New Beginnings

Having new little people come to the planet is always an auspicious occasion. On this past Sunday, our friends Sheila and Ian welcomed a new son, Dylan Vincent. We wish them all the happiness and fulfillment that their new son will bring their family.

New life truly is miraculous. All life is miraculous. Many people take the gift of life for granted though. What helps us stay in this appreciative state is when we witness new life, of we are exposed to the end of life either through illness, old age, or tragedy. The younger and more tragic, the more effect we feel. The closer the person to us, the more we are shaken out of our complacency.

At this point in my life, I feel that I would like to be around the planet for a while to see what is going to happen. These are exciting times. Change is all around us. There is economic change, social change, political change, environmental change, technological change, and most important to me, spiritual change. So much happening. I also do think more and more though that when my time is up here, that I will go gracefully onto the next leg of the journey. I think that when it is time to go, it’s time to go. I don’t want any extreme measures taken to perpetuate this body. It has served me well, and when it fails, it fails. Getting kind of heavy. Let’s lighten it up a bit.

Babies are so cute. Especially when they are not yours. When they are yours, cute wears off fast with no sleep and crying (Mom and baby). I enjoyed when my daughters were babies, but am glad that they are older now. Every age is a good age. Each presents it’s own challenges and rewards. Parenting has been one of our greatest challenges and rewards. Both my wife and I set out to try and be better parents to our children, then our parents were to us. I am not judging our parents, or saying that they were bad parents, we just wanted to be better. We hope that if our daughters choose to be parents, that they will be better parents than we were. We hope that this trend continues. The end.

New subject.

Michelle accompanied me to Kundalini practice this past Sunday morning. I reminded her to bring an open mind. There was nothing to crazy in the practice though. I still love the gonging, and the vibration that it brings to my very core. I am starting to learn some of the Chants that they use. I am accustomed to the Vedic and yoga chanting that I hear during my usual practice. No Kundalini practice for the next few weeks, so I will have to find something spiritual to do with my next few Sunday mornings.


Yoga is alive and kicking up in Troon. Troon Mountain Health has a smaller space in the same plaza that they were in. It is right next door to the Pinnacle Grill. I teach a Monday night Deep stretch class there from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. For those of you who enjoyed my Gentle and Yin classes at other places, this is your opportunity to recapture those feelings of calm. Classes are open to everyone. No membership is required. It is just a $12. Class fee per person. Saturday class at Gainey Village health is an excellent class for those of you looking for a challenge. It is a 90min Power class from 4:15pm – 5:45pm. The club is beautiful and the yoga is top notch with some of the best yoga instructors in the valley teaching there. Now I have joined them. I have daily guest passes for any of you who want to take a class with me, or just check out the club. They are yours for the asking.

Some of you emailed me about the awesome cloud pictures that were my previous post. They are awesome, but only come as the result of a heat warning, 108 – 112degrees in combination with the end of the monsoon season. This makes it not only hot here, but humid. This is a combination only seen here during monsoon. It makes being here uncomfortable, to say the least.

Saw the movie Eat, Pray, Love. A total “chick flick”. My friend Kevin and I accompanied our wives. Wives both read the book. We both did not. Good karma for us, and bonus points with the wives. Win, Win…… The part where she is in the ashram in India was ok. The only yoga that they seemed to do was Bakti yoga. Did not see any Hatha yoga. Julia Roberts does have a good padmasana (lotus pose). Who knew?….. I do enjoy movies where some transformation takes place. (and I don’t mean the transformers movies with the robots that turn into cars.) I digress. Anyway, see the movie if you want to of have to….

More later.

Love and Light (from the movie)


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3 Responses to New Beginnings

  1. Angie says:

    nice to “hear” what’s up. regaining energy every day! c ya at Troon!

  2. You have great story here. Cool bro keep it up. Will mention about it in my own forum. Thanks

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