Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Ease up

Flow with the change…

Live and let live.

Breathe easy

Savvy


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On Happiness…

What if?


You are given an opportunity to travel to beautiful locales on work or pleasure ,in a country so far away from  your own
Everything  is wonderful and picturesque…

Yet, you are traveling along with people/ or paired with a person of completely different interests.

What if….

If you are a morning person and they are late risers

If you like walking and they like to rest more.

If you like to explore museums and art scenes and they have no interest in anything art

If you want to experience new culture by meeting new people and connecting with them than simply trying out food .

What if you want quick bites on the go and they like fancy dining experiences.

What if you want to start early and you are exasperated as they prefer late afternoon after a lazy lunch…

What if you are up and ready to go and they take a really long time to get ready ūü§Ē

You like to capture experiences and rejoice in the memories and they have no particular interest in photography.

When you like to have a conversation freely and they are too busy or too silent, you often realise its better to remain silent unless spoken to even if there is  company.

What would you do …

You make things right for you!

Let’s see, it’s not all that bad
You are in a new location….

You realise its better to have some company than traveling alone in some places at least.
You begin to appreciate the environment and yourself in it.
You appreciate others who are around.
You pay extra interest in people and places, the quirkiest, even the strangest and most peculiar  things as much as the ordinary  seem to matter somehow.
You try to find happiness in  whatever you see.
You adapt to things as it comes.
You accept¬†everything, as your life’s myriad moments.
You remember to focus on the positives¬† acknowledge the good in them and move on…

After all

Happiness is in you!

And
Tommorow is another new day!

Savvy


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Gratitude for the interconnects

Here’s to the believers
The trusters and the hopeful ones
For those who keep the hope alive in their hearts

They work to change the world for the better
Practicing their arts & live their passion in purposeful ways.


It is through  them values are practiced passed on and sustained.
Power to the practitioners in knowing that there is always more…
To learn unlearn and relearn.

For everything interconnects
Keep the faith
For faith is all there is.
And without it nothing is.

Savvy


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Power of Belief

It all begins with belief

In believing you can

And that there is always hope

For the better in every way

For it takes you places

And makes things happen

Such is the power of belief

Profound and precious

Every move in self-belief

Allows you to get closer

To the truth of you!

Savvy


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Life lessons

Another inspiring story translation from tamil forward by my mother Anjana.

A gardener one day saw a bird’s nest in his garden. Out of curiosity he peeped inside and saw a few eggs laid inside it.
Next day he was happy to see small tiny cracks on the eggshells. He realised th eggs are getting ready to hatch . His curiosity increased.
For the he next few days , every day he will see the how the eggs are and happy to see the cracks getting bigger. His expectations kept on increasing.
One day he saw the eggs moving and the little tiny birds were struggling inside to break open the wall and come out of their confined space .
He felt sad for the birds as they have to struggle so much. He wanted to help them . So he softly made the cracks big enough to make their work easy.
The next morning he went with lot of expectations to see the little birds out of the eggs without struggle. He was disappointed to see there was no change. It was same as he had kept the day before.
For the next couple of days it went on. The eggs remained the same . There was no movement. Then one day he was shocked to see lot of ants all over the eggs and found all the tiny birds dead inside.
His heart ached to see this . He was very sad. His friend who saw him asked the reason. When he told what had happened , his friend told, ” You are the reason for their death. Out of your love n expectation you killed them. “

“Me ? How?”
“Yes , only you are responsible.
When the little birds are ready to come out , their little wings and legs will move slowly giving it strength. It will break open the shell with the help of its beak n body. It is a natural process . If you had left it their way by now all the little ones must have come out and flew from their nest in a few days. A normal delivery would have happened.
The gardener was shattered when he realised his folly.
As parents we are doing the same to our children. We protect them with so much care and precautions to safe guard them from any pain or suffering.
We fail to make them know the value of sweat, the worth of labour and the struggling path to success. We want to give them all ready in a platter. Our mentality is’ I’ve suffered a lot. My children should not’.
We forget that our overprotective love will make them weak and some day when they face life with its realities , they will suffer.
Let us make them walk the path and watch them grow as individuals with inner strength. When needed be there to guide. How long can they walk catching your fingers. Let them walk alone. Let them fall and learn to rise on their own. Let them make their own path . Watch them from a distance. Applaud them.
This is not a bird’s story.
It is a life lesson for our children.


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Kindsight

With a rich imprint of lessons

The past is behind you

Full of hope & promise

The future is yet to reveal itself

The now is the present

It shows up in myriad ways.

Can we learn from the past

And apply it to this moment

Can we shape this now

And make it matter

Can we breathe in kindness

And make a difference

For this now and forever.

All we need is a willingness

To accept a shift in perspectives.

Savvy


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For the love of dance!

World Dance Research Congress India

A fond reminisce

A moment in time

A community of dancers

A representation of artists

Of myriad dance forms.

Of different nations

A communion of cultures

Beautiful memories ‚̧

Savvy


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Be this alive…

Just dance.

And feel this alive!

Savvy


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Purpose of Art

Art is meant to align us.

The true purpose of an artform is found in the aligning with the universal consciousness . 

Savvy Raj


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Life lessons

Life lessons
( Translated by my mother from tamil forward)
The 9 laws of Karma

  1. Whatever we do in this Universe will come back to us.
  2. Nothing will come to us by itself. We have to work to get what we need.
    3 when we learn to accept certain things then only change will happen.
    4 when we change ourselves Life will also transform.
    5 We should realise that we only are responsible for whatever happens in our life.
  3. Past, Present and Future all are interconnected.
    7 We cannot think of two things at the same time.
  4. Our behaviour should reflect our thoughts and actions
  5. If we keep on thinking the past, the present will pass without living it.

Let there be peace and happiness everywhere. Let all prosper and live a fulfilling life.


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Lightness of being

Life is full of challenges
Along the way
For each and every being
In their own unique ways…

Am reminded  of the saying…
It’s never about the weight
But the way you carry it.

Lightness of being
Is knowing how to steer
Through the hurdles
In effortless grace.

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Beautiful to witness

The ways of nature

Sometimes maneuvering

At times adjusting.

But mostly thriving.

No matter the odds.

Savvy


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On Opportunity

Opportunity does not just come to you
You walk to it
And when you do
Remember, you are on a new trajectory
There are new challenges  in the changes
Know the strength of your spirit will be tested
Your balance may be tilted
To extremes of possibilities.

Yet, your patience  perseverance & passion for your purpose
Will guide you through
And somewhere along the way
in fleeting  moments
You will feel that gliding, waltzing feeling
Sensing harmony in the synchrony
To that which you truly love ‚̧ԳŹ

What are you waiting for?

Savvy


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On Freedom

On Freedom

Freedom is being able to be all of you

But remembering the rights

Of other lives to be all of them

When we understand…

Our Freedom ends where another’s freedom begins.

So then

How free do you feel in this now

How important is freedom to you?

Can you sense your life flowing

Or is there restraints that bound you

Can you express yourself without hesitation?

Can you speak your mind without fear?

Can you write without worrying if the words may reveal your nature?

Can you walk alone without a care where you live?

Can you wear what you want without fear of ridicule?

Can you dance the way your spirit moves you?

In short

Can you flow in harmony with the spirit in you?

If you have answered more yes than no then consider yourself closer to being truly free.

Freedom is not for giving

Freedom is there for taking

Freedom is being you

As you truly are

Freedom is living

Without facades.

Wherever you sense

You are most you.

Now…

How free are you feeling

In this now?

Savvy


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Your choice!

Our humanity is within us awaiting expression.

Every one of us has the choice to be humane.

‚ÄúSometimes we‚Äôre fractured by the choices we make; sometimes we‚Äôre shattered by things we would never have chosen. But our brokenness is also the source of our common humanity, the basis for our shared search for comfort, meaning, and healing. Our shared vulnerability and imperfection nurtures and sustains our capacity for compassion.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒ¬†Bryan Stevenson

There is something touchingly tender in every instance of humanity in action be it in thoughts words or deeds.

Our humanity makes us touch the true purpose of our being alive .

Wouldn’t you think so?

Savvy


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Self Mastery

Self mastery is art of life living
In self control and self discipline
In discerning  for the self
In dedicated focus
In balancing  and regulating thoughts and emotions
On what matters most!

In the continuing battle
Between the heart and mind
Between feelings and logic
Of thoughts and emotions
Between expression of  emotions
And restraint in rationality
Between thinking  and doing
Often creating extreme experiences & situations. 
If one can practice self control  consistently…
One can master anything.

Savvy