.

How many faces did you see, I wonder?

Savvy


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What do you see?

Hello my readers,

Starting today for three consecutive days I will be sharing one of my own paintings from my Artworks Collection.

Here is my Share of Day 1 Painting:

Please write the first 3 words that come to mind the moment you see it.

Artwork: Savvy Raj

Every painting will be shared without the title. I would love to understand what your interpretation is of the painting. Then the next day I will reveal my original title and thoughts on the painting.

Lets together, see if what I have tried depicting through my painting has reached you. Or better still you may have your own interpretation, which would be interesting to read.

Do join me here for a little bit of fun.😇

Savvy


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The future in our hands

This precious life that lives in you
Holds the key to the future

The precious things you will do today
Paves the path for tommorow

Precious thoughts we carry today
Will take us where we believe we are.

Hands heart and head will move as one
In hope and love our life will evolve.

Precious words that you speak today
Gladdens the heart for the future.

The future is truly in our hands today!

Savvy


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Hello Mother

Hello Mother
Hope you’re feeling alright
May the sun shine through the day
And may sky stay blue
May the waves be gentle
May the moon be bright and beautiful
May the stars sparkle & twinkle for you.

Hello mother
Forgive us for we have wronged you
We were too busy being selfish
That we never cared for our mother
You withstood it all & bore so much
I admire your resilience
How do you tolerate us so mother
For mistakes unpardonable?

arid barren clay cracks

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How forgiving can u get?
You are the great teacher
Yes, you showed us the signs
That we simply chose to ignore
How callous of us to think
We could go on forever
Without mending our foolish ways.

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Hello Mother
We hope you can breathe easy
Through the days and nights
As you hear natures sweetest tunes
Of swaying breeze & waltzing waves
Of chirping birds in joy
Of streams gurgling by
Of rivers refreshed in the flow
Life is regenerating in relief.

If only hope, faith and trust prevails
In peace and goodwill
Then our actions can speak
Louder than words!

Hello Mother
On this Mother’s Day
Hope you have a beautiful day
Today and every day!

Savvy


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To be

Remember the five simple rules to be able to thrive in life

1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

Like the five petals of the flower are connected but they bloom freely in their own way in all their simplicity expecting nothing back but giving so much beauty to the world.

Be the best version of you!

Savvy


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The Unfurling

Unfurling its petals. Photograph by Savvy Raj



Allow nature to recover

To unfurl it’s own way in time

Have patience for it is wise.

Its wisdom is rooted in creation

Let it regenerate as it is meant to.


Nature knows not favour nor hatred

Nature follows it’s own laws

What goes comes around

Every life has a purpose

Let life unfurl itself

For it’s meant to bloom

Savvy


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Gratitude for a place in the pattern.

Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow.

I have a place in the pattern, and so do you….
T.A. Barron WRITER

I loved reading the above quote and am sharing it here with great joy and a few words…

There is space for every place in the pattern.

Gratitude to the powers that are
In the spaces between
The two words, two beings or two breaths.
Between stillness and movement.

Savvy


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Carry light!

Good read:

Once, a Junior School teacher asked her students to bring some potatoes in a plastic bag to school. Each potato will be given a name of the person whom that child hates. Like this, the number of potatoes will be equal to the number of persons they hate.

On a decided day, the children brought their potatoes well addressed. Some had two, some had three and some had even five potatoes.

The teacher said they have to carry these potatoes with them everywhere they go for a week.

As the days passed the children started to complain about the spoiled smell that started coming from these potatoes. Also some students who had many potatoes complained that it was very heavy to carry them all around. The children got rid of this assignment after a week, when it got over.

The teacher asked, “How did you feel in this one week?”

The children discussed their problems about the smell and weight.

Then the teacher said, “This situation is very similar to what you carry in your heart when you don’t like some people. This hatred makes your heart unhealthy and you carry that hatred in your heart everywhere you go. If you can’t bear the smell of spoiled potatoes for a week, imagine the impact on your heart of this hatred that you carry throughout your life.”

Our heart is a beautiful garden that needs a regular cleaning of unwanted weeds. Forgive those who have not behaved with you as expected and forget the bad things.
This also makes room available for storing good things…

What an impactful way to mentor...

Stories that touch the inner recesses of our hearts can truly leave us positively inspired in the reflections.

This story means so much and is truly relevant to one and all. The world today needs compassion and love more than ever. It needs to get rid of unwanted accumulation of past years both material or our mental manifestations.

In the letting go is the healing

In the healing is the learning.

Savvy


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Step into your inner world

Step into your inner world

Do you feel your mind is racing
With your speed of thoughts
Beyond your comprehension
Then perhaps you can try
To change the flow.

It’s very effective.

Whenever you are overwhelmed
By your own thoughts
Go reverse instead of going with the flow.

Be mindful to ask
And search the root of thought.
Ask where is this thought coming from?
Ask why you having this thought?

The more you trace backwards
On the thought itself.
You will deepen the contemplation
Eventually you will find your answers.

When you are pushed beyond yourself
You need to find out the source
You will find your truths
Along the way!

Savvy