I love to travel! Meeting new people, seeing new places, getting inspired and having my world view challenged.
And of course; awareness, compassion and pancakes – makes every journey a joy.
This last week in California offered all that, and at more times than one, I felt like my world was turned upside down.
You know the feeling, when reality hits?
I experienced that, mentally, emotionally and physically – and it was a pleasure.
Anthony De Mello wrote (something like this) in one of his books: “We see the world as we are and not as it is.”
We get caught up in our own view of everything, and run on autopilot!
But when we travel – we usually don´t get away with that. At least I don´t let myself get away with that.
For instance I had a nice little wakeup call, when we where looking at the stars one night, and I said out loud; “Something is wrong with the stars, the Big Dipper Constellation is turned upside down!”
Obviously nothing was wrong with the stars! I was just looking at them from a different angle on the other side of the world.
So there Camilla! Stop thinking that you are the center of the Universe.
I have nice little tales to tell about my week in California, and I will do so in the week to come.
For now some pictures to inspire:
San Juan Capistrano
Santa Monica Pier
And did we have pancakes? Almost every day!
I will give you just one shot to make your mouth water – it os strawberry season in California;
More to come. Love to share.