In these trying times when the only thing that is certain is UNCERTAINTY, we must not lose patience. Yes, these are chaotic times, but, remember out of chaos is born order. Do not shy away from donning a new _avtaar_ by rising from the chaos and reinventing yourself. Do not resist- it will only result in pain. Smile and sing your way through life- that’s the only way to survive and come out stronger at the other end. ~Latika Teotia
Though saying “me too” and “same here” allow others to open up and connect with us more but when someone is sharing his/her heart, we shouldn’t interrupt; as interruption might break their flow of thoughts which may make them forget the most important point or they just might get put off.
We should try to curb the desire of sharing our personal experience at that moment and just listen patiently. Maybe at some other point of time , we can share that we also feel or think the similar way about that particular issue. ~Latika Teotia
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
If you want to change your life start by taking baby steps, one at a time, and follow your heart passionately. The very desire to change yourself for the better is a good beginning.
So go ahead, start your journey- sooner the better- and with that burning desire within you every step that you take brings you that much closer to your goal. But remember there are no shortcuts in life; you have to cross every stage and mark each milestone.
In your desire to reach earlier if you take shortcuts, it’s quite likely that you may wind up taking a long, grueling, laborious, tiring and more difficult path.
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
You don’t have to be too harsh on yourself when things go wrong and punish yourself for every mistake- in fact I feel that you don’t need to chastise yourself at all. When we condemn or castigate ourselves for any folly, we are letting loose an air of negativity- punishments have this uncanny trait of lowering the morale and bringing gloom all around. So, it’s okay to commit mistakes- we all do- learn from them and move ahead. ~Latika Teotia
All human beings evolve and grow with the passage of time- some are fast others take their own sweet time in doing so. It’s not for you to be judgmental about them, show patience, empathy and compassion. ~Latika Teotia
As we all know everything settles in its own time .Same goes with every mess we experience now and then. So instead of worrying or feeling anxious allow time to settle it . ~Latika Teotia
Don’t be overwhelmed by your problems; instead have full faith in God. You never know He may have much bigger plans and much better things lined up for you. ~Latika Teotia
Problems are temporary; they don’t last forever. Sooner or later they get solved and things fall into place. Have patience, have faith. Remember you are bigger than any and every problem or challenge that life throws at you. ~Latika Teotia