Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Mystery Blogger Award

It is always wonderful to be acknowledged and appreciated. For the power of appreciation creates positive intentions and further channelizes creativity to flow even more meaningfully for a larger purpose.
The reason is after the first wave of elation over having received an award nomination you start realizing the responsibility of every word you are putting out there and how it can actually carry the power to transform thoughts if you want it to! And that’s truly incredible!
I would like to specially thank stylethatright for nominating me for this award.
Truly grateful to receive this nomination from her .

Do check out the blog https://stylethatright.wordpress.com/ as she shares her engaging and empowering posts on styling, beauty among st other interesting things.

What is a Mystery Blogger Award?

The creator of this award, Okoto Enigma, says “It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

The Rules

Here are the rules for the award which I have to mention:

Put the award logo/image on your blog.

List the rules.

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

Answer the questions you were asked.

Nominate 10 – 20 people & notify.

Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).

3 things about myself:

I am a happy go lucky type of person.

I am a peoples person and enjoy meaningful conversations and always find time to actually listen.

I am an intuitive person. I believe it to be a gift and often trust my senses and am deeply grateful about it .

These are the questions which were asked to me:

1: What is your idea of a perfect life?

Will answer this question earnestly…being a dance educator, balance in the being tops my list so as much as activity and movement is important to me on a regular basis, I believe a perfect life would be about enjoying the balance of the rest and movement in our lives. For in those spaces between the steps is an opportunity to appreciate the life we have and replenish with gratitude and contentment.

2: Why you started blogging and what is your favourite genre?
I remember writing a lot of poems in my years at school which at times were even published in the school papers and college magazines that gave me a momentum and then I realized it would make sense to have them all in one place as a body of work in time, that’s when I started blogging.
Well, I do enjoy writing in any form but I find a great sense of connect, in writing my thoughts as poetry.

3:If you were to celebrate your birthday with five celebrities who would you like to celebrate with and why?

Have never had any craze for the company of celebrities of any kind. And birthdays are preferably spent amidst family friends and my students. Yet to answer the question without naming anyone, in particular, it would be nice to include for their entertainment value, one celebrity from each of these categories, a famous ballroom dancer a latin dancer, a singer a guitarist, a pianist and a drummer.
Well guess I am truly set then for my perfect party!:-))

4: What is the most funniest moment of your life?(funny)

A lot of funny moments happen every now that sometimes I feel my life is one laugh a riot…. and then some more, but to remember one funny incident. Well, I was in 8th grade and was the captain of my school’s volleyball team.I was truly passionate about the game and would regularly practice with great dedication and pretty much excelled at the game.So we were often chosen and sent to play in tournaments across the city. In one such selection process, I went to play in the tournament held in one of the city college campuses. I was passed off by my selectors as a member of a working women team. I played that game as their vice-captain. We won that match and I couldn’t help smiling to myself as I went up the dais to receive the certificate as they were all so much older than me …the whole team had a huge laugh after the match about it all! Till today I have no idea how I ended up playing that particular match in the first place!!

5: Your favourite pastime?

Besides writing poetry and drawing, dancing on one of my favourite songs.. and at times with it in my thoughts as I often find myself joyfully thinking of patterns and steps for a song when I hear music that I happen to like. So yes that tops the list of my favourite pastimes.

I would like to nominate these blogs for the Mystery Blogger Award: I wish them the best in their endeavours.

https://thinkthoughtstaught.wordpress.com

http://thoughtsofsho.wordpress.com/

http://christophermcgeownwriting.wordpress.com/

https://kishanlakhotia.wordpress.com/

https://srishtiblogspot.wordpress.com/

https://pcblogscom.wordpress.com

https://stonestoriessite.wordpress.com/

https://reemasgarden.com

https://flowartstation.com/

http://akanksharastogi.wordpress.com/

https://prashasti125.wordpress.com/

https://thejoyofloving.wordpress.com/

Here are a few questions for you…

1: What does your perfect day look like?

2: If you had only one match and entered a Cold and Dark room, and there was an oil heater, an oil lamp and a candle, which would you light first?

3: Can you adapt smoothly to changing realities and if so what is your biggest strength?

4: Are you someone who works well on a team, or prefer to work on your own?

5: What ridiculously fun thing has someone tricked you into doing or believing?

I would like to thank everyone who is reading following and visiting my blog. I am still learning how to be a good writer. Hope this year is wonderful for us all!!! 💙

Cheers,

Savvy Raj

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A Good Start! 


200 follows on WordPress. Well certainly a reason for sending out gratitude and goodwill to my  readers and followers, many of whom have connected as friends now. It  certainly feels wonderful to have a space to grow at your pace with such encouraging cconnections and I am sure you will all relate to what I am saying here. 

Thank you all for being there and hope to share and learn some more.

Savvy Raj 

 


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Between Friends

Hey this one’s for you…

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To all my dear lovely ‘ Friends from all around this beautiful world’!

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Between friends…not for us the bondage’s of time, space  and superficiality or distance… thoughts are words unspoken but heard joyously without distraction.

The simple presence of a friend is always welcome, never intrusive; thereby an answer to our unspoken needs without questions.

It’s at times a validation of all that we stand for and often enough maybe just a forethought thrown in wisely in our direction which would be wise to be paid a heed to.

A confidence builder, a care giver, a mutual thought processor, a symbiotic thinker, a common goal sharer, a wisdom enhancer, a mood up lifter an energy booster, a health facilitator, a friend is so much and so much more… endless conversations completely whimsical, utterly important, at times all that is the simple need of the moment .

In all, having the privilege of a good friend is a conscious movement towards light and all that’s bright.

Cheers to the good friend who manifests in our life and makes our living fine!

 Savvy Raj

 

 

To Dance is to Celebrate Life!

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A vision A verse.On Dancing the Art of Movement.

Combining my other two passions Painting and Poetry.

Savvy

For the love of dancing1

Dance with joy and not with friction

 Dance with awareness not with caution

Dance with grace not with distraction

Dance with gratitude not with a contradiction

Dance to feel your soul move and not just as an action

Dance in response to an action, rather than just as a reaction!

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Dance with the heart and mind in rapt attention

Dance with expansiveness accepting correction

Dance often, in prayer and dedication

Dance with a conscious acceptance of  the divine connection

Dance with elegance and the harmony of completion !

 Savvy Raj

India

 Image Credits  Savvy Raj

 Titled :  ‘Dancing Connects ‘   My paintings and artwork  Inspired by Dances from across the world.


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Sense beauty in this moment

 & its immense potential. Savvy 


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Circle of Thoughts 10

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A vision a verse by Savvy Raj

 

Thoughts may seem powered by their own momentum 

A concentrated effort of combining thoughts

Perhaps connecting these dots

Is not a random exercise after all.
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Add belief add faith

add trust, some hope

The power to choose one thought over another

Is the intentional shift called a conscious choice.

Savvy   Raj

 This above digital artwork  Titled ‘Circles of thoughts:8 is a creative interpretation of encircling thoughts,

Presenting two micro poems  one after another here.The verses that follow is the tenth part of my series of micro poems on interconnecting thoughts.   Savvy 

To be contd … 

Related links to read more…

/https://savvyraj.com/circles-of-thoughts/1

/https://savvyraj.com/circle-of-thoughts-2/

https://savvyraj.com/2017/06/03/circle-of-thoughts-3

https://savvyraj.com/2017/06/06/circle-of-thoughts-4/

https://savvyraj.com/2017/06/08/circle-of-thoughts-5/

https://savvyraj.com/2017/06/08/circle-of-thoughts-6/

https://savvyraj.com/2017/06/08/circle-of-thoughts-7/

https://savvyraj.com/2017/06/17/circle-of-thoughts-8/

 

 

Also published on

https://medium.com/@savvyraj/circle-of-thoughts-91169f939c0b

#Micropoetry 1#tetrastich #visual verses

Circleoflife #wisdom of change#A sense of it all#subtlety of consciousness #inside outside

Artwork by Savvy Raj

About the Author:

www.savvyraj.com


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A tap into Gratitude.

A mail to me this morning made me stop and smile and tap into gratitude with all my heart.

It was from my reader and friend now over the years, who has been extremely supportive of my journey through the vision and verses.

A share of kindness and appreciation can be the spring well of creativity. A few lines in dedication to this kind and caring soul….

My dear patron,

Your compliments inspire me on my path

Your words encourage & your belief supports

Recently you asked about my art, vision and verse …

You asked me,  where I create from

You asked me, how long it takes to form.

You asked me from where warmth and positivity spring forth in my words.
Life they say is the best teacher guide and mentor

Perhaps in the siftings of life and living

The colours of my art emerge

Perhaps the sounds  of words felt deep within

I sense again in the verses I write

Perhaps the blow of  incessant hot and cold winds of changes

Mellow my words with moderation

Words are powerful I  deeply believe

As I had written somewhere earlier too

In faith hope and trust

I care to send out my thoughts

That they may shift the perspectives

Of another’s thought to turn to the positive.

That they may  bring the very same contentment

in the reading and sensing

to awaken the spirit and let their soul shine

With love and gratitude

in the realisation of all that is.

That I feel deep within.
Beauty of it all is

That life continues

To be a great impactor

In the winds of changes

There is much to understand and know

New learnings new knowings

That teach as they are happening the now.

The trick is to be open

and allow it all in the flow

To assimilate and acknowledge

This wealth of wisdom between you & me.

 
So I thank your questions here to me

As it awakens my spirit now to

Brave new frontiers of creativity

But with deep responsibility.

Thank you for the pause in my thoughts

You invoke with your caring query.
Significance of creative endeavours

Arise first  from curiosity and concern

That propels new paths and purpose…

In this journey of life and living.
Savvy Raj