Love, love and more love !!!

Let’s open our hearts a little wider and make a conscious choice to be kind, caring, generous, patient, accepting, forgiving, and selfless. ~Latika Teotia

Do not lose faith when life gets tough !!!

When crisis emerge , most of us become so hard  on ourselves that we start hurting those who love and care for us the most. We get tempted to give up on our purpose. We begin to compromise on our values . We get into wrong company or relationships or else build walls around us…

It is okay for the time being to get discouraged, disillusioned or disheartened but the first thing which needs fixing is “OUR ATTITUDE” .

I know it is very difficult to remain positive and calm in such times ‘But’ we have to consciously try our best to stay strong by building faith in God. We might not be able to change our circumstances but we can for sure cooperate with God and have patience. Maybe God is rearranging our lives and it is taking us where we need to be. Let the light of our faith in the Lord be our guiding light .

Last but not the least, we should  not lose love for  our loved ones  and most of all love for ourselves. Be believing !!! ~Latika Teotia

Spread the message of love and peace !!!

I am not in favour of suppressing freedom of expression or gagging the media but I’ve been increasingly feeling that we must play down a few things. More we talk of crimes, violence, unrest and so on the more the chances that these will increase.

Take a look around you, there is so much negativity being reported that one feels that only violence, crime, unrest and so on exist in this world and that there is no peace and tranquility. The mind works in such a way that people indulge in those things that are reported and so we see all around us that crimes have increased; rapes are increasing, shootouts are frequent, news of murders and killings occupy the front page and so on. So what’s the way out?

Well, for starters at least YOU can stop spreading news of crimes, violence and so on. Your focus should be on spreading the message of love, peace, harmony, honesty, unselfishness, charity and so on. It may be a small drop but at least it’ll be a beginning.~Latika Teotia

Learn to let go and move on !!!

Anything held for a long time becomes heavy. Try holding a glass of water for a minute, ten minutes, half an hour and an hour. Though no water has been added or taken out, the weight increases progressively. Same goes with our negative thoughts. The longer you hold on to them, the heavier they’ll become till you reach a stage when negativity takes over your complete self and drives out even a small speck of positivity.

I’m reminded of the story of a small boy who always used to fight with his classmates. One day the teacher called him aside and asked why he was getting into fights with everyone. The boy told her that they started the fight not he. She asked him why he had kicked John for no apparent reason. He replied that John had kicked him before lunch time and run away; since he could get hold of him (John) in the class he took revenge. And the boy narrated several other instances of his class mates who initiated the quarrel and he had only retaliated. The wise teacher told the boy to hence forth carry a bag with a dozen potatoes in it. He was not supposed to take it off even after reaching home and could take it off only when he went off to sleep. The boy did as was asked. He didn’t find any difficulty the first day. The next day he was slightly uncomfortable but could manage it through the day. And so his discomfort increased with each passing day, later even the potatoes started rotting and left a stench. Finally when the boy couldn’t take it anymore he approached the teacher and requested her to allow him to take the bag off. When the teacher asked him the reason he told her that the bag had become very heavy and letting out a rotten smell. The teacher then drew a comparison between the bag of potatoes and his desire to take revenge. She told him that when he carried such negativity it made him turn negative and he wasn’t able to enjoy the good things because his mind, like the rotten potatoes, was always cluttered with negativity and rotten thoughts.

So, learn to let go and move on. Don’t imprison your mind with negativity. Life is meant to be lived positively full of  love  and cheer ~Latika Teotia

Are you living your best life ???

Choose, change, live and shape the life you wish to live. All that matters is your peace, happiness and a sense of fulfillment. . Don’t be bothered about what others will think or feel as they too have their own life. ~Latika Teotia

Romance/Love

Do you think that you are in love? Do you have stars in your eyes and dream of a ‘happily ever after’ phase of life? Well, that’s romance. Love is much bigger, much deeper and much more profound. I can assure you that love is tough. Love is a commitment; it’s a promise to take the good and bad times in your stride. It’s about caring and sharing. It’s about unselfishness and an attitude of ‘my family comes first, my needs, desires and comfort comes last always and every time’. It’s the ability to outlast the bad times- never to let go, come what may. That’s what love is. So when you decide to take the plunge, remove those rose tinted glasses and see the stark realities first. If you feel that you can take your partner with all the flaws, accept that things can and will go wrong and that you are strong enough to weather any kind of storm, then go ahead, take the plunge. All the very best to you. ~Latika Teotia

Never ever shut yourself off from love !!!

Sometimes love can be a lonely word which reminds you of numerous heart breaks, failed relationships and loneliness. You went through this cycle of falling in love, feeling on top of the world, the familiarity that slowly crept in which in turn gave way to differences and finally separation. Thereafter came the all too familiar flood of tears, those grief stricken moments crying on someone else’s shoulder (or crying yourself to sleep if a sympathetic friend wasn’t around), the endless hours spent in consoling yourself and so on.

Finally when the dust has settled and you are up and about, shift your focus on rebuilding your life, nurture those friendships which you had neglected, pursue your hobbies which you had put on the back burner, pay more attention to your work and spend quality time with your family. Explore the world, roam around, meet people and you never know at which corner of life you’ll come face to face with your soul connection or purpose. But never ever shut yourself off from love. All in good time you’ll finally find the love of your life.~Latika Teotia

Do what makes you happy !!!

Do what makes you happy. If you find that whatever you are doing is pleasant, makes you feel good and brings happiness to you, then believe me, it’s the right thing to do. That is the easiest, most comfortable and the best way to make your dreams come true. ~Latika Teotia

Give your time and energy to those who love you !!!

Don’t get tied down to something or someone when you know that it’s over; learn to let go and move on. There’s no point in wasting energy on someone who has decided to find happiness elsewhere. A crack has developed in the mirror of relationship and no matter what glue you use it’s not going to be the same again. Remember that you are strong, brave and beautiful so be bold enough to walk away. For every person who doesn’t value you there are scores of others who appreciate and admire you; they would be honoured to be a part of your life.  ~Latika Teotia

Nothing is more important than your own happiness and peace !!!

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