Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Vibrance

So much vibrance, so much vividness

Enthralling vision, brilliant colors

Awesome creation, awesome creator

Amazing nature amazing grace🙏

Savvy

Savvy


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Reaction & Response

In a world too busy to care,

Too hurried and impatient

All must happen fast

Every thing must move quickly

Speed is a part of life

And life is lived on the fast lanes

However hurried reaction

Is considered unwise

Compared to the calmness of response.

Yet the truth is …

Between the active and passive


Exists a space to balance


Between reaction to response


Exists a pause for reflection

With reference to the choice of voice


Both have significance of their own


In the right situations & context


That can make all the difference.

Savvy


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Universal Oneness

Nature of Creation

We are nature

And nature is in us

We cannot exist independently

The spirit and soul, in each of us

Knows a thousand lifetimes & more

We live parallel lives in the eons of time

Our cells know the truth of being

As they are created and degenerated

Making way for more to manifest

Such is the cosmic resonance in us

Like stars & galaxies betwixt & beyond

We evolve in the Universal oneness.

Savvy


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Heartspeaks

Being content…

A realization

Of all that you have

In this now.

Being happy…

An appreciation

Of what you have

In this now.

Being grateful…

An acknowledgement

Of the gifts of grace in and around us.

Savvy


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Wonder of you!

Wonder of you!
Loved this share that came way and felt it had to reshared….many times over.:))

So much hope in those wonderful words.

You are a part of this wonderous world

You are creation at it’s most exquisite best

Magnificent as the mountains

Expansive as the oceans

You are filled with unending hope

You are limitless in potential

For you come from infinite abundance

Such is the truth of you.

Savvy


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Thrive

Life can never thrive in suppression

Or in denial and disapproval.

Or control and criticism

Choose to appreciate and approve.

Let go of the nagging and niggles.

Let go of judgements, fear and worry

Life is in each of us just the same.

Nurture life to live.

Engage with it lovingly

Life can be beautiful!

Live and let live.

Savvy


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Mystique of Creation

In the vividness  of imagination
At  times there is a turbulence  of thoughts.
Of emotions entwined in the sensing.
Moving beyond, patterns forming…


Inspiration & ingenuity births itself
In the very uniqueness of individuality
Yet the source of creativity is infinity
Such is the divine mystic of creation.

Savvy


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The Journey of Creativity

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If Creativity were to be all yang

Flowing along in infinite abundance

The mystic of this mistress is magnetic

Almost hovering on the hypnotic

And yet…

Creativity is a dance of balance

Of the yin and yang

Omnipresent in the flow.

In the unforgiving toughness

Is the challenge to continue

In her demands to deliver

Is the discipline of approach

In the chiding of the critiques

Is the attempt to evolve

Beyond the punishing schedules.

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And in that trusting knowing

Actors act, sculptors sculpt

Writers write, painters paint

Singers sing, dancers dance

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Finding purpose in the passion

In the artistry of creativity.

And as art empowers in the connectivity

Life carries on…!


Savvy


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Igniting Thoughts, Sparking Imagination

A thought is a full circle 
From synapse to the sensing 
It travels beyond spaces and back 
Symbol of life in the buzzing.

In the circle of life and living
Arises sparks of thinking in the sensing
Many thoughts may come and go,
Sometimes structured & logical,
At times they disappear in a moment
Yet some thoughts  leave imprints in time.

As thoughts keep on arising
These dots of thoughts shape into patterns
Emitting in the strength of momentum
To countless circles of thoughts in the propelling.

Think well Imagine the good!

Savvy


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1500 WordPress Posts

WordPress says I have published 1500 posts!! Calls for a little celebration of this milestone and thankfulness in Gratitude  to you my dear readers in this journey together! 🙏😊

The Journey so far…
The simple act of writing a little everyday, penning down my thoughts and sharing with you all here, the time spent here, has been deeply rewarding in more ways than one. Yes, a moment of reckoning indeed of all those contemplative times.🙂

While some of you my readers have suggested me to focus on the monentary benefits of blogging, yet a few of you have appreciated my artworks and also suggested that I must compile a book in some of the kind comments you leave, which I will cherish for a lifetime. So thank you all for encouraging & supporting me right through…

As many of you my readers already know, I diligently practice writing a post every day for over three years now…

This is beautiful canvas space of expression for myself on all the little things that come my way and touch me one way or the other

The Vision Ahead …

I believe I am now ready to explore the idea of compiling a book of my writings. So I would truly love to hear from those of you who have walked the path of publishing your books.

Yes there is a lot of information on the internet about publishing, but I think to listen to you my readers, and hear your individual and unique wisdom garnered from your own experiences in publishing a book as a fellow writer would add a relevant perspective.

And secondly if you could share your thoughts of my writings, it would help in understanding more of what you envision of me as a writer.


Would you care to write and share about what are the steps to publish a book?
And as a reader if you have been following my posts here, what genre do you think my works could do well?
It would be really nice to learn from you all.
Do share your experiences, and leave tips for the road ahead in publishing a book if any.
It would be certainly be a step ahead.

Savvy


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Align In Authenticity

Align yourself

Every once in a while

In conscious awareness

With your breath

Inhale aspirations

Exhale inspirations

Share with all of you.

Give without resentment.

Let go the spurious

Let life unfold

Tread gently

In loving kindness

Align In Authenticity

When you arrive at being comfortable being yourself with yourself & in front of others, your gifts will shine through and you will begin make a positive impact on this world.

All it takes is…

Being true to who you are:))

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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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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Heart of Art

Consciously or otherwise,

whether it is…
In Steering the words that flow, toward a larger purpose.
In Channelling the ideas that spring forth
In Creating artworks with a splattering of colours

Art draws expressions from wonder
Art thrives in the heart of the being.
Art flows through in movement & solitude…

When the he(art) speaks, the artist listens
For Art is life and living an art.

Savvy