It’s a known fact that, try as we might, we can’t please everyone. So instead of taking avoidable stress, we should just do our bit without expecting anything in return and focus more on nurturing those relationships which respect our being.~Latika Teotia
Let’s glide into 2020 with a clean slate and an open mind. I have already started discarding the old baggage which had been weighing me down. I carry neither ill will nor any grudges against anyone; nor do I have any anger against those that wronged me, knowingly or unknowingly. I offer my sincere apologies to anyone who has been hurt by me or by my actions- believe me, it was unintentional. I am excited to welcome the New Year and go on this new exhilarating journey.~Latika Teotia
I am speaking from experience that by sharing our issues or problems always and all the ways makes us feel better; it also helps us in finding solutions as well as in healing.
I did lose many people by withdrawing during the tough times in my life because of pretending to be brave and happy- though I desperately needed help and a shoulder to lean on.
Now when I look back, I feel I should have trusted the positive response from my near ones. Bad experiences from couple of toxic relationships doesn’t mean that we put everybody in the same bracket.
I am sure there are many sweet souls who would love to help you and even if they can’t, at least they will try to console you and help you in finding solutions or resources.
Since the time, I started opening my heart to my soul connections; I have started experiencing a lot of love, care and strength. Your soul connections won’t ever make you feel small or make you feel that you are a burden. They will be the wind beneath your wings. ~Latika Teotia
When you value your life and yourself, you will begin to value others as well; as it is said “a person who treats himself gently will always treat others kindly”.
Every day brings forth a bouquet of wonderful gifts; all you have to do is to look around you. Some may be very apparent or evident. It could be something as simple as accidentally meeting an old friend or discovering an old photo of yours or someone dear to you. Memories stored long ago in some hidden chamber come tumbling out giving you immense joy. Be thankful for these gifts- big or small. ~Latika Teotia
Along with age comes invaluable experience. Time is a great teacher, so are successes and failures. Nothing goes waste; everything that we go through, every occurrence and every incident leaves a lesson in its wake. It is this experience that builds in us an ability to recognize good friends from opportune or fair weather ones, a knack to distinguish right from wrong, patience to take sorrows in our stride and so on. And it is this that also finally makes us what we are. We should learn to enjoy our new self; we’ve earned it. ~Latika Teotia
Never lose faith in God. Remember that He is always there by our side watching over us and steering us in the right direction. We are continuously evolving into better human beings and growing spiritually. It is during this process of evolution that we become confused, restless, depressed and even hostile because we are not aware of this change in us. We may even feel that God has forsaken us- which couldn’t be farther from the truth, because He will never leave you, no matter how difficult the times may be. It is this ignorance that is the cause of all our miseries and confusions; the realization comes only once we share our worries with someone knowledgeable who tells us about God and His mysterious ways of working. So never lose faith, always repose your trust in God. ~Latika Teotia
You can choose to be happy or miserable- that choice depends entirely on your own self. You don’t have to look far to find happiness; the first step is to count your blessings and express gratitude for them. One should never compare oneself with others; and if at all you want to, then do that with those beneath you or those who are less fortunate. If you can see (even though you may have to use glasses) then you are luckier than those who are visually handicapped and who would give their right arm to be able to see even from one eye. If you can hear, talk and walk then you are luckier than those handicapped on account of these. So next time you are feeling sad, down and depressed, just carry out this small exercise- count your blessings. Before long you’ll have enough reasons to feel uplifted and happy. ~Latika Teotia
Every achievement, disappointment, up, down, calamity, misfortune, oversight, betrayal, adversity teaches us lessons. The important thing is learning, evolving and doing better for ourselves as well as the people we are living for. It’s okay to commit mistakes, to fail, to fall, to fumble and tumble but it’s not okay not to learn or to repeat the same mistakes. ~Latika Teotia