Ride of the Week… The Bright Side of PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY

Although not every Ride of the Week works out, I do take a lot of photos and many times the owner is no longer available for a full interview.

So, I cannot get the story and have to tell my own.

The other day, I was coming back from Oxnard on Pacific Coast Highway and spotted this stunning 1958 Chevy Impala owned by Miguel Rocha.

It occurred to me that PCH is a viral highway. A living, breathing center that flows like our veins, pulsing with beauty and vibrant energy.

I floated around the car as my friend spoke with the driver and, just watching, felt the importance of the present moment. Life can get very overwhelming at times and can feel that we have no choices.

It’s a very difficult way to look at things and can feel very real. I, myself, have had many instances where the wall was so high that I didn’t think I could climb it. The anxiety of the future and the challenges of locking ourselves to something in the past can seem like a prison.

Cars are my outlet. PCH is my outlet. Putting as much love into the world as I can is my outlet. I’ve been very fortunate in my life for many things, and I’ve done my best to be grateful for what I have.

And the realization that in the present moment is where creativity lies. The creative process begins with our thoughts about the world and ultimately leads to manifestation. Miguel Rocha’s ’58 Impala is his manifestation.

You have to realize that someone who owns a car like this does so because of their thinking, belief in the future, actions and words. And if those things do not line up, then things can go astray and it takes longer to manifest. Or it may not even come at all.

In the present, your words are like tiny spears of pain or titanium ropes of success. They go out and bring back their likeness. Your actions speak volumes and keep you going in the direction of your desire. But taking no action leads nowhere.

Your beliefs can either hinder you or hurl you into greatness. And finally, your consistent thinking keeps you focused. But all of these things are generated in the present and can lead to many things. Miguel’s led him to a ’58 Impala. What are yours leading you to?

Driving PCH (and being present) can be a recipe for success. But you have to do it for yourself and no one else. You can’t move forward based on what others think of you. You have to do it for yourself.

1958 was an amazing year for cars. Not sure if they knew or ever contemplated that this car would represent such beauty in the 21st century. And it makes me think of what will be considered beautiful in 2200.

But in my life, and in yours, beauty exists now. Or it can, but you have to choose it. You have to believe in it. You have to speak about it and take actions to bring more of it into your life. It’s why I love PCH. It’s my action.

My attempt in bringing more beauty into my life regardless of how tough things get. I can simple take a deep breath, and keep driving.

You never know what you’ll see, but it’s Malibu. And that my friends is why we live here.

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