Savvy Raj

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The Wisdom Of Letting Go

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond winning.” – Lao Tzu

Trying to win is good

But when that very trying

Is consuming the life out of you

Would you think it over?

We teach ourselves

To try and try until we win

But there is always a point of tipping over.

Knowing when to bend so you do not break

Is a lesson in letting go…

When you are able to discern the detachment dispassionately

When you are able to rise beyond comparisons & competitions

When you are able to sense the contentment in what you have

You are meeting your true Self

For you are able to acknowledge in acceptance

The truth of what truly matters

In the learning to let go

You have witnessed there is abundance

In the circles of being there is always more

What is, was and will be

Always has a reason yet to understand

There is wisdom in the letting go!

Savvy


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Travel Trails Antwerp

The Antwerpen Christmas Market is spread out over several streets and squares lighting up the entire historical centre of Antwerp beautifully into a huge and happening zone to stroll around in…

Glowing in the night!
Beating the winters chill
Sitting by warm fire pits…
Sipping hot glühwein!

And the mistletoe?
Well its no small branch
But a giant one indeed!
Fit for all the crowd that gather under
Just to share their love for each other….💞

Savvy

#reminisces #travels #inspiration #life #journey


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On Beliefs

On beliefs

Irony of cognition
As long as our beliefs  are taking us through
We are comfortable
But if our beliefs,  blur our vision
We are confounded
We become guarded
And want to protect our opinions
Even if they are erring
In fact we are most hostile
When we are aware deep within
How wrong we actually are !

Rather than allowing ourselves to evolve
We step in our own way of growth
Becoming mental contortionists
Twisting  and turning
With the assumptions & notions of truth
Until we find an angle that upholds
Our current views.

Our beliefs can be our strength as much as our weaknesses. In allowing ourselves to accept something new or different to what we are used to or expect, we begin to open up our minds and hearts.

Think about your own beliefs, are there moments where you were challenged by your own beliefs,

Were there times when you feel that some of your own beliefs need a thinkover?

Often we assume we are totally in the know and believe it to be so like a frog in the well.

Yet the truth shows up differently from these illusions we live in, and then we realize how far away from the truth we actually are!

There is always more…

Possibilities in the infinity

So much more to learn

So much more to discover

So much more to explore

So much more to know…

Savvy


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Make it a beautiful day!

Step up on a soul shaking stir to free the mind, to realize the calm that actually is this moment.💙

Make this moment beautiful!

Have a beautiful day!

Savvy


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Interconnections

Today I share my artwork

All is in the strength of the interconnections.

Savvy


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The Simple Truth

In knowing there is within you

The power of potential

Is one thing

But in knowing  what to do with it

Is quite another

The way you choose to be

Your thoughts  to deeds

Pave the path of life

That you live through 

Every moment is a living truth 

Of the choice you choose to make

And this is the simple truth .

Savvy


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Irony of Balance

On Balance & Imbalances

Balance..

Enables evenness

In distribution

Ensures equality in varied elements

Or even propelling proportionality.

Empowers a sense of steadiness.

Without lose of control

Balance is grace in movement

Balance is grace in stillness too

Balance is also about being in equipoise

In envisioning or even in the sensing

A state of equanimity in the being.

Where all is well.

Yet the irony of balance

Is the equilibrium is subjective

To the opposition to balance

In a state of unrest and uncertainties

Doubts and fear creep in unexpected

Creating imbalances in its own path

Little knowing the state of balance

Are the very reason for wellbeing.

Savvy


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Self belief

Power of positive belief

Self belief and self confidence has a way of showing  up …beyond ourselves
In the way we treat others around us
The way we take time out to ensure
That they are cared for and understood
The way we trust ourselves  to do much more…
Self belief  makes us, own the space we occupy…
And makes us shine the light on others  and yet shine our own brilliance.

Savvy


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Amazing nature

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle

Nature never ceases to amaze us

Such is the wonder and awe of nature.

Nature is full of surprises

Every tree , every branch

Every flower, every bud

Like all living things is unique

Yet patterned in synchrony

Adapting to ways of being

Nature is resilience personified.

Every where we care to look

There is something to admire

Something to respect and learn from

Salute to the splendors of Nature.

Savvy


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Spools from Spills

Some positive takes in an accidental spill…

To keep calm and address the lesson in the spill.

To turnover a spill to evolve for better
To sense a pattern of possibilities in a spill.

To challenge the statuesque through a spill.

To test skillsets learned from a spill
To move beyond in a dare with a spill

To spill some more and align the pattern formations

To envision hope beyond the accidental spill.

To create artworks from the potential in a spillover

To empathize with the spiller across the learning curve…

Spills become art and art spills over.

Savvy


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An Expression Of Manifestation.

Image credits: Fb Group Unique Trees

Saw this photo on a Fb group share and I couldn’t help pause and wonder about this expression in manifestation.

How beautifully it has orchestrated its creation

How artfully the artistry of photography has captured this brilliance of creation.

Every where we see nature emotes in magnificent awe-inspiring ways, the wonders of creation… in the trees, be it in a little leaf , a bud, in aging bark & trunk of trees , in the cloud paintings up above in the canvas of the sky or even in the dance of the waves in the sea…🙏

Savvy


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The Suitcase

The Suitcase

A man died, when he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.
– God said: Alright son its time to go.
– surprised the man responded: Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans…
– I’m sorry but its time to go.

– What do you have in that suitcase? the man asked.
– God answered: Your belongings.
– My belongings? you mean my things, my clothes, my money?
-God answered: Those things were not yours they belonged to the earth.

– Is it my memories? the man asked.
-God answered: those never belonged to you they belonged to Time

– Is it my talents?
-God answered: those were never yours they belonged to the circumstances.

– Is it my friends and family?
-God answered: I’m sorry they were never yours they belonged to the path.

– Is it my wife and son?
– God answered: They were never yours the belonged to your heart.

– Is it my body?
– God answered: that was never yours it belonged to the dust.

-Is it my soul?
God answered: No that is mine.

Full of fear, the man took the suitcase from god and opened it just to find out the suitcase was empty.
– With a tear coming down his cheek the man said: I never had anything???
-God answered: that is correct, every moment you lived were only yours. Life is just a moment. a moment that belongs to you. For this reason enjoy this time while you have it. Don’t let anything that you think you own stop you from doing so.
-Live Now
-Live your life
– Don’t forget to be happy, that is the only thing that matters.
– Material things and everything else that you fought for stay here.
-YOU CAN’T TAKE ANYTHING

Received this thoughtful share on social media with these words…

Share this reflection with anyone you love or appreciate. Enjoy every second you live.


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Art of Movement

Personally speaking, I have a deep interest in the art of movements, especially the ones that elucidate the flow… perhaps that is why I love dancing but on the other hand I have been equally captivated by the beauty of Tai chi and more so Qi Gong.

The healing energy of movement has often been a subject of deep passion, respect and research for me.

Likewise I am especially fond of the flowing Waltz as well. Since childhood, dancing comes naturally to me but have always found myself grappling to understand why martial art is even necessary.Until much later I started exploring the potency of energy in each of us…through a little introduction into Tai chi as well by conscious choice.

Allow me to present my reflections on this subject in a flow….

In a dance
There is an interconnect
Of emotion and movement
As to emote is to sense
The feeling in the flow…

In dance there is an awareness
Of moving in response
Without anticipation.
As in one step less,
The music moves on
And you are left to improvise
On how to match the steps in rhythm.

Yes, truly to dance is to enjoy the life in the moves.

In martial arts
There is flow too
But a flow that is ever in alertness,
In strategic moves and self defense
The speed and swiftness
In reaction and response.

Martial arts often feels like dance… t
But often the difference
Is between life and death.

Both are connected in the deepest sense and yet distinctive like chalk and cheese.

The intention to dance and to fight…is what differentiates.

We dance to let go, to enjoy this now and celebrate it.
In awareness is a flow that merges in harmony to synch in with now in artistry of the moves

The warrior is fighting for peace for survival against all odds
Not knowing what is the next move but yielding to the now to decipher the countermove and strike.
Here too there is often a display of extreme artistry of motion in accuracy of time.

To learn both, takes dedication and practice in patience.
But most of all is the need for relentless will & passion to persevere .

Yes, there is a dancer in a warrior

And a warrior in the dancer.

Choice rests within you.

Just remember, to dance is to live the moments and explore its most aesthetic potential in the flow… choose not to make dance a fight.

Stay joyful in peace.

To learn martial arts is to get into the arena and survive.
Attack or in self defense with least possible harm to get out of harms way to stay in peace.

Both may have their own relevance in purpose
To negate one is to look at only one half of the circle
Just as much as joy is part of life
Safekeeping the freedom to be
Is equally important in every now…

Do you want to dance in peace
Do you want to fight for peace.
Choice is yours to make
Peace or war!

Savvy.


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Heartprints Matter

True meaning of St Valentine Day!

Celebrate life and living

Leave heart prints

Wherever you go

Today and every day!


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Just be




Be anchored be balanced.

Life has a way of arranging itself.

Trust your path is meant to be

Just be…

Savvy