Savvy Raj in Life and living, Publishers & Bloggers, Social Media Member • International Dance Council UNESCO Sep 14, 2017 · 2 min read · 1.8K

Are you ok?

Are you ok?

Three words that can mean so much

To share a little supportive care as such 

In our daily working & striving

As we carry on with life and living.

Following our paths with blase indifference

Rushing through, an unforeseen negligence 

Often assume, there is no issue

But if we care to notice and keenly view...

Behind that strained smile and tired eyes

Erratic movements, the lows and highs...

There is always more than meet the eye

There is always a tear behind an overt smile

There is always hurt behind overt humour

There is always a lurking grief in the lack of love.

3 simple word could make a difference

3 simple could assure another

3 simple words could bring hope in despair

3 simple words could change a life

This world is busy, with no time to spare

People living nonchalantly without a care

I, me and myself seems here to stay.

Unless we find in our hearts to live in a more caring way.

ARE YOU OK? Care to ask another

Strive to thrive with one another

And you will hear the truth by far

There is no use rushing on, we are all on par.

Savvy Raj 


The title of this poem is inspired by

@ Lance Scoular's very relevant post that speaks for Suicide Prevention and the thoughts seeded from the very reflective post recently by @ Fatima Williams instilling self-worth in times of lost esteems lost hopes and lost battles.

A topic many refuse to confront as it is too sensitive to deal with. But its prevalence and increasing numbers only show the need for empathy consciousness in today's world.

A little sensitivity and empathy can go along way in prevention of widespread negligence by society on such issues.

A few musings...

Even writers and artists of all fields are categorised as hard-nosed focussed and practical business-driven... hence successful or the rest who are supposedly impractical, quirky,  are sensitive, emotional by nature,   sentimentalists with empathy consciousness hence not too touted for success in the mainstream.

 This categorisation happens amongst all walks of life. Amongst many so-called professionals in every sphere, there is this distinct elevated difference that seems like they have it all figured.  But reality often presents a different picture.

We often we find that the pinnacle of success is a perfect place for a downfall. No one is taught the way down after a climb.  In a society that values only the successful, that often teaches to work one's way to the top by  overt competition, ambition and promotes the need to prove, sadly there is no one to catch you when you fall or no one to hold your hand if you slip and definitely no learnings in place for support and follow up care in case of a miss.  You are left to fend for yourself until u can find a place for yourself under the sun. 

Although the world is on one side recognising multiple intelligences yet the assumption still remains that all can work with the same rules of the game. 

It is what is unique in you that truly matters. Keep knowing you matter as you are.

The world is busy all the time, to realise the significance of contribution by these so-called sensitive and caring people who can find in themselves the time to ask another... Are you ok? 

Savvy Raj

  🐝 Fatima G. Williams    Lance 🐝 Scoular you are both mentioned in this buzz. 

Here are their very relevant buzz links.

Is suicide the only way? You are worth more than what the system requires of you!

R U OK? 3 words for Suicide Prevention

About the Author:

Ms Savvy Raj is a Dance Educator and Corporate Wellness Trainer she conducts workshops in Social Dances, Holistic Well Being as well as Personal Effectiveness. She is a Member of the International Dance Council UNESCO the official worldwide organization for all forms of dance.

She is a certified adult trainer who uses the creative medium of dance towards bringing empathy awareness in her students.

Using International Social dance forms and a variety of improvisational techniques as well as creative movement exercises she brings forth the human connection in it all. Working towards the development of an individual through dance applications and nurturing in the learners an enthusiasm to see and live life lovingly.

Savvy is also Certified Graphologist who pursues this as a hobby in her spare time along with a passion for writing, painting, poetry, drawing, sketching and designing

Savvy Raj Sep 16, 2017 · #31

Yes indeed!@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Thank you for highlighting this .

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beauty = uniqueness of every person

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Savvy Raj Sep 15, 2017 · #29

#28 Thankfully there are people who believe .... Courtesy and care will never go out of style .

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Mohammed A. Jawad Sep 15, 2017 · #28

Simple courtesies speak one's character!

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Savvy Raj Sep 15, 2017 · #27

Good to know so! Thank you @Pascal Derrien

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Pascal Derrien Sep 15, 2017 · #26

I am OK thanks for asking Savvy :-) and I will stop there because you said it all :-)

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Savvy Raj Sep 15, 2017 · #25

#17 @ Deb Lange @Fatima Williams . You speak my heart here ....have often felt that the dignity of being succumbs in the pressures of the so called equality ... There is much at stake ... mothering and nurturing has yet to receive the value it truly deserves irrespective of the fact that it is the most important reason behind a better human being a better nation and thus better life and living in the future both professionally and personally affecting us all.

I must mention here ... one of your writing on you and your mother..." On this day ...a choice" which stayed with me and feel it very relevant to this topic... i share those few lines here...

"We put our arms around each other gently and hugged, tears rolled down my cheeks, tears rolled down her cheeks, years of tension released from every cell in my body. One by one a slow, gradual and easy release of emotion stored in my being dripped away. I felt years younger. I felt softer. I created a new open space in my being to be different."

Taking a single step to express the care goes such a long long way.

Thankfully we have hopefully crossed a certain understanding in conscious empathy in time and that may provide a respite but we truly have a long way to travel . Just that the world needs more care in this now as much as in the future .

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