Radha was a young Nepalese lady who was the mother of two little kids. She worked with my friend and was suffering from a brain tumour. One day, my friend called and asked me to help her. I didn’t know what I could do to help her, but I agreed to speak with her. She was following the guidance of the doctors and was feeling anxious in general. I suggested her to try breath work and chanting. She was not familiar with it, so we practised together over the phone. She was keen on trying anything. I checked on her a few times, but we didn’t talk much due to her strict routine.
One day, I received a thank you message for my help from an unknown number. I was confused and asked the sender to confirm his/her identity, but there was no response. Next day, my friend called to convey the sad news that Radha had passed on. Only then I realised that the message I had received was from Radha.
I wasn’t what had made her feel grateful – the fact that we connected or the practice we did together? My takeaway from this experience is to do whatever I can. It may not make a big difference, but people need to know they matter. Radha was a stranger and her life mattered to me.
Value every living being.
~ Rupa Om