Sometimes in our exuberance we overstep ourselves. Someone may be passing through a difficult time and no sooner do they start talking about their problems than we interrupt them with quick fix solutions. We couldn’t be more wrong in our approach. Perhaps all that the other person wants is to unwind and just talk. Nothing more. People want to be assured that you’ll be there when they need you. Right now all they want you to do is to sympathetically lend your ear! It is always advisable to be a good listener. ~Latika Teotia
You don’t have to be too harsh on yourself when things go wrong and punish yourself for every mistake- in fact I feel that you don’t need to chastise yourself at all. When we condemn or castigate ourselves for any folly, we are letting loose an air of negativity- punishments have this uncanny trait of lowering the morale and bringing gloom all around. So, it’s okay to commit mistakes- we all do- learn from them and move ahead. ~Latika Teotia
Be kind to others; show that you care. But by being kind I don’t mean that you get used, that you get trampled all over and in the end there’s not very much left of your original self. Set limits and be firm about them. You can be pleasant, kind, caring and all that yet have your own space. Never look down on someone, give them the respect they deserve. How you treat others, especially those who are less fortunate or can’t repay, defines you and shows your true character. ~Latika Teotia
We are always in conflict with our own selves. There are two kinds of voices within all of us- the voice of love, empathy, compassion, reason, care for others and so on while the other one is of selfishness, greed, mistrust, jealousy, fear, anxiety and so on. The first voice is benevolent, kind, trusting, and benign; it can be related to our higher selves and puts us at ease. The other one is full of anxiety, distrust and fear; it relates to our lower selves and will never allow us to be at peace.
God created us in His own image, so we have no right to let Him down. Live a life full of care, empathy and compassion. Do not compare yourself with others, nor should you be overly concerned about what others might think of you or bother yourself if others are doing better than you. Just do what your conscience dictates to you; listen to the first voice and live a life of goodness.
O God keep me motivated enough to spread loving vibrations, magnanimous enough to ignore small stuff and tender enough to understand others better.~Latika Teotia
Love is all encompassing. It conquers all, even the most hard hearted. If you want an enriched life then learn to be kind and gentle. Learn to spread love and joy. If you want to lead a carefree life, then free yourself from this web- of self constructed walls and unnecessary rules- that you have woven around yourself. ~Latika Teotia
To fully and truly and fully appreciate life and its various facets you must see them with an open mind. If you start analyzing everything, you’ll end up leading an incomplete life with lots of missing pieces.
If you try to weigh charity with money you’ll never be able to feel the true satisfaction of giving.
If you try to measure relationship on usefulness template, you’ll never be able to comprehend the trust, love and bonding that relationship encompasses.
If you try to calculate friendship from the angle of profit loss you’ll never be able to understand the meaning of friendship and sacrifice.
Live life through the prism of your heart and not under the cold gaze of your cold calculative mind. Some things are absolutely priceless, don’t try to put a price tag on them. ~Latika Teotia
Leave the world a better place than the one you came into. Crying you came into this world but leave it with a smile having done your part well. Life is a journey with a very definite conclusion; birth at one end and death at the other.
Spend the time in between fruitfully and leave your mark on the sands of time.
Lead a life of love, compassion and kindness. Shower empathy and benevolence. Help, heal and spread happiness. Don’t hurt or harm anyone knowingly or willfully. This is what will bring tremendous satisfaction. Because in the end all that matters is how you lived and whether you were able to achieve your purpose. ~Latika Teotia
I believe that when you help heal the hurt and try to spread happiness, God showers loads of Blessings on you. Stay Blessed. ~Latika Teotia
We are all trying very hard to be kind, considerate and compassionate. How much we succeed depends on which side of the table we are on. What we feel is our best foot forward may appear to be uncaring to others. So before forming opinions look within and grant people grace. As it is life is pretty difficult for us . No one really purposely wants to trouble or hurt anybody. ~Latika Teotia