The most unexpected turn in your life’s journey at times becomes the defining moment when a beautiful part of your life actually begins. That meeting with a complete stranger on a train journey; that quarrel when you suddenly caught a glimpse of the ugly side of the other person’s character; that sudden inspiration to try something and so many other such events happen for a reason. You never know when it’s your ‘Eureka’ moment. So treat every moment with reverence. ~Latika Teotia
As long as we expect something from others we won’t be able to find peace and happiness. This is especially true of relationships. If you expect that the other person will complete you and help you attain the next level of evolution, then, think again. Rework your expectations, hopes and aspirations. Expect 100% from your own self and nothing from others- what you get from them is a bonus and should be treated as such. ~Latika Teotia
Don’t tie yourself to moments or days in the near or not so near future- don’t make promises to yourself that you will start a new phase of your life on 1st January by drawing up a long list of New Year’s resolutions or wait for Valentine’s Day to express your love or feel upset if your partner forgets it or your anniversary or birthday or any other date. Every day is a good day and life is not defined by dates but by events or happenings. Relationships and events are more important than dates and rituals. ~Latika Teotia
You appear to have been so caught up in trying to please others that you’ve forgotten your own self. By leading this kind of an existence, you’ve surrendered the real you to other people’s impulses and extinguished a better part of your personality. Wake up! Recognize the real you and get ready to live the life which pleases you. ~Latika Teotia
You don’t have to be apologetic about your life nor are you supposed to look over your shoulder for someone else’s approval about how you should live. This is YOUR life; feel free to choose your style, your friends and how you wish to live. You don’t have to change yourself just to suit someone else’s needs.
Let them know that you are flexible but you have a spine; let no one trample over you- no matter how close (that person may be). If a relationship isn’t working, just walk out; let the other person know that you have moved on. Someone better will come along sooner or later, someone who’ll love you unconditionally- have the patience to wait and till then enjoy being single. It’s your life let no one dictate your actions or directions. ~Latika Teotia
You live only once so make the most of it. Don’t slog so hard that work becomes your life; instead enjoy your work and set limits or boundaries, don’t cross them. Similarly love, but do that to make yourself happy, love for a life of fulfillment, love if it makes you ‘complete’ love because you ‘want’ to and not because you ‘have’ to; it’ll be a big mistake if you love out of compulsion or to please someone or because someone wants you to. Dream and fulfill them; set achievable goals.
Don’t live in utopia, be grounded to reality; strike a balance between what you want and what you can achieve- whether it’s work or relationship or anything else. This will lead to a sense of satisfaction and avoid frustration. Don’t cling on to something which has ceased to be yours- whether it’s a failed relationship or work or anything else- learn to let go; if it’s giving you tensions or is a drag on your happiness, it’s best to get rid of it at the earliest. Nothing is more important than your own happiness. It may be difficult initially but with the passage of time you’ll find that it was the best option. ~Latika Teotia
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.
Life is meant to be lived to the fullest and everything should be taken as it comes. There is nothing mysterious about it nor is it a riddle; learn to understand it and make the most of it. It’s your life, why should you be scared or be afraid of it? ~Latika Teotia
It is not a sign of weakness to forgive, forget and move on. On the contrary it shows our strength and our character. It is not worth the time, effort and energy to hold on when things go beyond a certain point, and it’s a waste of time to brood . I know ,the decision to forgive, forget and permanently break ties is a tough one and is easier said than done, but it’s the best one . Therefore, be brave and take the plunge- you have only your problems and tensions to lose. The future will be bright; at least it will be better, brighter and happier than the one you are presently in. ~Latika Teotia
We are greedy by nature and are not content with what we have; we fail to recognize our blessings and are forever hankering for more (some mistakenly call it ambition). It is only when we have nothing that we appreciate and value everything big or small; we become happy at even the smallest change in our fortunes.
We should remain content with whatever material wealth we possess and not close our eyes to the real riches that life has given us. Count your blessings. Lead a life of piety, of kindness, of empathy, of compassion and a life filled with love for ourselves as well as others. These are our true assets- our real treasures.
How people remember us behind our back while we are living and after we have passed on is the true wealth that we accumulate during our lives. So, try to leave a good legacy before that final adieu. ~Latika Teotia