Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Life is a Waltz

Life is a dance

In learning the flow

Waltzing the waves

As they come and go.

Take this Waltz

Life is a journey

Of the rise and the fall

Of the swing and the sway

Waltzing through time.

Life can be like a waltz

Shaping through the moves

Of souls stepping in tandem

Of tuning in the synchrony.

Life is a waltz

Through the ups and downs

Take this waltz of life

And ease in to the flow!

Savvy


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Dance to life!

This beautiful bloom blossoms ever so gently in a timelapse.

Watch this delicate dance with life!

Watch

“Be the brave heart

that learns to dance to life.

Dream on and take the chances.

And let your soul live this dance of life.”

Savvy


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Live than just exist.

It’s often good to remember

You are born to live.

Not live because you are born.

Keep living than just existing.

Keep hope alive in your heart.

Savvy


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On Awareness.

Moving in Awareness.

From chaos to clarity

Swimming through it all

From peaks and troughs.

Every thought sets a pattern
In fact in a loop
Of interwoven scenes
Some that seem relatively strange
And some unidentifiable
Every loop jumps and lights up another
In the intersection

Is thought quantifiable at all?
Thoughts come and go
But what if we reflect on our thoughts
Like witnessing our breath, as it goes on
Thoughts may manifest on their own.

When we are mindful of our thoughts.
May be just for a bit of time every now and then
We flow along and cultivate an awareness of its nature
We become gradually mindful of the now.

In time, a sense of connect develops
In conscious awareness of our intentions.
We are creating spaces between our thoughts
And pauses in our reflections.

When shift is known by the mind
And felt in the heart
Then every thing moves
In conscious awareness.

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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Joy of Giving & Sharing

Every ask has a reason.
Every give fulfills a reason.
What reason it fulfills is another story!

Joy of giving & sharing

When can you give and share with joy?
And what happens when you give and share …

When your cup is overflowing !

A state of abundance
This is an extreme state where you are having so much to give. You are overflowing with possibilities in the potential.
When you give from here,
You may not miss anything.
You may not know the joy of sharing and giving as you have so much more.
Maybe you are giving because you want to get rid of whatever you are giving.
Maybe you want to self balance.
Maybe you want to share with those unfortunate.
Sharing the good always helps.
But do u know if the one you share it with truly wants it or uses it well.
Or do you give no matter
Even if it goes to waste
Because you are overwhelmed. Then that is not giving but discarding.

When your cup is half full!

When you are having some and then you share some, then you are sharing from your heart and brain.
Youunderstand and feel for those in need.
You share because you have something to share, may be not much but you know in your heart
That as you keep sharing you create space for more to come. You are balancing yourself between needs and wants.
You are careful in what you give but you give from your heart, from a space of love.
Such a giving arises from equanimity.

When your cup is almost empty!

When you give from nothing much to give maybe you are hyper extended already.
You may know but choose to ignore it
Else you may be unaware that there is not much left.
In both these cases the giving takes more out of the giver, so much so that it may soon cease.
What can u give when there is nothing to give?
You will give may be beyond your ability but then you will tire soon, feel used and exhausted.
This is a state of tilted balance not a great way to give.

We all may have experienced this at some point or other in our lives.

While giving from a place of love and trust it never goes wrong. We do need to feel the joy in giving. As long as your heart says go on, you must, else notice what’s making your hearts feel different and pay attention. You may learn something more on it!

When the giving & receiving complement each other it is truly ideal. But most often that is not the case.
However, giving is best shared when it comes from a place of trust faith & confidence in the giving that there is always going to be something to give.
When giving is mutual there is a flow and there is abundance.
When giving is from contentment there is gratitude and vis versa.
When giving feels enough it’s best to assess why it feels so!
In greater understanding, the giving flows…

Life is never stagnant
Its meant to flow
Be a giver
Giving always finds itself receiving
Life is a circle.

Savvy


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Begin to give

Sharing a thought provoking read I came across today.

*Die empty*

The most beautiful book to read is “Die Empty” by Todd Henry.
The author was inspired and got this idea of writing this book while attending a business meeting.
When the director asked the audience: “Where is the richest land in the world?”
One of the audience answered: “Oil-rich Gulf states.”
Another added: “Diamond mines in Africa.”
Then the director said: “No it is the cemetery. Yes, it is the richest land in the world, because millions of people have departed/died and they carried many valuable ideas that did not come to light nor benefit others. It is all in the cemetery where they are buried.”

Inspired by this answer, Todd Henry wrote his book, “Die empty” where he did his best to motivate people to pour out their ideas and potential energies in their communities and turn them into something useful before it is too late.

The most beautiful of what he said in his book is: “Do not go to your grave and carry inside you the best that you have.
*Always choose to die empty.*

The TRUE meaning of this expression, is to die empty of all the goodness that is within you. Deliver it to the world, before you leave.

If you have an idea perform it.
If you have knowledge give it out.
If you have a goal achieve it.
Love, share and distribute, do not keep it inside.

Let’s begin to give. Remove and spread every atom of goodness inside us.

Start the race.
*Die Empty*😊💐

I choose to share this because who knows how it may touch another’s life.

There is much wisdom in choosing to give out as we live life .

As we get, give_

As we gain, give

As we learn, share.

Savvy


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Pet Health Care Made Easy

Timely help is valuable help.

With the uncertainty of lockdown looming large at us, many pet parents and lovers are at odds to finding the necessary health care and food requirements of their pets.Many pets have no proper food to eat. Some are sick without proper care.To address these needs in times of uncertainty Wiggles.in makes its pawprint on Pune map as an essential services provider for pet health care and food by offering two new value additions to their already existing range of services like Vet on Call Grooming & Dog Training.

  • Smart Vet : Online Vet Consultation
  • Pet Food : Wholesome Pet Food Delivery.

To all residents of Pune here is a list of services on offer and some information.Kindly circulate to your friends and families with pets.SmartVet is an online service.To all Pet Parents,Team Wiggles brings to you a ‘need of the hour’ concept.*Wiggles SmartVet* – Vet Consultation for your Pet via Video Call.
So even though there is a curfew across the world, you can still connect with our experienced vets via a simple video call and get the right advice for your furry companions. Not sure how this works? Read up!*What is Wiggles SmartVet?*
Wouldn’t you as a pet parent sleep easy if you knew that your vet is just a video call away? Wiggles SmartVet is just that affordable and accessible option for you and your pet straight from the convenience of your home.*Why subscribe to Wiggles SmartVet?*
> Vet Consultation via Video Call
> 180 minutes @ just Rs.399/month for a single pet
> Choose your time & device
> Get advice fromExpert Vets
> No Paperwork
> Bid goodbye to long queues
> Convenient for your pet & you
> No long queues
> At the comfort of your home*What do you need to begin with?*
All you need is a dependable internet connection via any smart device that you choose.
Just send us a message to know more and we’ll do the rest!>To begin with, Register with us by sharing a few details of you and your pet
>We’ll send you the e-agreement and the payment link
>You can then book a slot of 30 minutes from Monday to Sunday between 10.00 am to 7.00 pm and our support team will send you the link through which you can do a video call with our vet.See, it’s that simple. We work on Sundays too, only for our furry buddies, so you can book an appointment on your free day.*We understand your anxiety!*
Who better than us to understand that it is risky to put our and our pet’s health on hold.
Hence, an online appointment works like magic, we are here for you in these testing times of social distancing and will also ship your pet’s medicines right at your doorstep.*What’s in it for us?*

We are a Pet-Crazy team who will go to any lengths to make sure that our pooches and kitties are safe along with their hoomans.Be Home, Stay Calm & Stress-Free!Sincerely,Team WigglesCall us on +91 8956572458 to subscribe now.https://www.aninews.in/news/business/wiggles-launches-online-veterinary-consultation-for-pets-across-india20200328142247/Pet Food Delivery Launched in a record 72 hours for Pune Pets.

*Wiggles Dog Food Delivery available in Pune.* 🐶🥣Hello Pet Parents, we know exactly how difficult it is to stock up healthy food for ourselves and our pets during this lockdown. But it’s also important for us to stay put and safeguard our health. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you out.To make things easier, we’ve preponed the launch of our Wiggles Wet Homemade Dog Food, which is a balanced meal for your pet made by our in-house chef and approved by our vets. The ingredients are pure, nutritious and so safe that even you can have it.

We have two variants Veg (Includes Paneer) and Non-veg (Includes Chicken). This exclusive meal has been tasted by many of our trusted pet friends (we wouldn’t ever go ahead without their wagging approval).

*How will this work*🔹You tell us your pet’s name, age, breed, weight and whether he/she is a puppy, adult or senior. If there are any allergies, you can let us know, so we’re extra careful.🔹Our team will assess how much food your pet needs per meal and will suggest the right amount and let you know the price per day/week.🔹We’ll prepare, pack and deep freeze our Wiggles Wet Homemade Food in the right quantity for each day. So you just have to thaw, cut, reheat and serve this Ready-to-eat meal.🔹You decide whether you want to stock up for one week or two. Make the payment via GPay or UPI.🔹We’ll personally send our staff to your building with food for your pet baby.(Please help us make this a contactless delivery for the safety of our staff.)

We’re starting out in Pune first, because this is our home city and we really want to start helping out. Honestly food is something that will maintain the health of our pets and it can never be compromised upon.Help us, help you.P.S.If you keep our Wiggles Wet Homemade Dog Food packets in the freezer, they will last a month. And if you keep them in the fridge, they will last for 2 weeks easy.

Pls Spread the word to all Pune Dog Pet Parents, today.Sharing this post in appreciation for all such human endeavors that arise braving all odds, to fulfill the basic needs of all the loving pets affected under the lockdowns.🐼/strong>🠽𝠽🠊
Savvy


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As the Seasons Change

As the Seasons Change

Keep the Spring in your heart
Then no Winters are too harsh
Or Summers too hot to handle
As Seasons change around you
You sense it all from the hope of your heart.
And hope springs forth eternally…

Here is a beautiful video that came by , shared by my friend Ashok Subharao

Although it is in Tamil , the gist is relevant to keeping the Spring in our hearts.

Love
Be in love
Be alive to life
For life moves in time
The Circle of life is a given
Only you can make this now matter well
Feed the soul, with all your heart.
Be in this moment ,feel light.
Think well live happy
Feel the love,
Love life
Live

Another video clip that came by shared by my friend Christoph, while writing the above words in this format specifically, with an idea to use words symbolically to capture the essence of the circle of life, this also feels apt to share here.

It speaks of the circle of life and the essence of letting go.
This is so important for living life well.

The lesser the baggage you carry in your head and heart the lighter you feel and freer you are!

For what matters is what you make of the now…
Let the seasons change around you
As you engage with this moment.
Live life lovingly!

Savvy


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Make Peace Not War

Every weapon made, adds to the fear
And false satisfaction of keeping you safe.
You can never be safe, when at war
Every armor is simply a pointer
Of the state of things.
Of the need of peace than war.

Every need to create ammunition
Shows the truth of retaliations.
Revenge in fear or dare is never the answer.
Resolution is where peace makes its way.

If we must be led, let us be lead
In strength of patience.
To explore possibilities
Let us choose to disarm.
Let us disengage and make amends.
Let us choose peace than war.
Let us find the middle path
In reconciliation.
Let us recognize the wrongs done.
Let us learn to undo the mistakes.
And move in harmony and oneness.
That is when we can together
Heal the world in peace
And make it worth living.

Savvy


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Art of Discernment

Our thoughts and our intentions create the possibilities and our will manifests it . Truly then awareness of actions its approach and the consequences start to matter. Every bit of creation has a purpose and the trick is to steer it towards the purpose of being . But the path is the journey of our life and is rife with challenges along the way.

Common sense, balance & equanimity of our thoughts & intentions, all begins to matter then. Yes, moderation is the key but be mindful of moderation as well.. You never know how things slowly get out of hand .

There is not much time that passes
When the glass in hand reaches the lip
The sip becomes a gulp
What’s one becomes two
And two becomes four
And so it goes…

Or when the thoughts in our heart gets spoken
When old habits surface & shape out of no where
Without your intentions, inspite of you
When what’s in you gets truly out of hand!

Be aware to be mindful
Be mindful to be heartful
Be mindful to be moderate
But be conscious to be mindful.

In throes of life and living
Emerges many facets of being
From meagre to excess
Both, two ends of the spectrum

To live life well
Is to understand
The necessity of discernment
Between what is need & what is want

Anything in time can become excess
Everything in time can become redundant.
Something always changes
Nothing stays the same

A life of excess
Will never find contentment
For you will tire
Sooner than you know

A life of lack
Will keep you in dearth
In angst for a silver lining
In the misery of poverty

But again what is little to one
Is much to another
What is complex to one
Is too simple to another

What is beautiful to one
Is ugly to another
What is extravagance to one
Seems a norm to another

What is a subject to one
Becomes an object to another
What is absurd to one
Becomes perfection to another

To each his own really
In this life that is given
Sometimes it’s easy
At times it is truly challenging.

So if in life you are ever flummoxed
Just remember
Nobody is perfect
But you are almost there!

Savvy


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Birthing ideas

A beautiful post on Germination of Ideas by my dear friend Ali Anani brought me to spring forth with some of my reflections.

Birthing ideas…

Ideas find their own way to germinate
At times they stay dormant almost invisible and untraceable.
And sometimes they emerge out of nowhere
As if they have a mind all their own.

So whether there are plenty of ideas or one is starved of ideas.
It matters not where they originated from…if it is the mind or heart spaces.
But it matters what path they take how they are applied?
What seeds they sprout in the emergence?

And yet, an idea that remains undeveloped, unappreciated today becomes a genius breakthrough someday.

On too much and too less

Too much of liberty and free will
At times may lead to aimless explorations and confusions.
Too less freedom leads to slavery and subjugation.
Too much thinking can create stress and be overwhelming
Too many ideas can be hard to contain.
Too little fodder for thoughts leads to bland existence.
It’s our choice actually…
Are we to live or simply exist?

Is there a paradox of enrichment?

Is overdoing a crime
To answer this, I ask
Is there bad in the good and good in the bad?
Too much of anything will lose its charm and character.
Appreciation declines and contentment reduces.

As it all turns to excess!

So I believe in equanimity that comes in finding equilibrium
Moderation is the key.
Too much sadness is unbearable
Too much happiness may lead to boredom.
For in too much of the good times
Values are lost and things are taken for granted.

Let there be a balance
In thoughts words and deeds
So there is neither depression of deprivations
Nor extravagance in enrichments.

Guess like ideas find their way to shoot in suitable time in time.

Like life itself, ideas also know how to balance and counterbalance themselves in life and living.

Life itself is a great idea after all!

What say, aren’t you one?🙂👍

Savvy


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Sweet moments.


Sometimes life gives you beautiful memories where you least expect it from.
 Or maybe all happens for a reason.
We were meant to meet!


A month back, work took me all the way to China. And while some industry visits were happening as scheduled, a  small moment of connection and conversation resulted in great joy and camaraderie.
Met some very beautiful and loving hearts. We warmed up almost instantly with each other. We shared much about our cultures, our food and traditions.
We spoke to each other from the heart all with the help of a translator app.
It was such a beautiful flowing conversation. We circumvented language barriers although I spoke in English into the app and them in Chinese. It hardly came in the way. By the end of it what mattered was the joy that emerged. The beautiful moments shared will always be treasured in my heart.

Thankful to the useful translator app that made it so simple. And helped create fond memories of that day!


Savvy


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Life has a way of finding itself!

The power you have.
Is the ultimate gamechanger
Doubt not its propensity
To change your destiny

Life moves on in will & design
You chart your path as you go
Your next moment is for you to intend
Keep your hopes and dreams alive

You hold the reins of happiness
You are in charge
You can steer life as you choose to
And trust yourself to find your way.

Time may seem to be flying
Faith may seem to diminish
Belief may seem to waver
But keep the hope alive in your heart

Life has a way of finding itself!

Savvy


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Are you You?

We all have our good and bad days.

We can seem totally confident and be raring to go one day and feel completely strained and stressed out on another day.

We are only human and its perfectly ok to feel so.

We don’t have to prove anything to anyone.

It’s our life and we have just this life and this moment with us, if we are not living with joy in our heart then perhaps we have some questions we need to answer for ourselves.

Ask yourself these questions honestly…

Do you dare to be as you are?

Do you express yourself without doubts and fears?

Do you mince words, avoid stepping forward, play too safe

That you hardly dare to live your life?

Do you wear what you like?

Feel comfortable with what you wear

Or choose to conform to fashion trends or what’s expected of you?

Do you eat with all your heart?

Do you binge or fast in guilt or insecurity?

Or do you care to nourish and nurture yourself with food?

Do you check your weight?

To be sure you are in a healthy range.

Or do you find yourself too often on the scales, almost every day?

Do you dare to speak your mind,

To voice what’s in your heart.

Or shut up in fear of ridicule, of what others will say?

Do you measure your words to talk

In fear of being judged or criticized.

Or…to be the best version of you.

Are you happy in your skin

Do you care about your appearance

To the extent that it ruins your day

Or to feel good for yourself.

Remember you are most beautiful when you wholeheartedly accept the way you are.

Do you wake up because you have to?

Or do you have the joy of waking up…

To a new dawn in the hope of possibilities.

Make this moment special the best you can as you are.

Remember every moment in every day is a challenge

It sometimes gets easier or even tougher in the ups and downs.

It’s all in your journey and the way you take.

You have the power to choose your path

The choice is with you

To groan or be grateful

To make it bitter or better

It’s all up to you now!

Choose well!

Savvy