Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Amazing nature

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle

Nature never ceases to amaze us

Such is the wonder and awe of nature.

Nature is full of surprises

Every tree , every branch

Every flower, every bud

Like all living things is unique

Yet patterned in synchrony

Adapting to ways of being

Nature is resilience personified.

Every where we care to look

There is something to admire

Something to respect and learn from

Salute to the splendors of Nature.

Savvy


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Would you add a word?

Started writing one word

But these three words came to mind.

Serenity

Sensibility

Serendipity

Would you care to leave a positive word?

Savvy


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To each their own…

What matters is the…

Innocence of simplicity

In being true to being you

Simplicity of Innocence

In thoughts words and deeds

To each their own!

Savvy


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A dedication

Yesterday was Celebrated as World Poetry day

A dedication …

Video credits:Fb

Wisdom from souls who know
Say angels fly, as they take themselves lightly
A matter of being at ease..so that you will traverse far
Fly knowing the roots are steady on the ground
Soar in the sky sensing the wind in your wings.
Stay on course… you will find yourself.

Life is better the moment you realise
Its value in every now.
So when worry and despair imbalances your thoughts
When anguish and self doubts rocks your self esteem
Rest assured it shall all pass and time will get you over the brink
Just care to have faith, ease up your thoughts
And choose to live, dancing lightly with life .

Resonated deeply with this lovely visual shared by Sanja Sremacki so resharing it along with my verses above as a dedication to this very beautiful reflection of ‘Living life in the lightness of being’.

Savvy Raj


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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


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Life is as you make it.

Every moment is potent

Awaiting awareness

Of infinite possibilities

Every now is as you choose

The way you live this now

Alters everything around

Choose to live with thankfulness

Choose to sense gratefulness

All is in the way see life

Life is as you make of it!

Savvy


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Soul Enrichers

Soul Enrichers…

I do believe the journey of life, broadens the mind and brightens the spirit if we are ready to acknowledge the unfolding gifts of connections. along the way.

In my journeys across the world earlier, as a Dance Educator teaching and speaking about dance applications and approaches there have been some amazing people both in the dance circuits and otherwise,who I have had very fascinating conversations with…

I want to share a bit here about some of these beautiful people from across the world who I had a chance connect with, nothing planned,yet meeting them was truly soul enriching to say the least.

Would like to begin the first in these series of posts with Emily Berry who is now a dear friend.

Emily, the beautiful intelligent woman with an Indian Soul all the way from New York … who dances with all her heart and soul 🙂

Emily Berry is the Artistic Director of B3W Performance Group, which has performed in the US, England, Greece, and Mexico...

We met in 2014 Greece, while we were representing our own countries at the World Dance Research Congress.

In her own words…

“I strive to create a safe space for students to learn, explore, question, and become independent thinkers and movers. In technique courses, I address each individual student’s unique body in order to help them develop their technique through muscle re-patterning. Students learn anatomical awareness and tools to help them move past road blocks.

In theory, improvisation and composition courses my main goal is to help student’s find their own voice. Creating a judgment free space is essential so students are not afraid to explore new movement possibilities.”

Professor Aviva Geismar

Berry’s choreography has been tackling such issues as race, the glass ceiling, domestic violence, women in prison, and war since 1995.

Today, brought in a beautiful memory of a time when I had an amazing afternoon walk with her, while at the Acropolis museum Athens.

I remember how a shared a common love for all things dance… got us interacting post our dance workshops and rest just fell in place!

We conversed like we have known each other from years ago…

‘Beautiful places… Beautiful memories ‘💙

Savvy


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Harmony of Synchrony

Evolving with time

In the weft and warp of time
As the clock ticks on its own tune
The harmony is moving in tandem
To the beats of the marching song.

Time and tide waits for non they say
But to accept the changes happen
Exactly where you are , is to adapt
To the nature of the seasonal shifts

To begin to understand the dots
Is to connect to the bigger picture
Is to know there is more to every frame
Time to unravel the unundertood

Take the path of the envisioning
The construction, than destruction
Choose to decipher the genius plan
And trust the evolving patterns of life&living .

Growth creates changes along with opportunities galore
That can go out of hand…easily
For in the space of unprecedented growth
One needs checks and balances
To grow and evolve
Without losing control

The evolving world is no longer linear
But more viscerally attuned
To a multi dimensional phase
To synch in harmony
Tuning towards an evolutionary pathway.

Savvy


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Revolve & evolve

The world may seem to revolve around you
But you revolve along with the world.
So to be in balance is to take a hold
Of the space you are in
To find your bearing, before you react.
To optimize your response
Begin to understand and discern
Where another is in space, in thoughts
In actions and deeds.

To listen actively
To empathize with their needs and wants…
To be able to see the ‘Us beyond the I’
To shift the ‘Me to the We’

This is what will truly help
Us to understand where we are.
Life is like that,
Its meant to evolve and grow
Along in the flow!

Savvy


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Power of 5

Power of 5

Sharing my list…

  • Training & Consultancy
  • Walking & Dancing
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Reading & Researching
  • Writing & Practicing Mentoring

Feel free to share your favorite hobbies!

Savvy


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Giving way for the new!

Yesterday the flower was in full bloom
Filling the senses with unabashed beauty
Today it gently wraps into itself
Knowing it’s deed is done
Letting itself move into the background
Retreating as a way for another to bloom.

There are moments in the sun
For one and all
Such is the circle of life
How gracefully the flower accepts
The truth of life and living
Every flower leaves a lesson behind
As it disappears into the sunset
You are born to bloom
Life life lovingly!

Savvy


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Let go & let flow.

You are blessed

For you have the power

Of choice with you

So choose what to accept

And what to let go!

Savvy


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Happy Festivities

Happy Diwali to all here.
Sharing a few musings from my mother.



Tamaso ma Jyothirgamaya.

On this Diwali let us
Illuminate our hearts.
Ignorance n impediments
Vanish in that brilliance.

Let Faith, prayer, compassion
And humility fill the place
While false beliefs, prejudices
Hatred & anger
Dissolve without a trace.

Past year has taught us
Many lessons.
Many have learnt
The real values our lives need.


A disciplined lifestyle
With resilience will take us far.
The core values our ancestors had
Are not mere lessons in vain.
They are real essence of health
With gratitude, embracing all.

Time to rectify our deeds
Done in the quest to excel.
Mother Nature knows well
How to balance & dwell.
Let’s co-exist without harming,
Valuing all lives, be it in any form.

Let this Festival of Lights
Bring harmony & happiness.
Together we will protect
This precious divine gift
Undoing all our wrongs
Restoring what truly belongs.

A Very Happy Deepawali
To all of you,
Be safe and healthy.
Stay blessed ever.

As we celebrate this beautiful festival of lights lets all take some time to connect with the cosmic lights and feel its blessed presence within us all 🙂

Savvy


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Nature fascinates


We explore it in unique ways
Some of us lookup at the sky
Admiring the infinite vastness
Of spaces above and beyond

Some of us look down  at the ground
Preferring  to  dig deep into nature
To witness the foundation  of living
Exploring the very roots of the life


Some choose to dream and envision
What might be, in  hope for the morrow
Some sit in stillness  witnessing their breath
Knowing all the truths of life is within.

Some prefer to dance with life
In this now as it unfolds
Accepting nature as it appears
Preferring  to make best of its moments.

Savvy


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The Journey



As is above
So is below
Reflection speaks
As is within.
The journey of life
Mirrors our way of being

‘In every moment of time care to be rooted to the stillness in your movements…
Care to acknowledge gratefully this strength in the rootedness.’

Savvy