Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


On Forgiveness

If you are feeling upset

Let time pass

Hurts will heal again

If you are angry

Let there be pauses

Anger will recede in the silence

If you are defeated

Let yourself know

That the world is a circle

The night breaks into a new dawn

With promises of a blessed new day!

So stay patient in perseverance

And know every phase has a reason to be

Learn to forgive and let go

And as all is meant to be well once again.


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Spools from Spills

Some positive takes in an accidental spill…

To keep calm and address the lesson in the spill.

To turnover a spill to evolve for better
To sense a pattern of possibilities in a spill.

To challenge the statuesque through a spill.

To test skillsets learned from a spill
To move beyond in a dare with a spill

To spill some more and align the pattern formations

To envision hope beyond the accidental spill.

To create artworks from the potential in a spillover

To empathize with the spiller across the learning curve…

Spills become art and art spills over.


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Illusions in the Reflections

Reflections in the stillness

On a patch of water

Reflections of sunlight

On a passing cloud

Reflecting colours

We humans have named…

The truth of clarity

Is the freedom in the uncertain

What seems to be, may not be

What is, may be not

What is apparent, may be invisible

What is assumption, may become a contradiction

Or simply delusions of our own imagination.

Or simply a clarity of illusions in the reflections.


Was watching the reflections of sunlight dancing on this patch of water on the window sill of my terrace one evening. I was mesmerized by the fleeting cloud it had captured and its amazing colours that held my fancy for a long while…

Savvy Raj


The Way

Trust the self… it knows the way!

Our body is intelligence personified.

Every cell of our being holds the truth of our existence.

Our every move is deeply interconnected and entwined with our emotions.

We are how we feel and sense.

We are sensitive beyond compare in the subtlety of being.

We are strong beyond compare to dare the toughest of challenges.

Life and living makes and breaks us.

But we are meant to survive…

We are born with intuitive intelligence

Designed to be our internal guide

In every moment that we live.

We have a sense of knowing

Beyond all logic and reasoning

It is speaking to us every time

It lights our heart with joy

It signals us when there is a doubt

Let’s trust it, sense it in all its subtlety

It is talking to us…let’s begin to listen in

For it shows the way.



Take nothing for granted

Take nothing for granted

There is always a reason

For things to be, where they are

As they are, however they are…

Let your heart be ever grateful

For things that you have in this now.

And for that which passed you by…

All is well …in this now.

Stay thankful

And take nothing for granted!


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On Mentoring

None can tell you what is the truth
As much as you yourself can!
Often a mentor , a guide a teacher
Can take you near your truth
But  its all up to you to own yours

Every truth is colored by perspectives
Of its own creation.
Every person has a truth
That needs to be reckoned with
As the perspectives converge
There is an emergence
Of the truth of one’s being.



Learning from a free spirit

Today I write about my dear and very loving father…

Perhaps the most uncomplicated man.

A paragon of the free spiritedness of a child.

He has an uncanny ability to be happy like a child.

What he desires are little things like a child.

Yes, he knows how to get what he  desires

But the happiness he feels & expresses, in the most ordinary things

That is his blessing of simplicity.

Life can be an epitome of adventure and adaptability.

It can challenge you & test your resilience & reserves

But to be able to be in touch with the inner child in you.

No matter how  life takes its toll on you

Is the strength in the vulnerability.

I dedicate these musings today to my eternally ‘young at heart’ father.

For from him, I have imbibed many beautiful learnings
Will share three, especially relevant here…

  • To be able to find happiness in the ordinary things.
  • To be able to stay hopeful, light & positive, no matter the density in the moment.
  • To think well of all and make way for happy thoughts and share goodwill.

  • God Bless You Dad!



    On Trust

    On Trustfulness

    The Way of the Universe is Abundance
    It is the way of nature.
    We come from it and we are nature.
    Our deepest intentions
    Find its way to fulfillment in time.

    What is important is trustfulness
    In faith of the flow
    In belief and hope
    For as you ensivision
    The truth manifests itself.

    Stay patient
    Trust life
    To unravel itself
    And deliver in time.



    Do more

    Reach a  little  beyond
    Extend a little  more
    Move a little  more
    Add one more step

    As you reach a bit more
    Your vision expands
    Your understanding improves
    Looking back, notice lessons learned

    Step up and walk some more
    Reach out to help someone
    Do more than you think possible
    Be generous & grateful,without regrets.

    Touch a life,leave a kind word.
    Reach out a helping hand,
    Extend a heartfelt prayer for another
    Share a smile & go make someone’s day!


    Choice is yours!

    To all the ‘Crazy Busy’ Bossy kind of People, who say and feel they don’t have time…

    For anything or anyone anymore!

    If you don’t have time for your near and dear ones
    You are perhaps indifferent and are taking people for granted.
    Be cautious…Patience runs out of time!

    If you are always dominant and intimidating by nature
    People will follow you only by force and not from their hearts.
    Be careful for soon they will become indifferent to your rants.

    If you speak cutting people off mid-sentence.
    You may be showing you are the boss
    But people never appreciate not being listened to.
    They will never turn up to you with suggestions.
    All you will be harboring will be
    The ‘Yes men ‘… think about it!.

    If you have never walked along with your partner or your child or a pet dog…

    Perhaps you should rethink if you have truly appreciated life’s moments you have had.

    The joy of walking with another is a beautiful blessing only known to the ones who take a walk.

    If you have never had time in your life
    To do the things you wanted
    And you keep giving excuses that if I had it this way I would do that…

    Perhaps, you must realize life is best lived, doing what you love.
    No one told you to sit it out.
    If you feel you have little time
    You are the reason.

    You are still alive!

    Take a step.
    You have the way to change its course the way you choose!


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    A reason to be

    Every thing has a reason to be

    Air and Space Water Form
    All elements of being
    This beautiful world of ours
    Blesses us much
    So much gratitude
    For these elements of life.
    We are born of it and we need it to survive

    Every thing has a reason to be

    The river of time
    The water that flows
    The shape of things
    The spaces we occupy
    The air that we breathe
    All matters for life and living.

    We breathe air to live in space
    This air that we breathe
    We often take for granted
    This air is the gift of earth around us.
    We need to value its presence
    We need to keep it pure and clean
    For what we breathe we are
    For our actions depend upon it.

    A ship floats in water
    Not just because of buoyancy
    But because there is air tight space
    A space that contains air
    A space that aids the displacement
    A space that balances the weight
    A space that lightens the load
    The shape makes a difference
    In the way the weight is carried
    The shape of the ship makes it float.
    Displacing water equal to its weight
    Helping it to stay afloat.

    Archimedes’ principle, physical law of buoyancy, discovered by the ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes, stating that any body completely or partially submerged in a fluid (gas or liquid) at rest is acted upon by an upward, or buoyant, force, the magnitude of which is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body. The volume of displaced fluid is equivalent to the volume of an object fully immersed in a fluid or to that fraction of the volume below the surface for an object partially submerged in a liquid. The weight of the displaced portion of the fluid is equivalent to the magnitude of the buoyant force. The buoyant force on a body floating in a liquid or gas is also equivalent in magnitude to the weight of the floating object and is opposite in direction; the object neither rises nor sinks. For example, a ship that is launched sinks into the ocean until the weight of the water it displaces is just equal to its own weight. As the ship is loaded, it sinks deeper, displacing more water, and so the magnitude of the buoyant force continuously matches the weight of the ship and its cargo.




    A humble dedication!

    A humble dedication on Father’s Day

    ‘Thank you Dad for sharing with me this ‘Magic of Dance’

    Sharing fond memories.

    Dancing Nostalgia

    Learning to dance is indeed a labor of love and I cherish every moment . How privileged are we to share this indescribable Magic of Dance.

    Hoping to continue to take this beautiful art of Dance to empower more and more people to sense and love the beauty of every movement in the moments called Life.


    Happy Fathers Day! God Bless Dads!

    This is one of those moments when writing and sharing stories from our lives bring us a deep sense of connection… with our readers and ourselves in gratitude for the learnings. And there is that sense of magic sensed in our hearts which evokes poignant feeling of fond memories of the people that are attached to it.


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    Find peace within

    Yesterday was my mother’s birthday. And I came across this reflection of hers by chance and started reading it, Although she is living far away in another city, I deeply connected with her in every moment as I was reading this. Wishing her a beautiful blessed day!

    Finding peace

    Happiness is an abstract state which gives us high,
    makes us feel positive about everything,
    makes us forgive peoples faults, brings a smile in our face n laughter in our mind,
    gives us strength,
    brings love to our heart,
    makes our surroundings beautiful, makes life worth living,
    radiates our being irrespective of the outside effects.

    Happiness is the real state we are born with. That is our real form, shrouded by the clouds of acquired and induced qualities as we walk along this long path of life. In due course, it gets overshadowed by outside influences that we forget how to be really happy. We start seeking happiness from outside sources forgetting our own storehouse inside us.

    Thus starts our dependence. Whether material, emotional, physical, or spiritual, for everything we start seeking help from other people or substances which gradually grow from need-based to the necessity which we cannot live without. In the long run, the very source we think gives us happiness adds nothing but misery. The more u seek outside the more ur inner light dims.

    How to come out of this self-induced predicament. Really very hard as the acquired dirt must have become layers of solid sediments. A little Viveka n Vairagya are the tools God has provided us with, to unearth the hidden treasure, of Happiness Within.

    Viveka means right understanding, discriminating knowledge n true wisdom.

    Vairagya means detachment, dispassion, maintaining a state of mental equilibrium.

    Developing both these qualities help us to be in a peaceful happy state irrespective of outer influences knowing their transient nature. The more we delve in these, the nearer we go to our inner self which is the abode of ultimate BLISS.

    The ever-changing face of the sky
    The dancing flames of the fire,
    The soothing flow of the air,
    The flowing waves of the water,
    The surface of Mother Earth
    All just set to put in our mind the transience of Nature.

    The rising and setting of the Sun,
    The waning and waxing of the
    The revolution and rotation of the earth,
    The cycle of the changing seasons
    Just to remind us nothing is forever to stay.

    The karmic cycle of birth and death,
    The changing phases of lives,
    The changing moods of the mind,
    The swaying patterns of wealth
    Aren’t enough to teach the human mind equanimity and humility?

    How many more lessons does one need?


    This piece ‘ Finding Peace’ resonates deeply. Especially so in these chaotic times.



    On Awareness.

    Moving in Awareness.

    From chaos to clarity

    Swimming through it all

    From peaks and troughs.

    Every thought sets a pattern
    In fact in a loop
    Of interwoven scenes
    Some that seem relatively strange
    And some unidentifiable
    Every loop jumps and lights up another
    In the intersection

    Is thought quantifiable at all?
    Thoughts come and go
    But what if we reflect on our thoughts
    Like witnessing our breath, as it goes on
    Thoughts may manifest on their own.

    When we are mindful of our thoughts.
    May be just for a bit of time every now and then
    We flow along and cultivate an awareness of its nature
    We become gradually mindful of the now.

    In time, a sense of connect develops
    In conscious awareness of our intentions.
    We are creating spaces between our thoughts
    And pauses in our reflections.

    When shift is known by the mind
    And felt in the heart
    Then every thing moves
    In conscious awareness.



    Joy of Giving & Sharing

    Every ask has a reason.
    Every give fulfills a reason.
    What reason it fulfills is another story!

    Joy of giving & sharing

    When can you give and share with joy?
    And what happens when you give and share …

    When your cup is overflowing !

    A state of abundance
    This is an extreme state where you are having so much to give. You are overflowing with possibilities in the potential.
    When you give from here,
    You may not miss anything.
    You may not know the joy of sharing and giving as you have so much more.
    Maybe you are giving because you want to get rid of whatever you are giving.
    Maybe you want to self balance.
    Maybe you want to share with those unfortunate.
    Sharing the good always helps.
    But do u know if the one you share it with truly wants it or uses it well.
    Or do you give no matter
    Even if it goes to waste
    Because you are overwhelmed. Then that is not giving but discarding.

    When your cup is half full!

    When you are having some and then you share some, then you are sharing from your heart and brain.
    Youunderstand and feel for those in need.
    You share because you have something to share, may be not much but you know in your heart
    That as you keep sharing you create space for more to come. You are balancing yourself between needs and wants.
    You are careful in what you give but you give from your heart, from a space of love.
    Such a giving arises from equanimity.

    When your cup is almost empty!

    When you give from nothing much to give maybe you are hyper extended already.
    You may know but choose to ignore it
    Else you may be unaware that there is not much left.
    In both these cases the giving takes more out of the giver, so much so that it may soon cease.
    What can u give when there is nothing to give?
    You will give may be beyond your ability but then you will tire soon, feel used and exhausted.
    This is a state of tilted balance not a great way to give.

    We all may have experienced this at some point or other in our lives.

    While giving from a place of love and trust it never goes wrong. We do need to feel the joy in giving. As long as your heart says go on, you must, else notice what’s making your hearts feel different and pay attention. You may learn something more on it!

    When the giving & receiving complement each other it is truly ideal. But most often that is not the case.
    However, giving is best shared when it comes from a place of trust faith & confidence in the giving that there is always going to be something to give.
    When giving is mutual there is a flow and there is abundance.
    When giving is from contentment there is gratitude and vis versa.
    When giving feels enough it’s best to assess why it feels so!
    In greater understanding, the giving flows…

    Life is never stagnant
    Its meant to flow
    Be a giver
    Giving always finds itself receiving
    Life is a circle.