Savvy Raj

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Conscious Independence

As we celebrate our Independence day in India, may we care to value the underlying philosophy behind the word Independence … the ability to voice our uniqueness and express our individuality amidst a global platform.

Truly, Independence is a birthright that allows us to freely express ourselves, but along with it, is a sense of responsibility, a duty to empower the within as much as the world .

Channelizing the creative flow of freedom of expression to positive outcomes for the larger good is a responsibility for every individual. It is actually the simple way to create a life of well being with in and around each of us and for the world at large .

As we are after all an interdependent world even in our states of independence…. that to me is valuing and practicing Conscious Independence.

Happy Independence Day!!!

May we always Dance the dance of independence and freedom.

May we tune ourselves to connect with joys in tandem.

May we always remember and value great souls lost in martyrdom.

May we acknowledge that the strength in the interdependence is never random.

May we always respect our roots and learn to follow our inner wisdom.

Savvy

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Secret of life and living 2

Secret of life and living.

Is in knowing the fragility of this now

Is in learning to view the world vividly

And seeing more than what’s visible

And sensing of the value in every moment

While understanding of fleeting nature of time.

Take no moment for granted!

Savvy


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Nataraja : The Cosmic Dancer

Nataraja – The Cosmic Dancer

Absolute and ultimate dance of

Being in the Now’,where

Celestial Creation & Destruction
Dances hand in hand in
Energetic, enigmatic endless flow.
Formless blending into The Form.
Gift to Cosmos. Unfathomed
Happiness undermines the
In-depth, concealed caring of
Justice to prevail, in the
Knowing of the Unknown all.
Lasya ( dance of creation) and thandava (dance of destruction) both
Merging in and emerging from
Nataraja,The Cosmic Dancer.
Oneness personified in essence.
Purity and Power as its source.
Quietude emerging in the motion.
Rare culmination of creative
Subtlety of concealed infinity.
Thathwamasi,’ , that’s the Truth.
Unknown, Unsaid n Unseen
Visions of Ultimate Reality.
Worlds far and beyond knowledge
Xceeds the human excellence.
Yearning _’To be with IT ‘ is all one can wish with the
Zeal of unwavering Faith .

This is a poem penned by my dear mother Anjana. I share it with a lot of joy as found it spiritually and creatively appealing.

I simply loved its amalgamation and the interplay of life and living just as much as the interplay of verses in alphabetical order.


Naṭarāja meaning“the lord of dance”) is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the cosmic ecstatic dancer. … The Nataraja reliefs have been represented in metal or stone in many temples, particularly in South India as well as identified in historic artwork from many parts of South Asia, in southeast Asia such as in Bali, Cambodia, and in central Asia.(Source Wiki)

Artwork by Savvy

The ultimate truth is we are one and interconnected with every thing in this dance in sublimity.

Savvy


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Channelizing Creativity

To create is being you!

Artwork by Savvy Raj

Someone asked me why I dance… and I said I dance to create myself.
I like to dance in my thoughts, words and deeds. By that I mean I enjoy the harmony of movements whether in thoughts or action.

Personally, I respect and value all forms of creativity and believe in the immense value of it in our daily lives.
We are all creative beings but some have to find their path themselves while perhaps for others the path is laid out for them.

We need to honour our creativity we need to find avenues to let go express and share what comes naturally to us. In that is a healing and restoring beyond compare. Have seen a single dance light up a dancers eyes or a single song or a painting stroke change the mood not only for the viewer but for the artist themselves.

Creativity is who we are and lets never forget it. The challenge though is to understand techniques of channelising creativity in a form that is valued and shared by many and that comes from practice. It is a path of immense possibilities each having the potential for soulful connects with self as much as others.

Dancers: An Artwork by Savvy Raj

What we create is meant to be and hence we learn to channelize the flow in more meaningful ways. Just the other day standing before a painting of just two vertical lines symbolised many possibilities… a bridge, to a tube, to a scale, to a road and more… infinite mind, infinite imagination, a fodder for thought in the letting go.

Yet to channelize the thoughts is a task for many demanding ardours and disciplined approach in thinking and streamlining strategically to enhance the end product be it any art form in life and living

Creativity must never be suppressed or repressed as then it manifests in disease of the body and mind. Immense is the power of creative movements to balance the body mind and spirit.

Creative expression is the passion at play and a power of profound manifestations limitless in awareness & boundless in self-belief.

Express with every cell of your being the magnitude of your being… cos that’s what you are meant to do here.

Savvy

Creativity: A matter of approach (Part 1)

Waltzing beyond walls


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Appreciation matters!

A good word or a kind deed

As a response than just a reaction

Sets off much goodwill in the river of time.

Appreciation is an evolved response.

To appreciate without fear or favour

Is to understand the value of life.

To appreciate is to sense this human need.

Of the joy of the interconnects

Between life to life, of seeing the positive.

Appreciation can come from nowhere

But it is the seed for self-improvement

Giving the value of recognition.

When appreciation exists

Kindness and respect manifests

While it nourishes the spirit, life flourishes.

Savvy


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Rhythm Divine

The beauty in every breath of life is in its impressions in the expressions through the tones, shades, in its patterns & rhythms.

This sets it apart…such is the uniqueness to every breath in the being.

Savvy


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Lessons from nature!

Green and saffron
colors of prosperity and detatchment.

One leads to attach,
One to detatch.
Both gives fulfillment
One externally while
the other internally.

Both in abundance.
No force , in free will.
Selecting the path is in our choices.

Anjana

Above is a photo I took at my home in my terrace garden which invoked an interpretation from my mother Anjana this morning.

Green for prosperity (green earth full of hidden treasures), saffron is for detatchment (color code for sanyasam or renunciation).

Sharing this as it speaks so simply of the juxtaposition of balance in nature that abounds. In colour, form, shape etc in all perspectives of life and living.

Savvy