Grateful for this quote: Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you All they show is a limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know and you’ll see the way to fly. ~ Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by R. Back (5/15) Grateful for today, because reflecting that my practice is now such that I don’t meditate and center in the morning, I miss it greatly, and even crave the silence that I am getting used to. So grateful for fruits of silence. Also for memories that kept resurfacing these past few days — of happy days from college, from when I was popular among my peers and for that young love I once had. 😀 (5/16) Grateful for a sense of peace amidst the outside chaos, knowing how blessed and guided my life is. So very grateful when I can step out of my own. (5/17) Everything is passing… Enjoy it’s momentariness. ~ Mooji Grateful for grace letting me know gently when I’m off or starting to zigzag, for joy in remembering. For a …
Ended up the week with a Saturday beach lounge at Venice Beach. Fresh for a new grueling work week. Sorry, coffee didn’t happen today and so for the last 5 days. You can just imagine the “big” change I’m going through. Not to mention the headaches, dry mouth and most especially the sluggishness. 😦 I’ve been snooping around already for some low-acid coffee and looks like there are a few choices that I can get for myself. 🙂 That’s good news!
Over 100 years ago Abbot Kinney designed part of this city to actually resemble Venice Italy, including the infamous canals. Although, it looks nothing like the real Venetian canals, this area is adorable and very serene. Lined with picturesque homes, manicured front yards and gardens, it’s a spot worth exploring on your way to Venice beach and to take some pictures. It was nice walking around, enjoying the beautiful weather and lovely houses. And most of the home owners are very friendly and welcoming. You can easily visit Venice several times and never know the canals are there. They are tucked away in a strictly residential neighborhood.
Venice Beach is known to be the a hub of artistic inspiration and creativity. One thing that you must see when in the area is the Venice Art Walls, located in the sand of Venice Beach. Again, I’m warning you, there are tons of them… you have to click on the photos for larger view and did you know that you can also comment on a certain photo while on the carousel show? just sayin’ 🙂 I am not sure how it’s called, I mean the ladies in the metal hula. They were really good at it and gave us a magnificent show. Also, I’ve postponed posting today’s coffee as it will make this post longer and will be too much of a scroll.
Because it’s my birthday today, we out of the blue decided to do a pacific coast highway road trip up north and first stop was Venice beach and the canals. Now, we’re in Oxnard and who knows where we’ll end, wherever the road brings us. And since I am right now mobile blogging, bigger photos will come in the next few days when I’m able to upload from my camera. Today’s coffee: a free birthday venti of eggnog latte from Starbucks. Update: I just realized tonight that the Sbux barista wrote a name that’s not mine on the venti cup… could it be possible I’ve picked up the wrong coffee? 😀