There she was! After eight long days of not knowing whether she would attend work or not, my house help stood on the doorstep before me. I had bought her a cell phone specifically to let me know if she would be absent from work, yet she had not communicated with me. I could feel the heat of the anger of the past eight days welling up in me, and I cautioned myself to be mindful in dealing with her.
I am currently on my Black Lotus goal pack- Live Like A Champion, and that very day I had meditated on ‘compassion’. Recalling Swamiji’s words from the guided meditation saying that people will wrong you, but it is up to you to stay compassionate towards them, I spoke to my maid with firmness and with only a trace of anger. My behaviour towards her would have been much worse had I not been mindful of Swamiji’s guidance during the meditation.
I conveyed my concern to her help in a mellow manner and resolved the issue without straining our relationship of three years, which could have resulted in losses for both of us.
Compassion works on everyone and in every situation. Just remember to apply it.
~ Mona Om