- It is wonderful how our teacher and we as students from our
meditations, aspirations, running and service are all playing our
part in helping others to aspire in their own way.
"One conscious soul is more than enough
To arouse countless unconcious souls
From a comatose life of dark amnesia."
"One concious soul
Is God's representative
In God's unprecedented way."
- Sri Chinmoy writes
"My life without fail
When I inspire others"
My Christmas-New Year-Vacation-Aspiration-Prayers part 25.15
I was reflecting on this after meeting a school Mum on her way to school the other
morning. Jenny is someone on whom we set our watch because she is the only other
person to be later than I am in getting the kids to school. So she is my hero!
She is much more of a hero that I had imagined as I discovered recently
There is a bit of a rise up to the school crossing which some mornings can feel like a
real hill. I can always tell when I've had a late night because even this albeit short
steep gradient can really get my heart thumping.
I was walking back down this one day and Jenny was coming up and I remembered
thinking how old she looked. (She is not much older than I am). She was walking very
slowly and deliberately.
On this particular day we exchanged more than polite greetings as I engaged her in a
deeper conversation. As it transpires she has been having chemotherapy for a year
and wears a beanie because her hair has fallen out. She told me that she needed to
walk her son to school for two reasons. One was to give her some exercise and the
other was because she needed to keep an eye on him because he sometimes has fits
on the way to school.
Boy! what a way to make you feel Gratitude. I felt what little I had to worry or think
about in my life compared to some.
I couldn't help thinking how many people in the world face such enormous difficulties
every day of their lives
I also felt immense pride for her efforts and her cheerful attitude to life and wish that
Gurus aphorism could really become a prayer for her so that her life can improve
Tremendously on the strength of the Inspiration she gives others.