Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Welcome Little Aidan!

Well, I know it is a month late... but as the saying goes... "Better late then never!"

We want to give a warm welcome to our NEW little NEPHEW, Aidan Milan Lichty (he's the little one). Born on September 25, he is now just over one month old.

These are some photos of little Aidan with his sleepy Papa, and radiant Mama!

As you might have noticed, he is demonstrating a true "Child's Resting Posture."
Showing us the beautiful simplicity of complete Surrender!

I think this may be an appropriate time to stop and give thanks for your own parents, and the warmth you felt being held in their loving embrace. To be thankful for being able to experience complete trust that all your needs would be looked after.

What happens along the way that we start living our lives in fear that we will not have enough, instead of experiencing the freedom that comes from trusting in Life and its ability to care for all of our needs?
Is it possible to reclaim the peace we once felt upon entering this world, before we forgot our inherent connection to the Source of Creation?

It seems to me that through the practice of yoga we are in a process of relearning this Art of Surrender that once came to us so naturally. In opening our hearts and taking down some of those walls we've built up to close ourselves in, we slowly learn to trust, to connect, and to feel the freedom of truly being held and cared for by something or someone other then our selves.
I'm pretty sure that remembering this lost art is the key to finding peace within.

Thank you little Aidan for reminding us to remember!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

This ia a picture of our little puppy "Kali". So sweet! Puppies and Babies - enough to make anyone smile.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ode To Pete

For the Rock we call Earth - It's the only home we have.

Thanks for the visit, the great times, and good company! Thanks for the yerba mate too! We miss ya buddy, and hope you're enjoying the rest of your journey! You're probably off somewhere saving the planet, or at least trying to make it a better place, while we sit here on our porch and enjoy a coffee while looking out onto the beautiful garden that surrounds our little bungalow.

This thought reminds me that though we all approach life in our different ways, we really are all striving towards the same goal: To experience something deeper and more meaningful from the time we have here on this suspended rock floating in space. On some level we all want to feel true peace, to taste true love, and to enjoy true harmony within ourselves, in our relationships, and with the environment.
For some, this search becomes an external journey into unknown frontiers, and for others it becomes a discovery of mysterious internal states. For most, I suspect it is a mixture of both. Regardless of our "travel preferences" the lesson is the same, and somewhere along the way we eventually realize that we need not go much further then our own backyard to discover that what we really have been looking for has been with us all along. We have the opportunity to experience what we are after in each and every moment of the day - if only we would practice being truly Present.

Why wait until tomorrow when Now is all we ever have?