CityGirl Guide To ……The Latte Life
I’ve been challenged to write a blog post about Coffee, wondering why it has taken me so long considering the wonderful impact a daily Latte has made in my own life!
As most of you know I have been passing my months here in Italy, experiencing La Dolce Vita and it is exactly that, the sweet life, my little “pancia” (growing tummy) can even vouch for this.
Every day I experience some new source of pleasure, whether it’s another of Mama’s endless pasta recipes or the smiling sunshine that beams down , as I meditate on the beach.
Coffee is one pleasure I am most accustomed to and as I awake each morning in my villa to the smell of an aromatic espresso and the sound of the Ionian sea, I realize that this is quite possibly the happiest I have ever felt in my life.
The Coffee and its smell is one major contributing factor !
Part I : Coffee and Creating A New Reality
I recall as a London City Girl enjoying the daily ceremony of a Latte en route to work.
As I sat on the train or in the coffee shop (time permitting), I often visualized living and working in a new environment, away from the rush and stress of my very busy London life.
With every sip I nourished that sense of greater potential within and began tweaking the vision towards making this new reality come true for myself. I simply knew there had to be a more enjoyable way to live life than burning out in a never ending rat race.
Henry James once said “Nothing of the senses can satisfy the soul…” but I disagree, I believe that nourishing the senses is what brings you closer to your soul’s desire and calling, what you uniquely are here to do.
Needless to say the coffee rituals , i.e. ample soul nourishment, paid off and here I am, less than 12 months later in my new and much improved environment, complete with private beach.
I still have more tweaking to do in the creation of what is next but at least I know for certain it is all possible having made the leap (thanks to the Latte) into what I desired.
Part II: Life is like a Latte
Lattes have always been my favorite style of Coffee, much to my dismay they are frowned upon after 10am. ( Italians have very strict Coffee rules which I throughly enjoy breaking!)
As I see it a Latte is a simple and beautiful metaphor for the world we live in.
The smooth and delicious white purity of hot milk poured on top of the strong, depth and darkness of an espresso or two.
Dark and light working side by side and embraced together to create a delicious experience that is oh so beautiful to look at!
Is this not what life is truly about, experiencing the duality of two opposite sides, the positive and the negative, the dark and the light?
Both of which, when embraced, enable you to experience the beauty and perfection of who you really are.
By now you can see that my Coffee inspiration goes far beyond even what I once knew!
I guess that was my soul calling……
What are your thoughts on Coffee and creating your own reality?
Feel free to share I would love to hear form you , Tea drinkers welcome too!