Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Magic of New Life

Lovely little Lek, one of our friends on staff here at Yoga Thailand, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl yesterday, September 29. Everyone went down to see the little one - she was only 4 hours old.
Twelve of us all crowded into Lek's hospital room to look at, to hold and touch, and admire the new little spirit who had just entered this world in human form. Beautiful. Both mother and child were so at peace.

It made me think of how for the most part, people in Asia are much more connected to birth and death. The presence of birth and death is acutely felt here. You see it on the streets, walking hand in hand. Life here is often simultaneously fresh and foul, and it is celebrated for being so. The mystery and magic of it all is still bundled together, and no one is interested in trying to pull the thread to unravel life's cosmic secrets. How refreshing it is to live in simplicity with people who are happy to be enchanted by the beauty and mystery of life on a daily basis. Welcome to the world New Little Spirit! May you always walk towards the Light!