An Intense Passing....ChiChi Egbuna
I knew that he had a great family and I always heard him speak of them. He has two boys who were obviously really following his lead on how to celebrate life and be strong men. I had the pleasure of seeing them a few times in passing. I had met his wife as well, briefly a long time ago. Its just that we never actually hung out when we were not doing yoga. I suppose we could have both made time, but it didn't happen. We can always make time to spend with those that we cherish, always.
So last evening, I found out that ChiChi had a heart attack in the studio that he teaches in after his last class of the day. The news hit me like a strong wind in a hurricane. He passed in the studio, It was tragic, yet somehow very poetic and regal all at the same time. I can hardly imagine what the people felt like that were there. The shock must have been immeasurable. He was the picture of calm and optimal health, in my opinion. His words were deliberate and kind. His posture was that of a warrior who would only use his powers for good. I really connected with him.
I visited his family this evening and felt the energy that he always had when I saw him. I feel for them because they have lost a giant energy who they will never replace. He was unique and magnificent. He was a father, friend, husband, guru, and example of a true passionate man. I learned from him and I will never forget those lessons. Remember to be present, live twice as hard as you think you should, and most of all to celebrate every moment of this life. I will miss you ChiChi. I salute you and all that you gave to each person that came into contact with you.