Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Let go… let flow…

For u may come and go

Through many lifecycles

To sense the truth of the being

Every life has a reason to be

Unshackle the bounds of being.

And bond beyond the bounding.

Evolve to Dissolve, Disolve to evolve

Such is the dance of the spirit & soul

To become nothing and be everything….

Let go, let flow

Be present in the journey

Of many lifetimes

Until your delve into the purpose

Of life and living

So let go let flow …

To just be…

Savvy


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Tommorow’s World

The world we see today

Is changing rapidly

New norms are setting in

We are in a state of flux

From fighting pandemic

To accepting lockdowns

As a way of being

People starved of socialization

Are appeased by bytes of reality

We are attuning ourselves

To being masked at all times

Practicing distancing and being indoors.

But life goes on no matter what

Sensitizing us to new ways of living

What matters most then is

Is that here we are, inspite of it all

We learn to align with ourselves

Moving with care and compassion

From here on empathy guides

Leading us to knowing ourselves.

This is the truth for us all

Of tommorow’s world.

Savvy


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You have the answers

To every question that arises

To every puzzle that confronts you.

Know you are entrusted with answers…

Deeply embedded with in you.

Simply trust in the knowing

It will deliver you the way.

The pathways will reveal itself

All in the right time and place.

All you need is trust in yourself …

And the courage to follow through.

But remember you have all the answers.

Savvy


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Dancing… Beyond Floor Craft

When I started listening to my inner calling, I realized all that which makes me happy to be in this present moment … makes me at my receptive, attentive, creative, connective, positive best.

At this juncture I guess the moment I feel most centred is the moment I connect with the art of dancing whether with words or movement … in whatsoever way possible. Be it in thoughts, action or deeds, like learning a new dance form practicing, teaching dance techniques to the interested, imparting a workshop, sharing a dance, creating new patterns or even writing about it!

Somehow a sense of serene alertness sets in and yet it manages to keep me in the state of joyous flow.

I realize this space to be my healing abode that which lets me be me, as expansive as I want to be! I am aware how much my connect with dancing is growing. I am thankful to those who have helped to be where I am … and hopefully evolving in the being!

We are all beautiful unique beings, and it is important to understand that which makes us unique is our distinct differences…

Likewise, with regard to partner dancing, there are many different perspectives as far as learning is concerned.

A Beginner Dance workshop

From Social Dancing (which I identify naturally with,possibly due to my own personal traits) to Show dancing at performances, an ideal platform for people who like to be at their theatrical , glamorous best and love to entertain, to Competitive dancing which would be ideal for those who would like a rigorous and vigorous , athletic approach to dance training, where the syllabus is watertight and there are judges to keep scores and evaluate your training in different levels and where there are certificates awarded for levels completed with proficiency in perfect execution of well-rehearsed patterns.



Each of these are beautiful pathways and has its own takers according to and as per the individual’s nature. The scope of each is very different and yet the health benefits are common to all with consistent practice.

But my point here is, that among them the important factor which differentiates Social dancing to choreographed sequences of the Exhibition and Show dancing and the Competition dances, lies in the expansion of the ability to accommodate , adjust and act according to the needs of the situation, which can be developed an applied very creatively in Social dancing … as you learn the art of partnering for e.g  to lead and follow, no matter what the age, gender, height, weight or proficiency level is.
This call’s for a heightened attentive response to stimulus …(average response time to a visual stimulus for the human brain is about 1.23 seconds or so for the human brain to body connection and response to happen).

Dancing socially is a natural way to bring out the creative potential in the dancers as there is no room for monotony to set in after a while, which could be possible in rigorous performance-based dance training, or with strict adherence to the syllabus in competition dances.

 And yes … I love the fact that no longer is the old rigid viewpoint true of the leader being always in the lead and the follower always the follow … I hope to reach out and train and send out more people on the dance floor who realize the importance of equality in partner connections .. after all without a follower there can be no leader … I hope the word ‘Hijack ‘which technically could mean a follower taking over the job of the leading … is replaced with responsible ‘Alert Partnering ‘ which improvises the creative quotient of the dance partners …..and brings out the essence of great dancing!

Let us join hands to promote the simplicity of Dance a Spatial Art, for I do believe that it’s so much more than just a floor craft.

All across the world April 29th every year is celebrated as the International Dance Day… as I share this as a dedication  to the Art of Dance …do remember to keep the spirit of dance in your heart and keep on dancing!

Savvy Raj

Member of International Dance Council UNESCO


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Live life lovingly!

Do you need something to happen

To be happy?

Does someone have to make you smile?

Do you need something to be done by another to feel joyous

Do you want others to impress upon you for you to be cheerful?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions …

Do you care to motivate another to be happy?

How many times have you smiled for another?

Motivation to be happy works best when its intrinsic.

Yes you have this life you are living

Make sure to make your moments happy 😊

Yes everyday is different

Life is not perhaps easy for any of us.

Sometimes the night is long

And light shines a little later than you may want it to

But know there is always a day after the night…

And light is meant to shine on your path once again.

Be happy with yourself first!

For your happiness is all around you!

Trust yourself and your life to live!

And live life lovingly!

Savvy


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A Graceful Life

A grateful life is full of grace.

What is Grace to you ?

Do you want to live with grace

Life is full of grace

But we need to be ready to have it

In own ways and attitude

We need to attract grace

To stay with us and not leave

All through our lives

With all of our hearts…

For that would be bliss of a bless.

Savvy


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Reaching beyond …

Often the difference

Between mediocrity

And excellence

Is in the ability

In reaching beyond

To go the extra mile

For a cause, a passion

In dedicated perseverance

Towards a larger purpose

That is where life feels most alive.

Savvy


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Value of Values

A beautiful story share that tugs your heartstrings.

Remember Kenyan runner Abel Mutai who was just a few feet from the finish line, but became confused with the signage and stopped, thinking he had completed the race. Spanish runner, Ivan Fernandez, was right behind him and, realizing what was happening, started shouting at the Kenyan to continue running. Mutai didn’t know Spanish and didn’t understand. Realizing what was taking place, Fernandez pushed Mutai to victory.

A journalist asked Ivan, “Why did you do that?” Ivan replied, “My dream is that someday we can have a kind of community life where we push and help each other to win.”
The journalist insisted “But why did you let the Kenyan win?” Ivan replied, “I didn’t let him win, he was going to win. The race was his.” The journalist insisted, and again asked, “But you could have won!” Ivan looked at him and replied, “But what would be the merit of my victory? What would be the honor in that medal?
What would my Mother think of that?”

Values are passed on from generation to generation.


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Traveling along…

Sharing a story that came my way on Social Media.

I am Travelling with you !

Every year Parents took their son to his Grandmother’s House for the Summer Break, and they would return Home in train after Two Weeks.

One Day the Boy tells
his Parents:
′′ I’m Grown Up now,
What if I go to Grandma’s House alone this Year ???”

After a Brief Discussion
Parents agree.

They were standing on the Railway Station, seeing him off,
Giving him Last Instruction through the Window,

As Boy continues to repeat:
′′ I know, you’ve already told me so many times…!”
Train is about to leave and Father whispers:
′ My Son,
If you suddenly feel Bad or Scared, this is for you !…… ′
And he slips something into his Pocket.

Now the Boy was all alone, sitting on the Train, without his Parents,
for the First Time…

He looks at the Scenery through the Window.
Around him Strangers Hustle, make Noise, Enter and Exit
the Compartment,
He gets that Feeling that he was alone..
A person even gives him a
Scary look…
The Boy felt uncomfortable…
And now he was frightened also.
He lowered his head, snuggled in a corner of the Seat,
tears rose to his Eyes.

At that Point he remembered his Father putting something in his pocket.
With a trembling hand he groped this piece of paper, and he opened it,
Son, “Don’t Worry,”
I am in the Next Compartment…

*Truth* :

This is How it is in Life…
When God has sent us in this World, all by ourselves,
HE has also slipped a note in our pocket,

*God Says:*
I am Travelling with you,
I am within your reach !
Call on Me…❗

🙏


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A Perspective of Advocacy

A mind-boggling perspective on Advocacy came my way !! 🙂

College Student Group asked a lawyer
*So what does ‘advocacy’ mean?”*

Lawyer said:
*I will present an example for this!*

*Suppose two people come to me, one is very clean and the other is very dirty. I advise both of them to get clean and take bath.*

*Now you guys tell me, who among them will take a shower ?? “*

One student said: *”The one who is dirty will take a shower.”*

The lawyer said:

*No, but the clean person will do it, because he has the habit of bathing, while the dirty does not know the importance of cleaning*

*Lawyer :: Now tell who will take a shower ?? “*

The second student said: *Clean person*

The lawyer said:
*No, but the dirty person will take a bath because he is the one who needs cleaning.*

*Now tell who will take a shower ?? “*

Two students said: *”The one who is dirty will take a shower.”*

The lawyer said:
*”No, but both will take a bath because the clean person has a habit of bathing, while the dirty one needs a bath.*

*Now tell who will take a shower ?? “*

Now three students speak together: *”Both of them will take a shower.”*

The lawyer said:
*”Wrong, no one will take a bath, because dirty is not used to bathing, whereas clean one does not need to bathe*

*Now tell who will take a shower ?? “*

A student politely said:
*”You give a different answer every time and every answer seems to be correct. How do we know the correct answer ???”*

Lawyer said:
*This is just ‘advocacy’! It is not important what the reality is*
*The important thing is, how many possible arguments can you offer to prove your point.* “😂


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Learnings in Life.

I loved these lines …

On learning in life.

Life is blessed

In valuing the gifts we have,

In cultivation of skills we are enriched

And life is transformed in the choices we make.

Life is full of infinite learnings

Endless opportunities and possibilities …

Life is how we make it!

Savvy


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A lifetime of wellness.

Living life well includes taking care of our temple of our being.

A few habits worth inculcating for a lifetime of wellness…

Getting up early

Having breakfast…

Drinking enough water

Sleeping early

Walking regularly

Eating healthy

Avoiding junk food

Avoiding excess sugar, salt & spice.

Moderation in mobile phone usage

Thinking positive thoughts.

After all

We are all a work in progress

Lets be well.

And stay happy inside out.

Savvy


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On Self Care & Compassion

A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day.
A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”
– Chris Gerner

This very relevant quote came my way & I simply had to share ❤


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Wisdom of Silence

Sharing the.. ‘Vacho Vegam’

Ancient Indian words of wisdom

WHEN TO BE SILENT – few practical tips:

1. Be silent – in the heat of
anger.
2. Be silent – when you don’t
have all the facts.
3. Be silent – when you
haven’t verified the story.
4. Be silent – if your words
will offend a weaker
Person.
5. Be silent – when it is time
to listen.
6. Be silent – when you are
tempted to make light of
holy things.
7. Be silent – when you are
tempted to joke about
sin.
8. Be silent – if you would be
ashamed of your word
later.
9. Be silent – if your words
would convey the wrong
impression.
10. Be silent – if the issue is
none of your business.
11. Be silent – when you are
tempted to tell an
outright lie.
12. Be silent – if your words
will damage someone
else’s reputation.
13. Be silent – if your words
will damage a friendship.
14. Be silent – when you are
feeling critical.
15. Be silent – if you can’t
say it without screaming.
16. Be silent – if your words
will be a poor reflection
of your friends and
family.
17. Be silent – if you may
have to eat your words
later.
18. Be silent – if you have
already said it more
than one time.
19. Be silent – when you are
tempted to flatter a
wicked person.
20. Be silent – when you are
supposed to be working
instead.
21. Be silent – when your
words do not do any
good to anyone
including yourself.

WHOEVER GUARDS HIS TONGUE KEEPS HIS SOUL AWAY FROM TROUBLES.

Silence is full of wisdom

When we listen in silence

We hear and understand more

Silence speaks more than words can say.
Listen to the intuitive
The meditative, contemplative
The reflective & the restorative voices
There is a connective wisdom
In the sounds of silence
Emanating from you.
It is your precious inner self
Expressing itself.
Be mindful and attentive
Listen if you can,
Every once in a while.”
Embody the peace within.

Savvy


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Illusions & Reality


What is illusory ?
What is reality?
What is I and what is you?
Both so intermingled in the intersection.

Creating new perceptions
In the making of reality
Charting through illusions
Decoding the delusions…


Of assumptions of the invisible
Of judgements of the  intangible
Of connections in the uncertainty
Virtual seems true & truth virtual.

Between the apparent realities
Diminish the blurry lines of truth
Many lives are lived, in one life
Or perhaps there are many lives after all!

Savvy