There’s a certain calmness and peacefulness at Echo beach, Canggu.
Canggu is a small village on the beach about 20 minutes north of Seminyak, half way to Tanah Lot. Canggu is widely used though to refer to a large coastal stretch of about 8 km, running north from the village of Berawa (just north of Seminyak) to the village of Cemagi (just south of Tanah Lot) taking in Echo Beach Canggu, Seseh and Pererenan along the way.
The beaches have dark grey or black sand. They are not particularly good for swimming, but do offer some renowned and challenging surfing spots. They are also beautiful.
The first time I walked along the black sandy beach with its dark yet charming vibes, I got so emotional. I found myself in tears. They were tears of sadness, loneliness and grief.
I was feeling tired of my single status. Thinking about how my adverse childhood had influenced this didn’t help. Despite the fact that I now completely forgive my parents for their parenting and behavior mistakes, the uneasiness of this past situation manages to creep into me from time to time.
The second time that I walked along the shores of enchanting Echo beach Canggu and after completing my mindful walk, I could hear beats of the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” playing by Old Man’s bar’s live band and I knew that I had to take it as a sign for me to do just that.
To be continued in a future post…
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