Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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On Seeing

When you look at other people through a lens of compassion and understanding rather than judgment and jealousy, you are better able to see them for what they are—human beings.” ~ Unknown

The way we see the world

Changes our experiences

Lesser expectations

Greater contentment

Lesser assumptions & doubt

Greater trustfulness

Lesser hopelessness

Greater possibility

Lesser the complexity

Greater the clarity.

Savvy


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Promises to keep until I sleep

To keep my heart
Healthy and happy
To keep my mind relaxed and attentive.
To breathe easy and practice the let go as much as I can.
To nourish my body & mind with self-care and choose balance in thoughts words and deeds.

To nurture, heal and replenish the self
With positive intentions reflections and contemplation.
To keep a good company of friends.
To steer thoughts and cultivate humility, kindness, and mindfulness.
To choose to pause and speak with awareness in response than reaction

To respect and value life in this body.
To respect another’s right to be.
To sense the spirit of freedom.
To value the freedom of another being.

To create and acknowledge peace and positivity within and around me
To spread goodwill at every opportunity.
To learn and understand more and help by using my skills for the greater good.
To be conscious of the preciousness of life and living.

To sense the truths of creation, the infinite abundance.
To see the beauty in the ordinary.
To never forget to be humble, grateful, and thankful
For this life in this now!

To live and let live
To enjoy the living me and live than just exist.
And most of all to Live life lovingly!
These are a few of my promises to myself that I could think of that resonates deeply… hope to keep working towards them with all my heart and soul.
What are your promises to yourself?
Do share.

Savvy


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What do you see?

Hello my readers,

Starting today for three consecutive days I will be sharing one of my own paintings from my Artworks Collection.

Here is my Share of Day 1 Painting:

Please write the first 3 words that come to mind the moment you see it.

Artwork: Savvy Raj

Every painting will be shared without the title. I would love to understand what your interpretation is of the painting. Then the next day I will reveal my original title and thoughts on the painting.

Lets together, see if what I have tried depicting through my painting has reached you. Or better still you may have your own interpretation, which would be interesting to read.

Do join me here for a little bit of fun.😇

Savvy


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Your place in the sun

What does it take to live life well?

A whole lot of passion
To go after your dreams
A whole lot of perseverance
To achieve your intentions

A whole lot of patience
To wait out the storms.
A whole lot of common sense
To find your way around.

But most of all
A whole lot of thankfulness
And a whole lot of gratitude
To know your place in the sun.

Savvy


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Art of Discernment

Our thoughts and our intentions create the possibilities and our will manifests it . Truly then awareness of actions its approach and the consequences start to matter. Every bit of creation has a purpose and the trick is to steer it towards the purpose of being . But the path is the journey of our life and is rife with challenges along the way.

Common sense, balance & equanimity of our thoughts & intentions, all begins to matter then. Yes, moderation is the key but be mindful of moderation as well.. You never know how things slowly get out of hand .

There is not much time that passes
When the glass in hand reaches the lip
The sip becomes a gulp
What’s one becomes two
And two becomes four
And so it goes…

Or when the thoughts in our heart gets spoken
When old habits surface & shape out of no where
Without your intentions, inspite of you
When what’s in you gets truly out of hand!

Be aware to be mindful
Be mindful to be heartful
Be mindful to be moderate
But be conscious to be mindful.

In throes of life and living
Emerges many facets of being
From meagre to excess
Both, two ends of the spectrum

To live life well
Is to understand
The necessity of discernment
Between what is need & what is want

Anything in time can become excess
Everything in time can become redundant.
Something always changes
Nothing stays the same

A life of excess
Will never find contentment
For you will tire
Sooner than you know

A life of lack
Will keep you in dearth
In angst for a silver lining
In the misery of poverty

But again what is little to one
Is much to another
What is complex to one
Is too simple to another

What is beautiful to one
Is ugly to another
What is extravagance to one
Seems a norm to another

What is a subject to one
Becomes an object to another
What is absurd to one
Becomes perfection to another

To each his own really
In this life that is given
Sometimes it’s easy
At times it is truly challenging.

So if in life you are ever flummoxed
Just remember
Nobody is perfect
But you are almost there!

Savvy


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Two words




When you look up at the world with grateful eyes…
‘Thank you ‘ Two words are all the prayer you need to send!
Savvy


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Trust yourself

Trust another but more importantly trust yourself and know, that it will never let you fall!

Savvy


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Art of Management

Dancing and Management

What’s dancing got to do with management
Everything!
Oh, she is a dance teacher!
What will she know about managing a business?

This is the common perception of people in business setups. They have a dismissive attitude towards anyone who comes from a non-aligned field like arts for example.

Personally speaking, as a dance professional for more than two decades, I can certainly say that the experience trains you into a lot more than dancing. It helps develop & cultivate people skills, culture and mindsets, and the ability to empathetically understand attitudes that can be observed in life and living.

Besides, there are common skills that go beyond business management and enter life skills that one needs to navigate life effectively.
Here are a few skills that come to mind immediately…

  • Time Management
  • Code of conduct
  • Space management
  • Body language awareness
  • Self Expression
  • Discernment
  • Discipline and Focus
  • Alertness
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork
  • Mindfulness
  • Authenticity
  • Precision
  • Adaptability
  • Planning
  • Creativity

Dancing movements can open channels of flow which translates into greater energy optimization.

And each dancer may have explored the art of dancing in different forms and its application would have the potential to create a greater depth of understandings.

The value of art may be high,  yet the possibilities and the potential application of art are yet undervalued and undermined.

There is so much scope in the art of movement that we can realize. It’s high time to accept that dance education and application has much to offer the world beyond just a stage performance. Great to see radical shifts in the way dance is being perceived across certain parts of the world. But it has to percolate to where all it can matter.

Time to think beyond and open up to these yet underutilized but valuable life management skills.

Savvy


Nature

Nature is a great teacher

There is much to learn and emulate

There is much to explore & understand.

Witness and expand your horizons

Evolving for the better along the way.

Let nature lead the way.

Savvy


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Dancing Stories

A dance speaks much without words.

A look, a stance, a tug, a step

There is energy playing in every move.

And energy speaks without words.

Every dancer creates energy.

Movements convey in the emoting.

The essence of the moves.

For every dance has a story!

Savvy


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Path to Paradise

Is there any doubt

Of another heaven

When life brings forth

Paradise closer home.

Do we still need

To clamour for heaven

When heaven is strewn

All around ourselves.

The path of paradise

Is strewn with wisdom

Of life and living.

Truth of nature abounds .

Savvy

Seeing the beautiful picture of the enchanting wooded pathway strewn with bounties of nature, compels me to appreciate and value the beauty of life and living more than ever before.


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The Essence Of The Art of Dance



The Essence of the Art of Dance

To dance is to honour your body in every move.

To dance is to sense the freedom of the spirit.

To dance is being human to value all that you love.

To dance is to breathe in the soulful connects.


To dance is to tune in to every new moment.

To dance is to inspire another to unleash their shackles.

To dance is to meditate with creative intent.

To dance is to breathe in the wisdom of the creative spirit.

Ms. Savvy Raj
Member International  Dance Council
UNESCO



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Soulful Expressions




Expression is our birthright It makes us who we are…

In being able to move without fear or favour,

The life manifesting through us,

Art speaks from the heart of our soul.

Bringing forth our soulful expressions.

Savvy


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Purple Daze

 

Surreal vision, silken dreams

Silver sky, hues of blues

Serene spaces beyond places

Known and unknown

Purple daze, violet lake.

Ethereal vision entwined passions!

Enchanting sight, purple light!

The colour purple symbolizes many things like mystery creativity, romance, royalty,  luxury, pride and peace.
It is the colour artists are often fond of.
Spiritually, colour purple and violet assist in the expansion  of awareness and in connection of deeper consciousness.




How many shades of purple have you heard of...
Here are some variations of Colour purple… many of which you can find in the beautiful picture above.

Lavender,  lilac
Periwinkle, purple
Heather, mauve
Orchid, amethyst
Iris, violet
Boysenberry, mulberry
Sangria, magenta
Plum jam, raisin
Grape wine
Eggplant purple.

And if you are the kind drawn to colour purple and violets…
What is your favourite shade?

Savvy


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On writing

Grateful for this moment
With this day I complete 300 days of writing continously and publishing my works on WordPress.

Gratitude for the creativity from within and thankful for the experiences that allowed me to go into witness mode.
As a writer there is a space for thoughts to collect and flow as and when you feel like it.

This gathering of thoughts is moments of reflections in ruminations
Of life experiences
Of circumstances
Of happenings
Of situations
Of silences
All resounding reverberations in the responses to the resonances.

Writers need to be grateful…
Writers without pressure
Are at ease to allow thoughts
To seed as they germinate
And settle as they arise in time.

A far cry from spoken words
That simply must happen
When the speaking happens
For it its often relentless in the flow
Unchangeable and undoable

My gratitude extends

To writers and my readers alike

For in the flow of these words

Forged are many friendships

Linked in through these inked expressions.

For the buds of creativity blooms and thrives

In support and appreciation

So grateful to be able to write.

Savvy