WPC: Admiration in Cabo San Lucas

It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha 

Last Friday, we arrived early at the harbor in Cabo San Lucas and boarded a glass-bottomed boat.  The sky and sea were a brilliant blue.   As we left the calm waters of the Sea of Cortez and rounded the very tip of the Baja peninsula, rocky formations soared upward.  The famous El Arco–the arch–was as magnificent as the tour guides claimed.

Land's End. Los Cabos, Mexico

Land’s End. Los Cabos, Mexico.  Shot with a Canon 70D.

Appreciate the creation, respect the creator of it, and admire the source of all creativity.
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

On the way, we passed rocky outcroppings where sea lions dozed, lifting their heads as we approached.    Curious, we eyed each other.

Sea Lions, Cabo San Lucas. Shot with a Canon 70D.

Sea Lions, Cabo San Lucas. Shot with a Canon 70D.

One of them stretched, lifting his nose towards the sky.   These creatures can be funny and wily, and have been “caught” stealing fish out of the hands of fishermen–as you can see in this video. 

The Sea Lion Stretch. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Shot with a Canon 70D.

The Sea Lion Stretch. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Shot with a Canon 70D.

Surrounded by all this natural beauty, we were filled with wonder and admiration.   A deep peace filled us both.

I will be forever thankful of the restful time we spent last week in Mexico.  The natural beauty of the Los Cabos area was stunning, as well as the warmth and kindness of the Mexican people. Now that we’ve returned home, my mind circles back to that morning in Cabo.   I promise myself that we will return one day.  But now, I’d like to know: where is your peaceful refuge?  How do you “keep calm and carry on” despite everyday pressures and stress?

To see more “admiration” shots, click on this link.  And have a great week, everyone!

 

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    • Hi Jackie. We spent most of our visit in San Jose del Cabo…20 miles away from Cabo San Lucas. It is the quieter city, and a foodie and art paradise. We loved it! Thanks too for your kind words about the photos.

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    • I hope you do go there. We liked the food in San Jose del Cabo (20 miles away) and the scenery off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. Both were spectacular! Thanks so much for your thoughts, Maria!

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