The pace of life seems to speed by and so many times in life we forget to stop and look around us at the beauty of life and its surroundings. Sometimes we just need to stop and refocus our life and our priorities or just sit and think without distractions from our blackberrys, iphones, children, etc.
Well, one of my favorite FREE places to go here in Encinitas is the Meditation Gardens at the Self Realization Center. These gardens are meticulously maintained and the perfect place to seek serenity.
Along the pathways you will find beautiful lush gardens filled with flowering plants, trees, and gorgeous tropical foliage. Have a seat at one of the benches and meditate as you listen to waterfalls and birds and the Pacific Ocean below. There is a series of koi ponds that tier downward into different levels with the most spectacular full grown colorful koi that seem to greet you as you walk by.
Continue to the top of the path and you will be greeted by the expansive view of the Pacific. You can gaze into the waters and see dolphins, surfers and sailboats go by. It is truly an amazing and tranquil place to visit, it is free, and it is one of a kind tucked back behind the Self Realization Center. The gardens are open to the public Tues - Saturday 9am to 5 pm and Sunday 11am to 5 pm and are closed on Monday. Park on K St and walk into the gardens on the south side of the road.
The address is: 215 W K St, Encinitas - (760) 753-2888
Take the time to do something for yourself, whether you meditate or just want to walk in a peaceful environment and unwind, please do yourself a favor and visit the gardens.....you will be so glad you did!