Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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An Expression Of Manifestation.

Image credits: Fb Group Unique Trees

Saw this photo on a Fb group share and I couldn’t help pause and wonder about this expression in manifestation.

How beautifully it has orchestrated its creation

How artfully the artistry of photography has captured this brilliance of creation.

Every where we see nature emotes in magnificent awe-inspiring ways, the wonders of creation… in the trees, be it in a little leaf , a bud, in aging bark & trunk of trees , in the cloud paintings up above in the canvas of the sky or even in the dance of the waves in the sea…ūüôŹ

Savvy


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The Suitcase

The Suitcase

A man died, when he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.
– God said: Alright son its time to go.
– surprised the man responded: Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans…
– I’m sorry but its time to go.

– What do you have in that suitcase? the man asked.
– God answered: Your belongings.
– My belongings? you mean my things, my clothes, my money?
-God answered: Those things were not yours they belonged to the earth.

– Is it my memories? the man asked.
-God answered: those never belonged to you they belonged to Time

– Is it my talents?
-God answered: those were never yours they belonged to the circumstances.

– Is it my friends and family?
-God answered: I’m sorry they were never yours they belonged to the path.

– Is it my wife and son?
– God answered: They were never yours the belonged to your heart.

– Is it my body?
– God answered: that was never yours it belonged to the dust.

-Is it my soul?
God answered: No that is mine.

Full of fear, the man took the suitcase from god and opened it just to find out the suitcase was empty.
– With a tear coming down his cheek the man said: I never had anything???
-God answered: that is correct, every moment you lived were only yours. Life is just a moment. a moment that belongs to you. For this reason enjoy this time while you have it. Don’t let anything that you think you own stop you from doing so.
-Live Now
-Live your life
– Don’t forget to be happy, that is the only thing that matters.
– Material things and everything else that you fought for stay here.
-YOU CAN’T TAKE ANYTHING

Received this thoughtful share on social media with these words…

Share this reflection with anyone you love or appreciate. Enjoy every second you live.


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Art of Movement

Personally speaking, I have a deep interest in the art of movements, especially the ones that elucidate the flow… perhaps that is why I love dancing but on the other hand I have been equally captivated by the beauty of Tai chi and more so Qi Gong.

The healing energy of movement has often been a subject of deep passion, respect and research for me.

Likewise I am especially fond of the flowing Waltz as well. Since childhood, dancing comes naturally to me but have always found myself grappling to understand why martial art is even necessary.Until much later I started exploring the potency of energy in each of us…through a little introduction into Tai chi as well by conscious choice.

Allow me to present my reflections on this subject in a flow….

In a dance
There is an interconnect
Of emotion and movement
As to emote is to sense
The feeling in the flow…

In dance there is an awareness
Of moving in response
Without anticipation.
As in one step less,
The music moves on
And you are left to improvise
On how to match the steps in rhythm.

Yes, truly to dance is to enjoy the life in the moves.

In martial arts
There is flow too
But a flow that is ever in alertness,
In strategic moves and self defense
The speed and swiftness
In reaction and response.

Martial arts often feels like dance… t
But often the difference
Is between life and death.

Both are connected in the deepest sense and yet distinctive like chalk and cheese.

The intention to dance and to fight…is what differentiates.

We dance to let go, to enjoy this now and celebrate it.
In awareness is a flow that merges in harmony to synch in with now in artistry of the moves

The warrior is fighting for peace for survival against all odds
Not knowing what is the next move but yielding to the now to decipher the countermove and strike.
Here too there is often a display of extreme artistry of motion in accuracy of time.

To learn both, takes dedication and practice in patience.
But most of all is the need for relentless will & passion to persevere .

Yes, there is a dancer in a warrior

And a warrior in the dancer.

Choice rests within you.

Just remember, to dance is to live the moments and explore its most aesthetic potential in the flow… choose not to make dance a fight.

Stay joyful in peace.

To learn martial arts is to get into the arena and survive.
Attack or in self defense with least possible harm to get out of harms way to stay in peace.

Both may have their own relevance in purpose
To negate one is to look at only one half of the circle
Just as much as joy is part of life
Safekeeping the freedom to be
Is equally important in every now…

Do you want to dance in peace
Do you want to fight for peace.
Choice is yours to make
Peace or war!

Savvy.


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Heartprints Matter

True meaning of St Valentine Day!

Celebrate life and living

Leave heart prints

Wherever you go

Today and every day!


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Just be




Be anchored be balanced.

Life has a way of arranging itself.

Trust your path is meant to be

Just be…

Savvy


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Are you too busy?

The art of giving time and attention…

Is worth mastering to have any

successful relationship.

Nothing worth having can ever be rushed.

What do you think?

Savvy


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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!

    Savvy






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    Reflect



    Grasp nothing
    That you cannot reflect
    Take nothing
    That you cannot  give
    Covet nothing
    That you cannot share.


    Expect nothing
    That you cannot let go
    Become like a mirror
    Reflect the light!
    Shine your truth!

    Savvy


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    The Way We See The World




    All of creation has a purpose to its being.

    It charts its course towards it.


    If we are able to understand¬† the reason for life is to be…

    As it is meant to be
    We will be more tolerant and inclusive
    We will think before we speak
    We will choose to see the good and nurture the good.
    What we choose to notice presents itself in many ways
    As  the way we choose to see the world
    The world mirrors itself to us.




    See the world with wonder and awe
    Choose to respect and be responsible
    Cultivate a sense of respect gratitude.
    For the infinite abundance called life!

    Savvy





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    Dance baby dance…

    Dance Baby Dance…

    As simple as that!

    Delight the soul

    Lighten the heart.

    When you move freely

    Beyond fear and apprehensions

    Beyond self doubts & restrictions

    Beyond assumptions & judgements

    You are in tune with the spirit within.

    Stay tuned in & keep dancing!

    Savvy


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    Life & Living

    All one needs to do

    Is experience the journey

    Cos the destination

    Takes care of itself!

    Savvy


    Creativity then and now.

    It is amazing how creativity is enhanced by leaps and bounds in the age of the internet . Especially with an app ready for every possibility.

    Before the internet, drawing was a skill that was an innate gift or had to be honed by years of practical training. Back then artistry was challenging and time-consuming and most of all needed patience and dedication.

    Having developed a bit of interest in artistic pursuits I remember enrolling in courses to learn the art of embossing and decorating pots, learning the intricate art of henna on the hand as well as joining a fabric designing course at a very famous and leading fashion institute of those times which I truly enjoyed and excelled in. And I remember using the understanding to create and sell my artworks and being rewarded not only monetarily but also emotionally through the contentment of creativity becoming tangible. The course of learning and experiencing it all was truly very fascinating indeed.

    Today I draw a parallel on how one has to know how at the touch of a phone, the apps take you through the course at the speed you want, you can erase the art you create and redo at will, as often as you fancy. And most of all your drawings get texture, special effects and animation and you can even create a live 3d model for you to touch and sense!

    Technology can charm the living daylights of you indeed!

    Yet there are certain senses that are not touched upon…

    The feel of holding a brush of colour, it flowing on the paper, and at times may be in error and you working around it creatively.

    The sense of proportion in actually mixing medium and paints and getting the right shade.

    The touch of canvas or other mediums and the way it feels after the painting.

    The simple satisfaction of being able to feel connected to your artwork right through it all. It creates an intimate relationship between the art and the artist.

    To be fair Art today has evolved along the way, there is computer precision and ease of use through applications that take artmaking to infinite possibilities.

    The potential of an artist can increase leaps and bounds and endless pieces and options of colour choices can be churned out at the touch of a few keys. Everything is customisable giving the advantage to both the artist as much as the customer.

    The scope and reach of creativity through Art is definitely increasing and that is a development worth noting. Everyone can create amazing art now unlike before. And that is quite an interesting phenomenon. Knowledge is openly accessible for the user.

    In spite of the amazing advantages of technology, human emotional and creative connect is yet a challenge.

    But nevertheless, I have chanced upon apps that give a great sense & feel of creating art.

    Sharing a few of my earlier artworks.

    Savvy Raj


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    We can…

    There is always something we can learn to do…

    We can learn to be more understanding and empathetic.

    We can learn to be caring and not controlling.

    We can learn to love than be lackadaisical of another’s needs.

    We can learn to be trustful.

    We can learn to believe in evolving together.

    We can learn to see the wisdom in the challenges.

    We can learn to trade our fears for faith.

    We can learn to stop those bullying another into submission.

    We can learn to live and let live.

    No one owns us and we certainly do not own another.

    Savvy


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    Silence Speaks

    What is Silence?

    Silence is poetry in unspoken prose

    Silence is a dance in stillness to soundless music.

    Silence is a hush beyond the din.

    Silence is a projection of inner bliss.

    Silence is a prayer in its loudest form

    Silence leads and the path appears.

    Trust the lessons learned in silence.

    Savvy


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    The Magic Circle

    “My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.”
    Palacio, Wonder

    Power to the Magic Circle….

    The hug is a magic circle

    All it needs are willing arms

    And a heart full of love…

    Savvy