Wednesday, 31 December 2014

"Journey 2014"

Hello everyone today is the last day of 2014 and this will be my last blog of this year 2014. Now that the New Year 2015 is just a few hours away, let me write and share about my year 2014 with you all.

2014... Wow, what a year it has been! ♥
Exactly just a year before this day, I wrote about my year 2013 on Facebook and now I am writing it all as a 'Journey' in this beautiful blog of mine. By the way, I still can't believe how quickly the year 2014 is flying by. It felt just like yesterday that we were celebrating the beginning of 2014 and now, here we are again ready to welcome a new year which is about to begin in just a few hours from now. Time moves so swiftly and elegantly that it's so easy to lose a track of it. This year just came and is vanishing so fast just like a blink of an eye. And now, it's almost the end of this another amazing & lovely year, well I won't call it a year this time rather I will prefer to call it as a "Journey 2014" most probably because life is all about a journey and we have to live & enjoy this beautiful journey of life to the fullest without worrying about the prior destination. The only destination we can be sure of is of death. So, why to spend our life, our precious time in just worrying about this so-called destination. Rather we should focus on spending this precious time of our's on living this beautiful journey and enjoying it to the fullest. So that when we look back at our journey's end of time or just before arriving at our destination we should be able to say everyone with a big smile that - "Yes! Dang, I lived it. I lived my journey, my dream, my life and I am so happy".

If you are reading this, I want to take you all to my beautiful and lovely "Journey 2014". I must admit that this time also again, I had many new amazing memories created during this "Journey 2014" which I want to share with you all lovely people. So, here it starts...

Here are the highlights of my "Journey 2014" in no particular order:

  • I turned 20.
  • I was the best friend, son, brother, etc. whatever I could be.
  • I saw my mother and father a very lot and I am happy that I spent quality time with my family every chance I could get especially because they are the people whom I always care about and love the most.
  • I had much more happy days than bad days, many more good days than bad days during this "Journey 2014".
  • I grew and walked through so much pain & fear.
  • I must confess that not only I grew but my heart, my confidence, my appreciation and my life started to grow all in a very positive way.
  • I learned to trust God and myself a very lot.
  • I found my own center and I learned to love being alone & enjoy my own company.
  • I have everything I could possibly need or want.
  • I saw and felt my dreams/resolutions come true.
  • Dreams like living my lifelong passion - the dance life, starting to write my own blogs, getting my own DSLR camera Canon 600D as a pre-birthday gift from my parents which I wanted since a year and so. And now it's not just a camera for me but it's my love because of which I've started doing something I always wanted to do because of the love for dance - start a photography. Yes, Photography is my new love and it's something that I love to do apart from dancing & writing.
  • I got to do so many amazing things in this "journey 2014". I traveled to so many different places and explored with my love Canon 600D, friends & family and so much more.

In this "Journey 2014" I made some friends. Some have come & gone. Some of them have stayed and are always there for me. And now I know who my true & real friends are. I guess even you to know who you are and whom I am talking about.
And most importantly, I’ve learned so many valuable things about life from this "Journey 2014".

And I just want to say Thank you, Thank you.
Thank you endlessly for the beats & love that lies in my heart,
The people in my life,
The journey unfolding before me,
My relationship with God,
And the Journey ahead that I hold in my little hands right in front of my eyes.

There is so much more I need to be thankful for, one of them is getting through this another year; Oh, I mean another journey. There was so much that happened in this "Journey 2014". But I feel, that's about it for now. Right now, I really can’t think of anything else because I want to live these last few hours of last day of "Journey 2014" at the fullest to make it count.

Finally, I’d like to end of "Journey 2014" by saying thank you to the creator of this life - God and my Mom & Dad. And big thanks to my readers, fans, followers, supporters, my family, and friends. You all hold a special place in my heart and I will continue to do what I love in this new "Journey 2015".

The New Year 2015 is right around the corner. So let's do it again this coming year and capitalize everything! There is so much I want to accomplish and achieve in "Journey 2015" and I have created a personal bucket list of goals to attain & so much more. In the blogs coming in future, everyone will eventually find out and come to know what they are. But for now, it is something that is so personal to me until I post my journey of it all in the coming year 2015. So be sure to stay on the lookout and keep checking back all my blogs to see it all unfold.

All in, I am so excited for another year oops something that I love to call another "journey" filled with lots of dancing, photography, blogging/writing, pursuing my dreams and so much more.

Here's wishing all, 2015 to be a great year filled with love, happiness & peace. Have a great Happy New Year 2015. All the very best. May all your dreams & wishes come true and hopefully, 2015 will be a beautiful year for all of us.
See you all next year in 2015!
And "Journey 2015" will be much, much, much better!!!

Thanks for reading! God bless!

And, Here is to the New Beginnings...
Cheers!

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RON) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

EXAMS - “Simply, NO USE!”

EXAMS - The word itself which defines boredom, cheating, fear, stress, headache, measuring competency, failure, brain damage and sometimes even death. What’s the use of it?


Exams are so boring, stressful and at times they are irritating as hell.
During exams, we just sit at one place and whole day study, study, and study.
We waste the precious time of our life while preparing and studying for these so-called Exams.
Only the god knows what we are giving these exams for?

Just a couple of weeks before I gave my Bsc IT 3rd semester exams. So, during the preparation and the study process, there was something deep related to it I was wondering. As usual, I was sitting on my study table having IT books open in front of me and was studying & trying to memorize all the answers. Besides the book I had a bottle filled with water which I used at times to flush away all my boredness and to feel fresh. And within some amount of time, I finished memorizing some of my answers. During the time I was bored. So, I sipped some water and I took my earphones on, connected them to a mobile and plugged it in my ears with some of my favorite songs playing it. To be honest, I went into my trance. All I was feeling was myself and thinking about my exams to get over with it.

There were so many questions that were flowing through my Crazy Mind that time which I want to share with you all. The questions which each and every student can relate to life. The questions like:-
For what I am giving these exams for?
Why do these exams even exist & what’s the use of it?
What’s the point of wasting our precious time in studying for these so-called exams?
How many exams I have to keep on giving my whole student life?
And many such related questions…!

In today’s generation, exams are there but only for the sake of scoring marks and they are mainly used as the means of measuring competency. To be more specific, Exams doesn’t really test our intelligence, it just tests our memory these days. I mean no one wants to see the quality of the student. You know what, it’s very easy and simple to mug up everything and then score marks in the exam paper. But what about the real life, the real world; exams don’t prepare us for that!

And the biggest problem that comes along with exams is the marks system. For instance, if I scored one mark or one percent more than my friend, so does that mean that I am better than my friend and he is not good at all? I mean why to judge anyone’s smartness on the basis of marks we get. To go more in depth… The marks which we score in exams doesn’t make us stand ahead in our life, what really matters is our knowledge and the self-education which counts the most.

To all the people who are living or have lived the student life, the questions I need to ask you all is:-
How many answers, syllabus, theorems, maths problems and the value of ‘ x’ did you all studied and memorized just for the sake of exams and never to use them in life again?
How much amount of precious time and countless hours of life did you all waste just preparing and studying for the exams?
How many times you all did remember something 5 minutes earlier just before the final bell rings or just after the teacher said stop writing?
How many First Class and A grades did you all score which was never asked for when you were applying for a particular job?

Above all, a big question that we need to ask our own self is:-
Why do we give Exams…?
Do we become more knowledgeable?
No!
Do our memory increases?
Hell No!
Does our life become easy?
Not at all!
Can we bring a change in the world by giving exams?
A big No!

So Why, Why, Why?
What’s the point or reason of wasting the precious time of our life to give these so-called exams?

I believe that we all have some amount of special talent, some abilities, ambitions, and dreams. So why the classroom full of different individuals are tested by the same means through conducting these so-called exams? I admit that I am not against the EDUCATION; I am only against these so-called exams! I feel Education is something that has the supernatural power in itself that one can use to change the world. By conducting these so-called exams, I don’t think it will be helpful to bring a change. Also, I feel that our whole life is an education in itself; so why restrict it to a classroom and test us through the means of exams & then judge by the marks we get.

EXAMS and MARKS should STOP!!!

There’s a question which I want to ask the creator or inventor of these exams…
“Are exams the only way to check on our study skills or the motive for study? Can’t there be a better method or a better way related to achieving that?”

If I talk about myself, I don’t care about this Memory Game also known as Exams. For me, the biggest exam in life is the ‘EXAM OF LIFE’..! And, I hope that I will pass by a distinction someday!

No offense!
Peace RON! :)

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RON) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Sunday, 7 September 2014

DANCE SAVED MY LIFE | WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT DANCE?


DANCE, to me, is the meaning of life.
It is the air I breathe.
It is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
I feel that my life has become something special because of dance.

As I mentioned earlier, my mind is crazy. Certainly, it is. Seriously because this time my CRAZY MIND just tried to think - WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT DANCE?
To be honest, I have no idea. I can’t imagine my life without dance.

When I dance I feel like I am free and I can do anything. I am into my own world, my own crazy world when I dance. And when I do not dance, I feel empty. Yes, you read that right - without dance, I feel lost and unsure of who I am.
People always ask me, “Why do you dance?”
I reply saying, “I dance because I love dancing. It’s so much fun. I just do, and I do it for myself. Dance is the only thing that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else. I believe that every person has a hidden dancer inside. So why not, let it out!”

Whenever I feel dull, low or not in the mood, the DANCE makes it much easier for me. Well, this is the ALCHEMY OF DANCE I guess. Also, when I feel like I have nowhere to turn to or no one to talk to; I always knew I shall dance. Dance is my PASSION and my LOVE! Yes, it’s my very first love. Love, at first sight, you can say! :D

The feeling of FREE,
The feeling of HAPPY and CONTENT,
The feeling of JOYOUS and COMPLETE,
The feeling of PEACE,
FROM WHERE I WILL GET THIS ALL…!

The SMILE on my face every day,
The LOVE beneath my heart,
The PURPOSE to enjoy life and live to the fullest,
The BLOG I am writing…

The PEOPLE I have in life,
The CONFIDENCE in me,
The reason I am ALIVE,
And the reason I love MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE…
IS ALL BECAUSE OF DANCE…!

Seriously, WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT DANCE…!
I love you dance so very much. You have always made me feel so special.
I have realised that there’s something magical & special in me; there’s this deep inner calling or some purpose. I can feel that but don’t know what exactly it is. This feeling is the feel that I love the most.

Dear dance, I am so glad that you found me because honestly, I have no idea what my life would be like without you.
Thank you so much for always being there for me through my good times and bad, through my happy times and sad.
Thank you for always giving me the extra push I need in life.
And most of all, thank you so much for making so many ordinary moments, extraordinary.
Above all, a big thank you hug and kiss to the creator - GOD and my MOM & DAD for this beautiful life. I am so blessed that’s all I can say.

Dance has made me who I am today. Without dance, I don’t think I’d be half the person I am today.
I must admit – If I didn’t dance, I’d probably be a really boring person and my life would be a boring life without dance.
I believe that “DANCE HAS SAVED MY LIFE”.

SO, IF YOU DANCE, KEEP DANCING.
AND IF YOU DON’T DANCE, START DANCING! :)

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RON) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

WHO AM I?


LIFE is an eternal quest about knowing oneself.
If you don’t know who you are, life is impossible to live.

Every day, Every night,
My CRAZY MIND questions myself - WHO AM I?
Yes, you read that right. My mind is crazy and I have named it as 'CRAZY MIND'. This may sound a little weird, I know, but I love the word weird.

We, humans, are the most beautiful creations ever by God. Our human heart is where our true self (inner self) resides and intuition lies. It’s the source of that little inner voice that guides us in life if we let it. And our human head/mind is where the analysis, logic, ideas, thoughts, fear and that CRAZY MIND thinking resides. So, I guess from that crazy mind thinking only where this weird question “WHO AM I?” creeps me every day, every night.

At least once in a lifetime, there comes a time in our life where we’re not quite sure of who we are, what we are doing, where we are going, etc. We think everything’s good, but it’s not good at all… Then one day we wake up and we can’t even picture our self in the situation we’re in. But the secret is, if we can picture ourselves doing anything we truly love in life, that’s when we find our true self.

I am sure most of you can relate to this. When there’s a really big decision to be made in our life we often feel confused, we feel like we are being pulled in multiple directions. Our head tells us to do one thing whereas our heart tells us something else. To be more specific, our head tells us to do things only according to the choices of the situations but our heart tells us to do what is best for us and for life.

So, if you ever come across this situation in your life - Take a deep breath, place your hand on your heart and clear your mind of those crazy thoughts. This is how you can find your true self, your purpose, and your life. There’s a reason why God has given this beautiful life to you and there’s always a reason why you’re alive.

So, don’t be fooled by your head.
Listen to your heart, not your head.
Because… all beautiful things start from the heart and all bad things start from the mind.
So, never ever let the mind rule your heart. Let the heart rule your mind.

If you haven’t realized yet, this time I have got your crazy mind running without even answering WHO AM I?

So let’s get started… WHO AM I?

I am Ronak Datta Sawant.
(Nicknamed RON).

As you may or may not know I’m generally a pretty light-hearted, easy-going, fun-loving person, who likes to smile, dance, enjoy life and live to the fullest.

I love the number 16.

I am a Dancer, Performer, Artist and that is all I know.

Also, I must admit that I am not perfect.

For a living, I am pursuing/studying a B.Sc IT degree but to stay alive, I Dance.

I shall keep writing and sharing my CRAZY MIND consistently with you for I feel that by doing so I am talking to myself first and then you.

I welcome you all to my journey of life. I'm so excited and I know this is just the beginning!

I shall stay in touch. And, I hope to see you here again soon.

Thanks for reading! God bless!

Peace RON! :)

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RON) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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