Namaste♥ ॐ♥Pranam♥ ॐ♥Namaskar
“We are not meant to stay wounded. We are supposed to move through our tragedies and challenges and to help each other move through the many painful episodes of our lives. By remaining stuck in the power of our wounds, we block our own transformation. We overlook the greater gifts inherent in our wounds — the strength to overcome them and the lessons that we are meant to receive through them. Wounds are the means through which we enter the hearts of other people. They are meant to teach us to become compassionate and wise.”
– Caroline Myss
In Puttaparthi this summer, I noticed the deep sadness on the faces of the flower sellers. Once they had all been so smily and business was good. Now business is not good. Life is hard. This is especially true during the summer months, when they often don’t earn enough to make a living. The passing of Sai Baba has left many of the poor living in the villages, wounded. The sudden death of Swami left them unawares, literally pulling the carpet up from under their feet. Perhaps now, with the introduction of allowing devotees to “adorn Swami’s samadhi” with roses, it will help to restore the flower ladies’ confidence. Hopefully to reassure them that their Lord has not left them without a way to earn a living. Many devotees and followers alike, bought roses daily to offer to the samadhi while I was there. A truly significant gesture of loving kindness can be in the simple buying and giving of a rose.