Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


3 Comments

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


1 Comment

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


1 Comment

The Potential Within

Aren’t we often biased about our brain’s workings?
Is creativity only by the so-called right-brained?
Is attention to detail only by the logical, left-brained?
We need to see beyond these narrow definitions
To broaden our sense of the spectrum of creativity.

Our creator has bestowed us variety in creativity.
We can be lyrically logical.
Analytically artistic and much more.
There are scientifically proven facts
Spouted from words of poets
And poetical manifestations
Of empirical evidences by scientists.
The proof of concepts
Lies in our nature,
In the fractals of life,
Myriad and mystical
Yet mathematically coherent.

Our brilliance may shine in one field
Because perhaps we haven’t
Yet truly tapped and glimpsed
Into all of our own potential abilities.

Let’s never belittle the true self
For beyond the facade and ego dramas
Our every cell vibration is deeply tuned
To the forces of nature and nurture.

We are far more than we could ever know
We have all imbibed it well in our subconscious
It’s just a matter of time before the awakening
Of the stream of conscious energy in the flow.

As a dance educator, I have very frequently come across statements like ‘Mam, I have two left,’ which meant they were so clumsy that they can’t dance. Or that they have no balance.

This is truly just a perception…

If only we can understand, there is a dance and a dancer in every life. And the dance goes on!
After all, we all have a heart that is beating now!❤

I have heard people typically talk of the students of arts as right brained, as they are more artistic. Or a science student classified as left brained and logical.

However, thankful the world now is waking up to understand there is so much more to people beyond these biased compartmentalization. When we begin to see beyond our limited beliefs,, we open ourselves to the potential within.

Our innate potential simply needs awakening to realize, the truth of who we are and what all we can be…

Savvy Raj


3 Comments

On Courage

I came across this interesting quote on courage…

Courage is willingness to take the risk once you know the odds. Optimistic overconfidence means you are taking the risk because you don’t know the odds. It’s a big difference.
Daniel Kahneman

It got me thinking 🤔

What is courage?

Is it about a dare

To do, to execute

To be, to explore

To experiment or experience

The yet unknown

What is the root of courage?

Where does it stem from?

From fear to fearlessness

From doubt to determination

From confusion to confidence

From uncertainty to certainty

To confront at all costs

What are your thoughts on Courage

Sometimes I feel whenever life through you out to dare without option of retreat

It does so because life knows

That you have it in you

To surmount the odds

Life challenges

And how!

Savvy


3 Comments

Seeds of Inspiration

You can intend for change

But you cannot force it.

Your message is best understood

In empathic connection.

Do your best

Sow the seeds in hope

Intend well

Let the best happen in time.

Savvy


1 Comment

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


3 Comments

The Infinite Potential

Creativity

Happened to see this amazing work of art, and just had to share…

https://www.facebook.com/reel/558440416192006?s=yWDuG2&fs=e&mibextid=Nif5oz

Creativity is a tenacity
In passion for the art
In  labour of love
In the depth of creativity
There is ardent effort
To fulfill the purpose  of its being
Towards the raison de etre

Savvy


3 Comments

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


2 Comments

Live life lovingly

All is a flow in the circle of life.
Life goes on!

Savvy


1 Comment

Taking a decision

Decision is often the difference between greatness and mediocrity. In every man’s life there comes a time when he must search for a cause, a work, an ideal to which he can give himself. Whether he says ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the challenge will determine his future.”

Wilferd Peterson

Taking any difficult decision

Without sitting on the fence

Is not always easy

For it may take all of you

More than what you are ready to commit at times

And yet its liberating

Once you have a decision made

For there is clarity in thoughts

To set things in motion

Leading you to your purpose.

Savvy


1 Comment

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


1 Comment

With all your heart â¤

Do what you do

With all of you

The results start to show

In ways unimaginable

For the power of you

Is understood then

In the moment of truth

Making the impossibles possible

Such is truth of life.

So do all that you do

With the best of you

Savvy


1 Comment

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


1 Comment

Allow & accept

How beautiful  it would  be
If good deeds prevailed in practice.
If altruistic ways can become  a norm
A way of life and living
If  healthy collaboration became a driving  force.
Yet…
Any change is never easy

The key to the new pathways

Is already existing with you

You simply have to acknowledge allow and accept

For it to get activated…

And you can embark on the new road of opportunities your way.

To change anything
It has to permeate the psyche
Of the mind in acceptance.
Then there is transformation.
Nothing lasting happens by force
For force gives way to another mightier force in time
Trust time in patience & perseverance.

Everything  happens in time.
Time shows the way
As time has all the answers.

Trust time to deliver

For all happens well in good time


1 Comment

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.