Down play the problems !!!

I am content with my life and the journey so far. God has been kind, He has taught me to count my Blessings and, as far as possible, . Who doesn’t have problems? Life’s journey is full of ups and downs- no one is an exception. How you handle yourself when life throws a punch at you and how grateful you are when you are riding on a high is what matters.
Learn lessons from everything- including, and especially, adversity. Notice those beautiful moments, learn to enjoy a beautiful sunrise with a cup of freshly brewed coffee sitting on the patio or the music of the birds chirping in your backyard or the flight of birds on a clear cloudless day when all is still or the hug of a close friend. Learn to open up and notice things around you. Miracles are happening all around you. Reach out to those in need. If you can be of some help to even one person or if you can make a difference in the life of someone you are living a soulful life.

Refuse to give up or give in !!!

Never treat failure as final and don’t think that it’s the end of the road. Take lessons from it and learn. Failure is also a step towards success- provided you take it in the right spirit. Instead of brooding over what’s happened and losing sleep as well as peace of mind, learn to rise and come out even better.

You will have setbacks; that’s a part of life. It could be death of a close one, a mishap, a rejection, a breakup and so on; these are mere distraction or interruptions nothing more. Take them as just a small deviation from your chosen path; and don’t give up or give in.

This world is replete with examples of people who have risen from repeated failures or started very late in life. The one thing that is common in all such cases is, they had the desire to succeed and just refused to give up or give in. So have the will to rise and the courage to face all situations. ~Latika Teotia

Brooding harms !!!

Brooding over failures as well as depressing events of the past have a negative and crippling effect on our future because it prevents us from moving forward. So, make a conscious decision to not give any energy to it. Playing the victim only harms you, stop doing that, instead make a new beginning. ~Latika Teotia

Live according to your own values !!!

If you get influenced by opinions and criticisms of others and start living accordingly then you have somewhere lost your identity. Though you may achieve a lot of success, appreciation and temporary happiness but it won’t last a long time; your soul will demand to be its original self. Don’t you think it’s better to live according to your own values and beliefs rather than being a copy paste or live a life what others want you to? It may not look that appealing from outside but it won’t haunt your soul. Yes you can work doubly hard to make an improvement and be what you admire. So be the best of yourself and always live according to your values and beliefs. ~Latika Teotia

Learn ! Deal ! Heal !

When stuck in grim situations you have two very clear choices- either search for solutions or make excuses. What becomes of you thereafter is entirely of your own making. Life is not fair and will throw unexpected punches at you; it’ll shock you once in a while and knock your breath out with solid blows; how you react is entirely up to you. You must not remain lying flat on the ground, because you are not defeated when you get knocked out, but you are, when you refuse to get up. So get up and accept life’s challenges. Not only will you succeed but you will also be confident of facing all situations in future.
~Latika Teotia

Are you weary ?

There are days in our lives when nothing seems to be going right and we get so dejected that we just want to give up. No amount of coaxing, cajoling or self motivation seems to work. Nothing seems to inspire us. It seems that the very air has gone out of our balloon and we sit there deflated, depressed and crestfallen. Don’t fret; such things do happen.

Such moments should be taken in our stride; utilize this time to recount your achievements and also to plan ahead. Before you know, such moments or days will pass and the sun will shine brightly once again. ~Latika Teotia

Learn !!! Evolve !!!

Every achievement, disappointment, up, down, calamity, misfortune, oversight, betrayal, adversity teaches us lessons. The important thing is learning, evolving and doing better for ourselves as well as the people we are living for. It’s okay to commit mistakes, to fail, to fall, to fumble and tumble but it’s not okay not to learn or to repeat the same mistakes. ~Latika Teotia

Step Up !!! Forgive !!!

When we get hurt or jilted or have been the victim of something, the first reaction is to seek revenge. We get so blinded by our anger that we forget that the Lord had said that vengeance was His. We forget that forgiveness brings better peace than does revenge. Why poison someone when you can do the same thing with sweetness? I will narrate a small story to illustrate my point.

A farmer had a neighbour who was a hunter and who owned ferocious but poorly trained hunting dogs. They frequently jumped the fence and chased the farmer’s lambs. The farmer asked his neighbour to keep his dogs in check, but it fell on deaf ears.
One day the dogs jumped the fence and attacked the lambs severely injuring several of them in the process. The farmer had had enough, and went to the town to complain. The wise judge listened patiently to his woes and then said, “I can punish the hunter and instruct him to keep his dogs chained or lock them up. But you would lose a friend and gain an enemy. Which would you rather have, friend or foe for a neighbour?” The farmer replied that he preferred a friend.
“Alright, I will offer you a solution that will keep your lambs safe and will also help in keeping your neighbour a friend.” He heard the judge’s solution and agreed to give it a try.
Next day he took two of his best lambs and presented them to his neighbour’s two small sons. Naturally, they were thrilled with joy and began to play with them. To protect his sons’ newly acquired playthings, the hunter built a strong kennel for his dogs. Since then, the dogs never again bothered the farmer’s lambs. Out of gratitude for the farmer’s generosity toward his sons, the hunter often shared with the farmer the game he had hunted. The farmer too reciprocated by sending the hunter cheese whenever he used to make it. This way, within a short time, the neighbours became good friends.

It is said that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. It pays to forgive, forget and move on. So keep your temper in control, overcome your desire for vengeance and free yourself from a self created prison.
~Latika Teotia

Simple Life Rules To Live By !!!

  1. You are unique; so don’t change yourself or lose your identity just because others want you to.
  2. Don’t spoil your present for the sake of the future. You have no idea what it’ll unfold.
  3. When life gives you a painful punch, learn to rise and fight back.
  4. While taking a decision- whether pleasant or painful- make sure you won’t regret it later.
  5. We human beings have no logical explanation for what happens or why; so leave it at that and don’t stress yourself out seeking answers.
  6. Life is short as well as unpredictable; live it to its fullest and have no regrets later. The time to do is now; not later or tomorrow or some other time because you neither know nor can you guarantee what’ll happen the next moment. So why bother about what the future? Trust God and live your life to its fullest.
    ~Latika Teotia

Every feeling of yours is important !!!

Don’t suppress your feelings and don’t brush them aside as insignificant or inconsequential. If you trivialize your own feelings then you are doing yourself a great disservice because you and your feelings do make a difference- at least to your own self if not to your close circle. If something has caused you anguish you must not allow it to fester. Every feeling of yours is important and should be given due consideration. ~Latika Teotia