Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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There is always a reason

It’s said nothing is accidental

Everything happens for a reason.

After all

Everything resolves in time

For there is always a solution,

For every question before it appears.

And yet it is a difficult road to travel

Unearthing the answers

Some questions are resolved soon

And some take time and you are relentless in its pursuit

And some find answers when you are not even looking.

But the truth is in the very search

You are strengthened in many ways

In patience, perseverance

In trust and understanding

But most of all you acknowledge…

In faith of reaching out

In belief of something beyond

In hope of discovering more

In knowing of something more

Your spirit finds meaning

And your soul a purpose to go on .

Savvy


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When Art Speaks…

Allowing the art to speak and acknowledging its flow is of essence, to sense and enjoy the art itself.

Learning to dance & dancing socially comes along with many lessons and learnings…

In any partner dancing its important to respond than simply react to the movement direction from the partner in the flow.

The cultivation of the ability of any dancers acknowledgement & appreciation of their dance partner or other dancers, differences in movement speed or artistry not merely as tolerable, brings on the required humility and grace in the dance.

This is in itself the essence of a rich and rewarding social dancing experience.

Savvy


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On learning

Our education leaves much room for improvement.

But consider these questions for a moment…

Why do you learn what you learn?

Ideally you learn because you are curious to know more and not because you have to finish a degree.

What is the reason for the learning?

Earlier at least in India the aspirations of parents were the reason of choice of what the course of learning would be . The options were limited and no one bothered to check whether the education even resonated with the learners.

How does it make you feel?

Have seen many sensing disconnect as they are pursuing careers in fields which have no connection with their earlier Education.

What way do you apply or use your learnings?

Often most of our prevalent education systems seems very transactional with marks and percentages with the purpose having no significance.

However degrees become meaningless if you do not use your learnings to make a positive difference.

Personally speaking

I believe to learn is to share and to share is to learn some more.

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 🤔

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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Cosmic Energies

Let it flow…

In between the dance of forces

Is self adjusted neutrality

A flow in harmony.

In allowing to let go completely

Soon tension eases in the flow

In perseverance & patience.

In response than reaction

Creating positive transmutation.

In thoughts words and deeds

Till harmony becomes you.

Savvy


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Gift of Health

True happiness is in freedom

Freedom from ill-health

Freedom from worry

Freedom from doubt & despair

And most of all

Freedom to be all that…

You actually are.

Savvy


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Not so random

Where we look

What we focus on

What we wish to see

What we decipher

What matters to us

And what we finally choose…

Perhaps there is more to our choices.

Our deep rooted beliefs and biases might have a role to play in the words we choose…

Perhaps the words are not so random after all.

What are your top five words that stood out for you?


Do share them here!

And think if these words truly have any particular significance in this moment for you.

Perhaps what seems random

Is not so random after all!

Savvy


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Oneness

In knowing we belong

Is a trust in the anchor

In sensing belonging

Is the confidence of interconnect

In between you and another life

Where Oneness is sensed

In between and betwixt

The you and I

To us and the we…

Such is the power of community

Savvy


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Now

In this now…

Imagine each moment in this now
Is brimming with possibilities
Each moment is in a choice you make
The way you feel, the attitude you carry
It charts its course, of how it impacts you.

You are immensely powerful
In making the most of the moment
Your intent to see and visualize
Can change the moment for you
For moments are, as you see them.

Choose to see life with a love-filled heart
Choose to see hope beyond despair
Choose to see the joy reflecting from you
Choose to shape and sculpt the moment.

Choose to smile from the heart
Choose to channel the energy of this now
Choose to steer in positive thoughts
Choose gratitude for this now

For all that you are, were and can be.

Savvy Raj


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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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Positive Thinking

A Great Share

A young woman was sitting at her dining table, worried about taxes to be paid, house-work to be done and to top it all, her family was coming over for Thanksgiving the next day. She was not feeling very thankful at that time. As she turned her gaze sideways, she noticed her young daughter scribbling furiously into her notebook. “My teacher asked us to write a paragraph on “Negative Thanksgiving” for homework today.” said the daughter, “She asked us to write down things that we are thankful for, things that make us feel not so good in the beginning, but turn out to be good after all.”

With curiosity, the mother peeked into the book. This is what the daughter had written:
“I’m thankful for Final Exams, because that means school is almost over. I’m thankful for bad-tasting medicine, because it helps me feel better. I’m thankful for waking up to alarm clocks, because it means I’m still alive.” It then dawned on the mother, that she had a lot of things to be thankful for! She thought again… She had to pay taxes but that meant she was fortunate to be employed. She had house-work to do but that meant she had her own home to live in. She had to cook for her family for Thanksgiving but that meant she had a family with whom she could celebrate.

Moral:We generally complain about the negative things in life but we fail to look at the positive side of it. What is the positive in your negatives?
Look at the better part of life this day and make it a great day”


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Too blessed to be stressed!

Stress we all have

Some days less or more

But how we see our stress

Makes all the difference

Let’s channel it to matter less

Find ways to ease the self

And create a positive vibe

That makes life and living

Worth it.

And stay too blessed

To be stressed.

Savvy


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The Art of Slow.

Whoever thinks being slow is a weakness
Has not understood its power

In being able to slow down
The propensity to think carefully
To pay attention to detail
To be mindful & cautious
To work with precision
Steadiness and thoroughness
Increases manifold.

In slowing down, nature teaches
Great lessons in letting go
Like time cannot be contained
Moments are meant to flow
It’s own course
Yet the strength of the slow
Is in the ability to live the now
Recognizing the value of life.

There is an art of the slow
Where the senses activate
And creativity enhances
In thinking and reflecting
In careful consideration
Slow is challenging for some
Yet slow can be earnest practice of mindfulness
Slow begets a response than reaction
Slow can be about building up gradually
And exploring the possibilities
Of the potential in this now.

Slow can be a deliberation
In patience & perseverance
With  an effortless grace
Such is the art of the slow.

Savvy


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Hope you dance…

To dance is to know

The feeling of being alive

To this now in your life

Being present with all of you

Listening and moving

To your own beating heart

For the music and rhythm

Is yours to own and sense.

To dance is to let go

Of the spurious and irrelevant

And reclaim the energy

That is yours to own.

And in that owning

You create moments

Worth living for…

Hope you dance!