Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Envisioning

When you begin to see the good

Life begins to feel good

What seems difficult is easier to bear

The burden seems to ease

As the way you perceive

Changes the equation

Colours seems to shine better

Moments begin to matter

Life seems to be more enjoyable

And every day begins & end better.

Keep seeing and sharing the good

There is so much of it after all!

Savvy


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Taking all of you!

Find yourself!

How involved are you in life?

In your passion?

In your engagement?

In your purpose?

In your lifes moments?

What is it that makes you go on

Taking all of you

Into whatever you do?

Perhaps…

You have an answer within

You are already on your path!

Creating anything worth having

Can take all of you

To be involved to be engaged

With a purpose that drives you…

Beyond yourself!

And you find yourself!

Savvy


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Dreams to Action

Beyond the passion

The road to your life’s purpose

Is all about perseverance & patience.

When you choose to trust your dreams

To persevere with sincere intention

And believe with all of you

You are definitely closer to your chosen destination.

Savvy


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Count your blessings!

Sharing a story that my mother came across in Tamil, the gist is translated from Tamil to English by my mother and me , it illustrates the value of contentment.

CONTENTMENT is the realization of what you have ….

Once a king asked his minister that in spite of having everything I want, still my mind is not at peace. My doorman though he has nothing, seems always happy. Sometimes I feel jealous of him!

The minister told ,why don’t you try the game of 99 with him.
The king asked what is the game of 99?

I never heard of such a game. Something new?

The Minister told him, just put 99 gold coins in a bag and keep it in front of your house with a note saying here is a gift of 100 gold coins for you . Then watch what happens!

The king did as mentioned. A servant of the king passed by and noticed it. Finding the note and gold coins the servant’s joy knew no bounds. He started counting the coins. Finding one short, he thought it must have fallen somewhere nearby.

He and his whole family started searching for the missing gold coin. Full night went in searching. By morning the frustration of not finding the single missing coin overtook the joy of getting 99 coins. He became angry and started shouting at them.

He came to work with a dejected look. He started cursing himself for his bad luck of loosing one gold coin.

The king who was watching all this understood the game of 99.

In life also we forget all the 99 blessings God has given us n start feeling sad or upset for the one thing we do not have!

In becoming mindful…

We become aware to realize all we have

We learn to count our blessings.

Savvy


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On Giving





We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa


Love these words by Mother Teresa, a kind soul that showed the way of kindness in giving.

Every single selfless act in devotion leaves the world feeling a little better than before…

Yes there is much to do
To make our world better
There is so much left to improve
Sometimes we are full of doubts
About can we ever do enough
Is what we share  or do,  right at all?






No matter the doubts  simply share
With all your heart ❤
You are meant to do much, much more
Than what you can even imagine.
You will find yourself along the way.
Share your gifts with joy in giving.
And fulfil your purpose of being.

Savvy



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Heart of Love





In the spectrum of emotions
Love and hate are at opposite ends.
Yet often find itself  juxtaposed.

Love flows through
Hate constricts life.
Love is transcendence.
In evolved consciousness.
While hate scars the soul
Love heals and renews the spirit ❤

When love finds its bearings…
It takes wings and charts its course
Patterning itself in the flow
And leaves healing imprints forever
In the river of eternal time.

You have this now
Make it beautifulYou have it all in you…Love your life
Live life lovingly!

Savvy


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Power of Faith





Behind the smile is the hidden strength

Behind the gentleness is steel in spirit.

The spirit is strengthened in the living.

In depth of  love comes the strength

In loving deeply is the courage to dare

Against all odds.

Such is the might of the warrior  within…

Inner faith can move mountains.

Savvy


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The trangression

Recently a reader mentioned he was stymied…
By the following line in one of my previous post
‘Covet not what you cannot share.’

Let me explain..

The very act of coveting
Is yearning to possess
That which does not belong
Act of possession is not love

True love is about freedom
Every person has both
Freedom and limitations Such is the law of nature.

When man unknowingly
Or knowingly covets beyond
Nature is displaced and broken
Then energies shift

And all hell breaks loose
Every word spoken or written
Can effect someone somewhere
So important to know
And discern with care
Else all the wisdom of life
Becomes meaningless.

Living your truths is fine
As long as you don’t impinge others
As long as you respect life
Around you to have theirs.
Share your truths if you wish
But do not share what is not yours.

For that is an act of trangression
A violation of natures
Code of conduct!

Savvy


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Looking through…

What lens are you looking through…

Are you
Wearing lens of compassion
Having the lens of humour
Cleaning the lens for clarity.

Invoking the lens of intelligence
Expressing through the lens of emotion
Respecting the lens of honour.

Are you Looking through…

The lens of wisdom
Or of ignorance?

The lens simply magnifies

What you see…

For thats what its meant to do!

Its all in what you are looking through…

All is in the envisioning!

Savvy


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In The Lightness of being.


There are few gifts
Of life in the living
Like joy of laughter
Like the happiness of smiles
Like the sharing of loving kindness
Like sensing of gratitude


They add to your life
They heal your being
Body mind and Soul.
The more you have it
And live expressing it 
The better the health of your heart.

A good thought
A good deed
A good laugh
And all is well
In the lightness of being.

Sensing my share of these gifts.
Are you?

Savvy


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Make room



A simple reason to better the self
Is to evolve as you grow.
In living life
Is the wisdom garnered.

Your deeds create space
Making room for more.
Your thoughts manifest
All that you deeply intend.

Choose to add and subtract
With the power of choice
That rests with you
Add the good, minus the bad.

Choice rests with you
Choose well!

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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The ‘Now’ Matters!


This space between  the past and future

It could  be a moment , an instant  or a day..

Simply centering  without  distractions

It’s all in this here and now…

Energy  flows where the attention  is!


In this space of between  and betwixt

Is where there is no time

For it is irrelevant.

And what matters is this Now!

Savvy


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Find peace within

Yesterday was my mother’s birthday. And I came across this reflection of hers by chance and started reading it, Although she is living far away in another city, I deeply connected with her in every moment as I was reading this. Wishing her a beautiful blessed day!

Finding peace

Happiness is an abstract state which gives us high,
makes us feel positive about everything,
makes us forgive peoples faults, brings a smile in our face n laughter in our mind,
gives us strength,
brings love to our heart,
makes our surroundings beautiful, makes life worth living,
radiates our being irrespective of the outside effects.

Happiness is the real state we are born with. That is our real form, shrouded by the clouds of acquired and induced qualities as we walk along this long path of life. In due course, it gets overshadowed by outside influences that we forget how to be really happy. We start seeking happiness from outside sources forgetting our own storehouse inside us.

Thus starts our dependence. Whether material, emotional, physical, or spiritual, for everything we start seeking help from other people or substances which gradually grow from need-based to the necessity which we cannot live without. In the long run, the very source we think gives us happiness adds nothing but misery. The more u seek outside the more ur inner light dims.

How to come out of this self-induced predicament. Really very hard as the acquired dirt must have become layers of solid sediments. A little Viveka n Vairagya are the tools God has provided us with, to unearth the hidden treasure, of Happiness Within.

Viveka means right understanding, discriminating knowledge n true wisdom.

Vairagya means detachment, dispassion, maintaining a state of mental equilibrium.

Developing both these qualities help us to be in a peaceful happy state irrespective of outer influences knowing their transient nature. The more we delve in these, the nearer we go to our inner self which is the abode of ultimate BLISS.

The ever-changing face of the sky
The dancing flames of the fire,
The soothing flow of the air,
The flowing waves of the water,
The surface of Mother Earth
All just set to put in our mind the transience of Nature.

The rising and setting of the Sun,
The waning and waxing of the
Moon,
The revolution and rotation of the earth,
The cycle of the changing seasons
Just to remind us nothing is forever to stay.

The karmic cycle of birth and death,
The changing phases of lives,
The changing moods of the mind,
The swaying patterns of wealth
Aren’t enough to teach the human mind equanimity and humility?

How many more lessons does one need?

Anjana.

This piece ‘ Finding Peace’ resonates deeply. Especially so in these chaotic times.

Savvy


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Shadows shimmer too!



Trust light to shine itself

Trust the shadows to find light

All is not dark forever

For light shimmers on shadows

What’s hidden uncovers itself

At some point or the other

Trust in time

Develop patience

Patterns are meant to shape

And change itself along the way

What shines has shadows

And shadows shimmer too!

Keep the faith

Shadows will find the light

All is meant to be well and bright.

Savvy