Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Wisdom in the living

In the living is the learning

As knowledge builds its foundation

Life keeps changing its path

In the living is the acknowledging

Of the unknown truths of life & living.

In the living is adaptability

To the changing tides in time

In the living is the sensing

Of what makes life worth living

In the living is the engagements

To living life to its fullest potential

And therein is the wisdom from living.

Savvy


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Sail on with a hope filled heart…

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Sail on with a hope filled  heart…

A new journey you are ready to start.

You have danced a countless steps to the tunes of life,

You have chosen to see beyond the strife.

Dare a new morning dear one …

Move on, as the past is over and done.

Watch the sky as a sign from above

How relentlessly and hopefully it brings forth the now.

How it regales us with a myriad hues,

What a divine brush  painting those magical views.

Take cues from it as it carries on …

Constantly changing in every moment.

Across the horizon rests a whole new world.

Awaiting your arrival with joy to behold.

 

It seeks nothing from you, neither your past glories

Nor bothers about your many untold stories.

It asks you to simply move on from any past torment

As you step into this new moment.

Sail on dear one, with a heart filled with wonder

A new shore awaits, just across the yonder !

 This is one of my photo inspired poem, the picture above denotes the let go as you move on, for to cling to the past scenarios simply delays the visibility of the the new views in the offing … Trust all that you are and sail on! ‘

Savvy


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Life and Living

Whenever I come across a heart touching action, or a prose ,a poem or quote I will be sharing it here in this series…

Some people make the world a better place by their thoughts words and deeds...

When the sport turns to a dance…

When the feet move in a rhythm

All its own, in uniqueness

Artistry is acknowledged.

An Inspiring life

Friends
See, Brazil’s under 17 footbal coach Amadeu Carlos who is “just” 76 years old.
This is called Brazilian football magic…
He proves “Age is just number.”
Amazing skill, energy and stamina.

This above information is social media forward, yet when decided, I wanted to learn more about him. I found that his age is misconstrued.Yet whatever the age, age is just a number, his skill is clear to see and that’s what is beautiful to see.

Here is a (wiki ) snapshot of his life and living.

Carlos Amadeu Nascimento Lemos was a Brazilian footballer and manager who played as a left back. He represented Bahia as a player before injury curtailed his career. He went on to have a managerial career which spanned almost thirty years.

This is how he sums up his country and its relationship with their favorite sport….“In Brazil when a child is born, the first gift for him is a ball. Our relationship with football is huge. We are a footballing nation and we like that”

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Loving kindness

No amounts of words we simply hear can help heal the world …

As much as even just a pair of helping hands from a loving heart in harmony.

Savvy


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Sensing the fragrance

Dinner under a lemon tree Capri

I saw this picture and paused…

For it spoke of abundance of being.

Of Sight, sense and smell.

Emoting in the sensing

Evoking in freshness of fragrance

Nature is abundance personified

Rewards aplenty, with fruits to share

The little joys of dining together

Socializing seem like a dream

With the world in its now from here.

Yet the picture paints cheer & hope.

Of giving and living generously.

Happiness is in the sensing

Have a wonderful weekend 😀

Savvy


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Colors of life

There is always a path meant for u

Explore the myriad colors of life

In all shades and hue…

What you choose to see

Is how it appears to be

Acknowledge the gifts of life

As they come to you in time.

For Colors make life come alive.

Savvy


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All Is A Matter Of Attitude

All is a matter of attitude

We create our lives in every now

As we choose to think and be

Our lifes moment aligns itself.

As each individual life begins to see

The value of self awareness and hopefulness.

Life evolves for one and all

Better communities to nations…

We as a world, are more powerful

Than what we choose to believe …

For we are our own changemakers

War or peace is a choice we have with us.

Savvy


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Being you

It is actually simpler to be yourself. There is something that each of us can do better than any other.

So its important then to listen to the inner voice and bravely obey that.


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A beautiful way to be!

A beautiful way to be…

Bask in freedom of being

Dance with life in every now!

Stride confidently, every step you take.

Believe there is a purpose to your being!

Savvy


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Gratitude Matters

Happiness may not bring gratitude
But it is gratitude that brings true contentment & happiness.

Count your blessings that life has put you in a position to give and receive from.
Beyond the darkness of the night Envisage the hope of light.

The joy of seeing the flower that blossoms in future
Give thanks for thats already yours
Gratitude heals and shields you from negativity.
Gratitude is medicine for your body, spirit and soul.
Show Gratitude in every way , everyday!

Thank you to all my readers for being here, every day and supporting my daily shares.

Think today from wherever you are…

What are ways I can express Gratitude?

Savvy


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What is the Spirit of Christmas

Spirit of Christmas is the glow of warmth enveloping us all.
No matter how the year has been
No matter how life challenges us all
The spirit of Christmas has power
To change the perspective
Of what truly matters for one & all.

There is joy of seeing in hope
There is abundance in goodwill
There is cheer of smiles and laughter
There is most of all a thanksgiving.

With an attitude of gratitude
For all that is in this now.
Spirit of Christmas is alive & kicking
In the heart of the humankind
Kindling kindness & spreading smiles.
Savvy


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Magic of Christmas

Christmas Memories

Vibrant hues of Christmas Colors in all its vividity!

Joyful Christmas Memories indeed! Sharing the cheer and goodwill…

The Antwerpen Christmas Market is spread out over several streets and squares lighting up the entire historical centre of Antwerp beautifully into a huge and happening zone to stroll around in…Glowing in the night!
Beating the winters chill
Sitting by warm fire pits…
Sipping hot glühwein!And the mistletoe?
Well its no small branch
But a giant one indeed!
Fit for all the crowd that gather under
Just to share the Christmas cheer!

Savvy


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Dances of the world : Argentine Tango

Dancing is the ultimate art of expression of the spirit of life. Every part of the world has a unique set of dances that set it apart yet find some similarities somewhere. And that’s what is the strength of the creative art of movements, in the interconnects of community, culture , history, traditions as well as a reflection of the expression of changing times in the Dance Connection, and that is what beautiful about ‘Dance’ itself.

On the occasion of International Tango Day on 11 th December…

As a Celebration of Tango Dancers across the world …Sharing a few verses on Tango with a beautiful Tango Watch “Andrea Vighi y Chiara Benati – Milonga para as Missoes”

Tango

Born in the dark alleys of Argentina

The stark truth emerges of murky beginnings in the 18th century

Frequented mostly by slaves, immigrants in the ports of Buneos Aires and even Uruguay.

There were even bans on many of these tango musical gatherings.

The dance form began with countless influences of European and native culture.

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Argentine Tango is both energetic and enigmatic

It has the strength and soul to show.

Equally exotic and evocative

Intriguing and beguiling

The lead and follow is beyond genders

For connection is beyond the physicality

For beside the passion play plain to see,

There is something quite alluring & attractive in the movements.

Two people apparently moving as one

The footwork entices and enthralls

The feet move with a mind all their own

But articulating a drama through the feet.

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Slow, steady or sharp and staccato movements

Each pair of feet, teasing the other

Challenging into a seemingly deadly duel of the feet.

Hitting all the right notes

Never missing a beat

Never stepping unto another

Except for a flip a dip or a show stopping lift thrown in.

If you want to see the drama of life and living,

Watch the synergy of energy playing

In a soulful yet spirited tango of two dancers.

There is rivetting romance,

Yet strikingly serious and sombre in notion.

Depths of emotion & unbridled passion

Emanating in an artistry of motion.

Today there are so many versions of the Tango

Off shoots and diverse cultural interpretations.

That created new interpretations of the way the dance is danced.

In hold, in form, in stance and in steps. That it’s almost untraceable.

Tango today is alluring as ever with dark days remaining just a history.

Yet retaining the mystery and appeal, Captivating with its intensity.

The connects so rooted in the embrace and hold, that makes the fancy footwork so effortless.

Tango truly speaks eloquently more than ever before…

Savvy Raj


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Count your blessings!

Sharing a story that my mother came across in Tamil, the gist is translated from Tamil to English by my mother and me , it illustrates the value of contentment.

CONTENTMENT is the realization of what you have ….

Once a king asked his minister that in spite of having everything I want, still my mind is not at peace. My doorman though he has nothing, seems always happy. Sometimes I feel jealous of him!

The minister told ,why don’t you try the game of 99 with him.
The king asked what is the game of 99?

I never heard of such a game. Something new?

The Minister told him, just put 99 gold coins in a bag and keep it in front of your house with a note saying here is a gift of 100 gold coins for you . Then watch what happens!

The king did as mentioned. A servant of the king passed by and noticed it. Finding the note and gold coins the servant’s joy knew no bounds. He started counting the coins. Finding one short, he thought it must have fallen somewhere nearby.

He and his whole family started searching for the missing gold coin. Full night went in searching. By morning the frustration of not finding the single missing coin overtook the joy of getting 99 coins. He became angry and started shouting at them.

He came to work with a dejected look. He started cursing himself for his bad luck of loosing one gold coin.

The king who was watching all this understood the game of 99.

In life also we forget all the 99 blessings God has given us n start feeling sad or upset for the one thing we do not have!

In becoming mindful…

We become aware to realize all we have

We learn to count our blessings.

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