Today should have been my baby brother's 32nd birthday. Today, my brother should have been around to hear his niece and nephew sing him a happy birthday. Today, he would have loved to watch AJ strum his guitar with one of his very own picks, and feel the warmth of their monstrous hugs. I lost my brother too young and too tragically because of hopelessness and despair. He was so full of light and love, and couldn't understand a world that was so ugly and hateful. Many of you know that I lost my brother almost 10 years ago (in April) to suicide. Losing him destroyed my family, and killed a huge part of my heart as well. I mean it with every fiber of my being when I say yoga saved my life. I mean it with every vibration of my soul when I say my husband and my children brought me back to life. What I wish I could have told my brother then, that I know with absolute faithfulness today (thanks to my children, and to my studies in metaphysics and meditation) is that the world IS beautiful. All the universe IS love...our purpose here is NOT to be tough, to look out for ourselves, to build material wealth or gain professional success...our purpose here is to LEARN TO LOVE ALWAYS, the same courageous and unconditional way we did when we were children. So Happy birthday, Chuckie. You are missed every single day, but I know your spirit IS with me because there is only one spirit...and in honor of MLK's bday as well, we send out nothing but loving and healing vibes into the world. It's so simple, but sooo powerful...and so so hard...LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
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