Ashes to Ashes
- On Saturday, we gathered together by the river
and scattered the ashes of Bob Eck. He was my
beloved brother-in-law and a prime mover in the
developement of The Inner Traveler newsletter,
as well as a voice of wisdom and righteousness
in all the projects of the Meditation Society
of America. It was a very beautiful day and there
was an appropriateness to everything that happened.
His wife shared an amazing Buddhist prayer, the
children played music and games, and Mother Nature
was very giving of her beauty. None of us had ever
done this very grown-up ritual before, and it
couldn't have been more freeing, uplifting, and
other "positive" adjectives, in any way.
Bob slipped out of it effortlessy and easily last
May, but his body would have been 52 today, so we
wish him a happy birthday, and as always radiate
our love to him, and open ourSelves to receive
his guidance and love for us. But on Saturday, as
when he left our physical prescence, it became
apparant that IT never was about the material, and
was, and is, and always will be about the spiritual.
God bless you my brother!
Peace and blessings,