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Watering the Flowers

September 9, 2009 by Andrew Baerthel

Swami Radhananda“The flowers are the people, and what you do is you say what you appreciate in someone. It’s easy to criticize and to find what went wrong, but make it a point for the next week to appreciate and say it out loud to the people around you”. In this satsang talk, Swami Radhananda invites us to explore the potential of our minds, the powerful influence that thoughts have on our lives and how we might use spiritual practice to gain a broader awareness.

To view Swami Radhananda’s previous satsang talk on Lightwaves, click here.
To buy an audio album of satsang talks by Swami Radhananda on iTunes, click here.

We would like to invite you to take this practice into your week and to share your experience with the Lightwaves community by posting your reflection in the comments box at the bottom of the page.


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  1. thank you Lightwaves- I so appreciate this ability to tap into the wisdom and light of Yasodhara. warm greetings :)

    Comment by allison henderson — September 10, 2009 @ 12:05 am

  2. Thank you so much for the commitment to speak the truth to speak it in a way that it may be heard by all. I know the technological challenges of providing this. It is much appreciated. I felt such encouragement for my path. You spoke what I know to be truth. It feels like I’ve found a friend someone who understands what I’m feeling. I’m a long ways out and feel somewhat isolated inspite of some great friends and family. I look forward to finding refuge in this online experience.
    In Gratitude

    Comment by Wendy Hiltz — September 13, 2009 @ 11:49 am

  3. I appreciate your clarity and simplicity. These talks are really helpful when I am struggling with my ego and the supposed wrongs that have been committed by others. So much more sensible to direct my mind to an appreciation.

    Thank you.
    Om om

    Comment by Debb Morrison — October 14, 2009 @ 3:30 am

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