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

Forgive, forget and move on !!!

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

Taking risks will become a second nature !!!

Taking risk is a part of the lives of successful people. Nothing can be gained by being afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone. You can work to your fullest under pressure with adrenaline pumping in your veins. Even animals perform better under stress; the tiger chases the deer because it knows it’ll have to go hungry otherwise and the deer flees for its life.

It is out of fear of the unknown or underestimating your inner strength that you are not able to realize your true worth. Be bold, take a step forward. Go about your fears logically, make a list of what you are afraid of, think of what is the worst that can happen, what are the options available, what are the risks involved, what can possibly go wrong and then you’ll have a clear picture. Thereafter, chalk a path and stick to it. Adopt a positive attitude towards your goal or objective or job or relationship or whatever you are pursuing and you’ll find that the positive vibes enrich the environment. Once you’ve come out of such a situation you’ll have the confidence to face anything. Taking risks will become a second nature. ~Latika Teotia

Happy Valentine’s Day !!!

Most of us long for one soulful relationship which can help us to carry on with life and are disappointed when we fall short of such expectations. We get hurt when we face rejections or betrayal. On this Valentine’s Day, stop the hunt for that perfect connection with someone else and build a relationship with your own self. Make it complete and fill it with love by ignoring your short comings and your imperfections. Forgive your wrongs and give yourself all the love you expected from others. Make a promise that henceforth you won’t be hard on yourself. Never be self critical and never ever have poor self esteem about your own self. ~Latika Teotia

Love more !!! Forgive more !!!

When we love someone, their biggest mistakes appear very small and we just ignore them. Treat everyone that way- especially your immediate family as well as your close circle.

Since you love them, put the petty things out of the way. Ignore smaller issues and don’t be ready to sermonize at the drop of a hat; no one likes to be ticked off. In your own house too, it’s better to ignore small irritants like someone leaving clothes crumpled in the cupboard or not putting the sofa cushions back in place or leaving used cups on the table or not cleaning the washroom properly after themselves or not leaving the remote control in the proper place and so on. It’s better to set it right yourself rather than spoil their mood or their day by pointing out or by making them set it right.

Remember, no one is deliberately triggering you; they just don’t realize their mistakes and with the passage of time they will surely come around to what you want- give them time. Even you may be having many faults which are so obvious to others but they are not pointing it out because they love you and would rather lose out on ego than on relationship.

Love people as they are , ignore small issues and I guarantee that you’ll stay happy- as also make others happy . ~Latika Teotia

Be truthful in all your dealings !!!

There are times when we tell lies not because we want to or because it’s our second nature; we hide the truth because we don’t want to hurt or offend the other person. The cause of our dishonesty, therefore, is not our nature but our respect or love for the other person or persons. What we forget is that the basis of a good relationship is not fear but mutual trust, faith in one another and love. It’s better to be honest and speak the truth rather than hide behind a veil of lies. Sooner or later, the other person is bound to know the truth. Imagine the feelings when it is discovered that it wasn’t love but fear that was the cornerstone of your relationship. So be truthful in all your dealings with your loved ones; it’s better to suffer a temporary disappointment rather than a permanent crack on the mirror. ~Latika Teotia

The strongest relationship should be with your own self !!!

While loving and caring for someone, don’t lose your own identity. The strongest relationship should be with your own self. Losing your precious relationship does hurt a lot, but that should not make you lose yourself. Self love and self esteem should not be lost at the altar of loving others. If you feel that while  making a relationship work, you are losing yourself and hurting your soul then a good decision would be to walk out. That doesn’t make you an escapist but defines you as a wise, self loving and self respecting person. ~Latika Teotia

To fully and truly and fully appreciate life !!!

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