I have an aged female housekeeping staff member in my hospital who has been serving since we started the hospital in 2010. We are shortly going to shift into new hospital premises due to logistic reasons. I felt that this old lady might not be able to travel to the new hospital premises, which is further away from her residence, and would quit this job.
Having known her since long, I knew that she desperately needed this job. She was serving silently and helplessly, feeling she was destined to lose her job. The hospital admin team didn’t approach her, assuming that she wouldn’t be able to continue. Today, I reached out to her and asked whether she could come to our new hospital. She expressed her inability, citing the increased travelling which would be required. I consoled her and told her that we couldn’t afford to lose her and gave her two options. She could join one of our other operations nearer to her house. Or she could come to the new hospital where besides pick up and drop facility, I also offered to reduce her work hours. She had tears in her eyes, and I felt warm and content deep within.
I feel I have become more mindful and sensitive to my surroundings after using the Black Lotus App, and this translates into more Raks. I am trying to be more mindful of the suffering of the people around me, more understanding of their perspective and extending support if I can. Hence, I could feel this lady’s yearning to continue with her job. However, she never approached the administrators or me believing she would be turned down rudely.
Thank you, It is all the grace and the teachings of my Guru ??
You don’t need money, just a kind heart to help others!
~ Rakesh Mishra