Savvy Raj

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Lessons from Nature…

I think these Seven Pieces of Advice from Rumi, always applies as a gentle reminder…as a way of being.

In generosity and helping others be like the river.
In compassion and grace be like the sun.

In concealing others’ faults be like the night.
In anger and fury be like the dead.

In modesty and humility be like the soil.
In tolerance be like the ocean.

Either you appear as you are or be as you appear.


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Take Not For Granted

Our one and only world!

Our Earth.

Let us be grateful

For our beautiful abode.

Let’s never take it for granted!

Savvy


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Work from Home Reality

A good read!

Should the Corporates Invade our Homes…

A youngster was attending a video conference with his Manager who was upset over the background noises. The Youngster turned around and told his grandmother to keep quiet.

She walked towards the youngster, to take a look into what he was doing and saw a person on the Monitor and asked, “Who is he?”

The youngster muted his audio and video and said, “He is my Manager”.

She said, “I want to talk to your Manager”. But the youngster denied. By the time the Manager started pinging the youngster and the youngster unmuted to talk and his grandmother shouted, “Manager I want to talk to you”.

The Manager agreed and the youngster unmuted the video. The grandmother, with a smile said, “Namaskara” and introduced herself and the Manager also greeted her.

She said, “You look upset”.

The Manager said, “Yeah, some kind of work tension, a lot of noise around your house and we are not able complete the meeting in time”.

The Grand Mother asked, “May I help solve your problem?”

Her grandson was stopping her and telling her to keep quiet.

The Manager said, “It’s ok, let her speak”.

The Grandmother narrated, “Once there was a Young man, who sat under a tree for taking rest. He was continuously hearing a bird’s sound. He lifted his head and seeing a bird, started chasing it, so that he could peacefully take some rest. The bird came closer to him and said, “You are taking rest under my nest. I will not ask you to leave this place but you should learn to co-exist with us”.

The Grandmother looked at both of them and said, “Your Home is your nest” where you are supposed to take rest and bond with your dear and near ones. I do understand the Covid-19 situation, but you should also understand that our home is not your office.

*When we come to visit our family members at your office place, we are expected to behave professionally or maintain a certain decorum.*

Similarly, when you are using our home for your office work, you should understand the situation at our home.

There is nothing wrong with working from home, but remember, it is the family members benevolent nature, that is keeping the corporate world functioning today and the economy running.

She looked at the manager and asked, “Am I correct ?”

*The Manager’s mother peeped and said “You are absolutely right”.* 👍😊


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Truth in every breath

These words of Rumi deeply resonates here…

“I searched for God and found only myself

I searched for myself and found only God.”

Such is the truth, worth remembering in every breath.

“Inhale a prayer in every inspiration.

Exhale with gratitude in every now.”

Savvy


Body never lies.

Dance is one of the most revealing forms of expression. Body never lies. Movements unmask the truth within. And that is precisely the way it heals you.

Healing Art of Expression.

Self awareness through self-expression articulates the suppressed emotions. It unravels the depths of your being. Dancing can lift you from where you are and transform your heart and mind to seeing beyond the bare visible. It reflects the profound truths within. Dancing awakens the spirit of life.

Movements matter...

Often it is the neglect and disconnect with our body, as we grow that alienates us from ourselves.

Dancing works to stay aligned body mind and spirit. It is one of easiest, practical and effective ways to connect with oneself.

Dancing regularly alleviates stress anxiety disease and depression. Dance integrates and invigorates every cell in the body and consistency is the key to great health and happiness.
Movements matter.

When you dance you sense who you are.

Savvy

Personally in my life, my way to deal with lifes challenges has been with movements ranging from walking to dancing.

Post a good walk or a dance session most of our so called brewing unrest in the mind and body settles down.
Our body provides us tools through movements for self expression but it needs sustaining and support.
Our body needs acknowledging acceptance, respect recognition recovery and regeneration time as much as stimulation and activity.

Dancing movements presents itself in many forms and every form has an advantage worth exploring.

Do you love to dance?

What kind of dance is your kind of dance?

Do you feel different after dancing?

How so?

Have you experienced mood changes post dancing ?

Are you ready to dance at any given moment?

Do you need to have a particular music or a partner to get up and dance ?

Do share…

Savvy Raj

Member of International Dance Council

UNESCO


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The Way We See The World




All of creation has a purpose to its being.

It charts its course towards it.


If we are able to understand  the reason for life is to be…

As it is meant to be
We will be more tolerant and inclusive
We will think before we speak
We will choose to see the good and nurture the good.
What we choose to notice presents itself in many ways
As  the way we choose to see the world
The world mirrors itself to us.




See the world with wonder and awe
Choose to respect and be responsible
Cultivate a sense of respect gratitude.
For the infinite abundance called life!

Savvy





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Stay away & Stay safe.

The ones who stayed away
Acted upon with wisdom
Instead of herd mentality.
Safe are the ones who stayed away.

Exercising precautions
Refusing participation in social gatherings.
Staying away from any crowded places
For the good of all.

Time to think beyond oneself.
Expand your heart and mind
Align the self to what is safe
For one and all today.

Stay away and stay safe!


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Nature knows it best!

A few random photographs I clicked  somehow found a connect through  these reflections…


 

 

Envision the beauty of alignment
Like when the bloom centers itself!

 

Like this leaf that presents a backdrop!

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At the right place and time
Creating visual harmony!

Like life shaping itself in Synchrony!

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Like life evolving into a perfect pattern
Exuding a sense of synchrony.

Savvy


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Honing Our Abilities






Profound words of wisdom flows through these words and makes us understand  the necessity of cultivating  certain skills and developing  abilities  in life… for these abilities can hold us in good stead, no matter how life treats us.



Ability to flow but with fortitude
Ability to decide when to take a stand
Ability to appreciate & share kindness
Ability to distinguish needs and  wants
Ability  to respond with discernment
Ability to assert without arrogance
Ability to empathize in understanding
Ability to forgive and let go…






Ability to be flexible yet firm
Ability to accept and acknowledge
Ability to own up to our limitations.
Ability to balance our own being
Ability  to laugh at ourselves
Ability  to see the good in others
Ability to see the larger purpose
And most of all…
Ability to live life lovingly!

What are your thoughts on this ..do share if there are any more abilities  you can think of.

Savvy


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Protocols

Definition of protocol

1: an original draft, minute, or record of a document or transaction

Setting up protocols is a tedious process
But once set, it makes things much easier.

When a team shares the same language they communicate effectively so protocols aid in communication.When rules procedures are set as the protocol to follow, workflow improves without hitches With protocols laid down like a step-by-step process every employee can have clarity on ways to address conflicts if any, and how to seek resolution.

Why is there a need and necessity of creating rules systems and follow protocols?

In the workplace, it can be a guideline for proper behavior at work and also can help prevent conflicts or protect from harassment.

With changing times and situations as they are, whether it’s a ‘Work from home or office’, netiquettes and manners can make a huge difference in the way businesses are run.

Every small exchange of interaction can make or mar the communication levels.
Setting up protocols and training modules can increase productivity and improve professionalism in conducting business.

Communication for Implementation

For protocols to be successfully implemented It has to be relevant and easy to understand. Often the rules can seem too confusing so communication is very crucial in getting protocols in place in any organization understood. And even more so in this changing world.

Standards and protocols when defined properly, can certainly help increase productivity at work. And as expectations are set and there is clarity for what methods are for the deliverables and the timeframes, there is greater ownership, attention and accountability in the organization to follow the procedures.

As a Consultant I have enabled teams across departments setup their systems in place as well as improvising on the set procedures , while making the required changes such that the process can work efficiently. Ensuring the protocols are followed is just as challenging as setting it up. However, it becomes easier when they are followed as a practice with checks and balances in all teams without too many exceptions to the rule, to support new employees to ease in to the system.

How important have Protocols been for your organization’s efficiency?

Have your teams been following through the set norms and have they been effective?

I would love to know. Do share.

Savvy


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The will to live…

Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. The word refers to having a direction or purpose in life, that which makes one’s life worthwhile, and towards which an individual takes spontaneous and willing actions giving them satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life.

Which of these are your ikigai or will/reason to live and be?

Feel free to choose the first 3 and share .

The reason to be…

1To not perish without a passion
2To not miss all the great deeds
3To sample all the great senses
4.To ride on, no matter the storms
5.To never back down
6.To dare to dream, no matter
7.To be unconventional
8.To love unconditional
9.To see hope beyond all odds
10.To tune inwards and sense wellbeing
11.To choose health in every now
12.To learn as much as you can
13.To understand life in the living
14.To rebel and be free of the mundane
15.To make a name and garner fame
16 To make merry till the light shines
17.To be a reason for others to live
18.To play with life and risk it all
19.To live in this now no matter what
20.To protect my ones from harms way
21.To sense love living life lovingly
22.To explore and see the far off lands
23.To lead others and create prosperity
24.To act upon every possibility
25.To show the way for others to follow

The will to live …

Whatever is your reason or will to be may be, may you find happiness and contentment in your chosen path.
Life often challenges and surprises you
So make each moment matter as you live.

And not for single day
Just exist without living
Such is the will to live.

Savvy


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Rise Again

Today I am happy to be sharing a motivational message in the words of my dear mother.

When we walk along the path of roses, thorns are unavoidable.
It doesn’t mean we stop walking. Remove the thorns from our way and proceed further
It may hurt. But It won’t last. Let’s keep going .

Life is like a seesaw
It keeps going up and down.
The fall and climb are parts of life.

Fret not if our efforts don’t yield results
The seed needs its own time
To grow into a tree
The buds to blossom as fragrant flowers,
The fruits and grains to ripen & nourish
Yet till then they need all the care and nurture.
So do our dreams, take its own time and
our continuous effort to become reality.

Waves fall to rise again
Leaves fall to bring
spring again
Day falls to bring a new dawn again.

Are we not a part of Nature?

Our dreams are the seed.
Our patience is the time
Our hard work is the nurture
Our Faith n Hope are the nourishment.

We may fall, be sure we will rise again

For success is awaiting to be reaped.🙏🏼


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Dance as you are.

Dance even it’s in your own heart

Dance with all of your being

Dance to flow through in life

Dance to free yourself from unwanted

 

Dance to let go of the pain you feel

Dance to speak your own truth

Dance away your restless thoughts


 

Dance to bond with this now

Dance to share from the heart

Dance often dance from where you are!


Dance …As you are! Just Dance!

Savvy

 


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In Synchrony

Today I am happy to be sharing both my vision and my verses in synching with the flow… Have enjoyed this process of many learnings in blending my art to merge and emerge along the way… 

I would love to have your feedback on both my painting and poetry.  

 

Presenting My Artwork  Synchrony.
 Music Credits: Lara’s Theme  Song Dr. Zhivago  

In Synchrony

What is it that powers and energizes our movements?
What calms and eases us in.
All is, in the flow…
Of our breath in this now.

And how it can flow enveloping  and encompassing,
Connecting and complementing each other like an elegant dance!In the inhale and exhale

All is in the learning
To flow and dance with life!
In Synchrony!

Savvy

 


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The Art of Envisaging

Creativity births and shapes itself through artists, time after time in eternity.

Art is a deeply personal experience and yet quite symbolic to a generation in time.

What today constitutes the Modern & Contemporary Art will soon become relics of the past that tried to catch up on the times.

Here is one such simple artistic vision in recent times that moved a chord in me.

What a particular work of art makes you feel, is more important than what it looks like.

Wouldn’t you agree?

What makes you turn towards an art?

What kind of artworks attract you?

Savvy