Don’t just go around,wishing and wanting. Open your eyes to what a beautiful life has been gifted to you. Don’t move around blinded by the veil of your desires just because society wants you to get into the “more-better-best” race. Sit back and start counting all the gifts and blessings you have been given. Appreciate more. With an appreciating heart, for what you have ,even if you don’t get more, you will still be at peace. ~Latika Teotia
If you are feeling demotivated ,down and depressed about all the things you want but haven’t got, start thinking about all the things you don’t want and haven’t got. You see there is a positive sight to everything in life.
Just compare your circumstances against what they might have been and you will become aware that no matter how bad things are they could have been worse,and then you will be grateful they aren’t.
“Giving is a game in which everybody wins.”Why I say this is because when you do something nice or help someone unconditionally, the brain is flooded with serotonin ,the feel good chemical that helps to energize you. That’s why you feel happy when you share your gifts.If you notice the successful people are the ones who share their gifts without holding them back. By sharing with their colleagues,they create a powerful network of people who trust and support them. I won’t be wrong in saying that you can enjoy a living only by how much you give. So beautifully written by Harold Abbott~
“Do something for somebody gladly;
It will sweeten your every care.
In sharing the sorrows of others,
Your own are less hard to bear.”
Most of the times, whatever happens to you is beyond your control, you cannot do much about it, but how you react or respond to it is very much in your domain and you can certainly control it.
Your child spills a glass of milk on your best dress when you are about to go for an important appointment is beyond your control but how you react to it is very much in your control. If you scream, shout, rebuke and kick up a fuss you have only worsened the situation, because, in all probability your child may burst into uncontrollable sobs and you may wind up getting delayed or miss the appointment altogether.
On the other hand, if you realise that it’s better to mollify the child, go upstairs and change into a fresh set of clothes you may retain the peace. People can and will be rude to you at times.Whether you react angrily and keep it in your heart, brooding over it or decide to side step is entirely up to you.
Yes, you may point out the behaviour in gentle but firm language and ensure that they don’t cross the line, but picking up a fight, reacting similarly or keeping a grudge in your heart will not help matters and you will be only harming yourself. So always act, don’t react and worsen things. ~Latika Teotia
Manipulators make you feel down, depressed, dejected, sad, gloomy and miserable. They make you feel as if you have some very serious mental issues. If, you are surrounded by such people then remember that there is nothing wrong with you, it’s the other way round- good as well as normal people don’t really go around intimidating, demoralising and destroying others. Ignore them. I just hope you realize how special you are for your loved ones.
Selective amnesia or forgetfulness is good for leading a happy life. Forget the uncomfortable incidents and be grateful for the good ones. Write your bitter memories on sand and the good ones on stone so that winds of time can quickly sweep away the bad memories and the memorable ones remain permanently etched.~Latika Teotia
Don’t centre your life on temporary or transient things; that way your peace, happiness, feeling of completeness and contentment too would be, at best, temporary.
Base your life, instead, on everlasting things which give you a sense of fulfillment. Your position in life, your wealth, your looks and so on will disappear with the passage of time; the more you try to hang on to them, the more insecure you’ll feel because you will always be scared of losing them.
Rise above all this and aim at things that will bring you inner peace while you are alive and will also outlast you. Your attitude should always be of being merciful, always be kind, compassionate, gentle, loving, caring and empathetic. The more you give of these the more you will receive; it’s that kind of wealth which will never diminish with the passage of time despite being spent- it’ll keep adding up and also give you a sense of fulfillment. ~Latika Teotia
Don’t mistake indifference for peace of mind. At best it is resigning to fate or giving up and at worst escapism. When we find that we are not able to succeed we tend to let go or withdraw, hoping that the problem will go away. It doesn’t work that way; this is an escapist’s attitude or a weak person’s response. Be strong; take problems head on; be open to suggestions, mid course corrections and changes. That is the best way to gain inner peace. ~Latika Teotia
Cutting ties from toxic relationships doesn’t make you a quitter. I am sure you must have tried your best and given your 100 % . But there is a limit to everything. Know that some people just don’t deserve that much attention and efforts. So, best would be to protect your peace and energy for better things and people. Yes … it’s damn difficult and one of the hardest decision to burn bridge but it’s a right to do . ~Latika Teotia
As long as there are people in our lives of our past whom we have not forgiven, we are not free of them. We are carrying them on our back. They are with us all the time forever close, breathing down our necks, whispering into our ears, threatening our piece of our mind, a constant conscious or unconscious reminder of our pain or injustice. Only forgiveness has the power to break this chain of pain. Forgiveness cleanses the soul. For your own good, try to forgive some today , I know it is easier said than done but you can consciously try to practice forgiveness. A better way to live peacefully is to constantly forgive. ~Latika Teotia