Unless you risk and break free of the bars that hold you caged you won’t gain something which can take you to even greater heights. Gather all the courage; dare yourself to challenge the limits and cross the threshold of fear as well as anxiety- something better awaits you at the other end. Those who wait for fruits to fall wait longer than those who pluck it off the tree. ~Latika Teotia
Don’t be tense about trying to show your better self; never be in a hurry to change in order to please others. Just live your life the way you want to. In our anxiety to do our best we’re always trying to be perfect. Banish the thought!! No one’s perfect, we all have our flaws; some defects show up, others are obvious and there are some imperfections which remain hidden. What matters at the end of the day is whether you lived life on your own terms or were you always looking over your shoulder for approval or appreciation. ~Latika Teotia
Negative thoughts harm not only your physical self but also your spiritual one. They are like acid and leave behind tiredness and weariness. More the negative thoughts more listless and exhausted you’ll feel. So shut the door to negativity; instead put yourself in God’s care; He’ll gently hold your hand and firmly guide you in all your endeavors. Trust God and have faith in Him.
So caught up are we in our daily chores, our worries, anxieties, tensions and problems that we hardly notice the magnificence and splendor around us. Make a very conscious effort to see something beautiful around you; just gazing at small beauties fills us with peace. Unless we do that we’ll continue to be caught in this web of anxiety. There is so much joy to be seen in the antics of children as they go about playing unmindful of the people around them. An excited dog on a leash dragging its owner, the crazy jump of a monkey from one tree to another, squirrels playing hooky pokey trying to dodge the prying eyes of human beings are all out there for you to enjoy. Just put the pause button on your routine, take time off to stand and notice; you’ll be filled with so much joy and peace. So start taking delight in little things and appreciate small blessings. ~Latika Teotia
O Lord! May we always feel your presence around us. Make us strong so that we don’t fumble and tumble. Give us the serenity to pray before we fret and lose sleep over anything. Fill us with purity of heart so that we don’t think ill of others. Give us tranquility to listen before we speak. Give us the courage to stand up for what is right. May we always have compassion for those not so lucky. May we have enough to give in charity. And above all do not forsake us, O Lord…