Trying to change another person is a hopeless task !!!

I have come to realize that relationships which last a lifetime are of those where we accept each other as we are; where we give each other space and freedom for growing as well as evolving. Turn your energy into living your own life and minding your own business. ~Latika Teotia

Carry out an honest self assessment !!!

We find it very difficult to break away from whatever we have been believing in. We have been put in a certain mould; it could be about your personality, your choices, your preferences, your habits and so on. It’s quite possible that some of the things you were made to believe about yourself may be incorrect but just because your teachers, friends, relatives and even your own family have made those assessments; you have started believing in them.

The result is that at times our capabilities get needlessly limited or underplayed and some of our traits are unnecessarily exaggerated. It is high time that we took a step back to carry out an honest self assessment and see where we stand. It’s quite likely that we may discover some hidden strengths and pleasantly surprise ourselves with some really good qualities that we possess. ~Latika Teotia

Go with a flow !!!

Things are changing every moment. We are destined to see as well as undergo many changes in our lives. Don’t resist anything- whether it’s pleasant or painful; undergo it with a smile on your face. If you can be happy when something pleasant happens to you (and most often you know that it’s temporary), then, there’s no reason to feel dejected when something unpleasant happens to you- because it too shall pass.~Latika Teotia

Change is inevitable !!!

Believe me nothing remains the same. Change is inevitable and is the law of nature. People grow together and fall apart only to come close to others. That’s life; accept it. ~Latika Teotia

Take a chance on change !!!

In order to remain relevant we have to keep up with the times; this may mean changing ourselves, adapting to the situation, carrying out mid course corrections and so on. At times these may forced on us and at other times these may come about by accident. Therefore, in a way, we are constantly evolving; our effort should be to evolve into a better person- better than the previous one before we decided to change. We must get rid of the extra baggage that we have been lugging around; in fact we must constantly take stock and free ourselves off what doesn’t help us evolve. Take a leap; don’t be afraid. Remember, we have nothing to lose but our own inhibitions, fears and limitations. ~Latika Teotia

Trust God and make way for a New Beginning !!!

Don’t run after people or plead with them beseeching them to return. If they leave you they were never meant to be a part of your complete journey. However difficult you may find it initially, don’t break down. Take it as a sign from God. Perhaps they were hampering your growth, perhaps they had made you so dependent that your entire world revolved around them. You must accept this change and move on .You need people in your life who are supposed to be there according to your destiny.

Keep your eyes open, someone better is coming along. Trust God !!!
~Latika Teotia

Let kindness and gentleness be your strength !!!

Life throws up all kinds of people. Some may be kind, gentle, caring and loving; others may be indifferent who live through without making any difference to this world and there yet others who are loud, demanding as well as dominating. It is the last variety that always takes others for granted; they WILL have their way even if it means trampling others and even hurting their feeling in the bargain. They are like predators- beasts of prey. They will pounce on the weak, and won’t hesitate to rip them apart, if it suits them. They sniff out the kind hearted and caring people. Don’t waste your energy in trying to mould them because, firstly, it’s very difficult to change them and secondly it’s most certainly not YOUR duty to change anyone. What you should do instead is to send out a very clear message that your kindness, your gentleness or your caring nature are NOT your weaknesses- they are your strength. This nature of yours gives you the courage and the strength to do what you do. Believe me; they do not have the courage to take you on because they are like bullies who are basically cowards at heart.  ~Latika Teotia

Never hesitate to change !!!

There’s no such thing as “good time” or “bad time” to change and its most certainly never too late to carry out mid course corrections whether in your relationship or even in your life. Once you realise that the road you have been walking on is not the right one and that it will not bring happiness, then, just change it. Don’t regret having walked this far on that road; be happy that it brought you to some place at least- to the place you now stand today. It’s an experience and you are that much wiser and that much richer from it. Now you can take a better and well thought out decision to change. Go for it.
~Latika Teotia

Are you happy with the life you are leading????

Are you happy with the life you are leading???? If the answer is no then identify the areas where change is required. I know that you have invested a lot in relationship, career and so on, but living like a zombie is also not right because you still have a life ahead of you. Take a chance, make changes, go for therapy if needed. Don’t just survive; LIVE. It is after all, a beautiful life. You are worthy of love, joy, peace and happiness. Making it beautiful is very much in your hands and you can do it. My prayers and best wishes. ~ Latika Teotia

Every step counts !!!

It’s strange how we tend to underestimate the power of small steps and think that they are not at all useful or effectual; instead we use them as a pretext to freeze. Remember every step counts- even the longest journey begins with the first step. So go ahead take those baby steps and you never know they may bring about the much needed change your life. ~Latika Teotia