December 5, 2022 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Guy Camilleri – Fall: A season changer!

By Guy Camilleri

I love this time of year in Venice. The changing of the season, the angle of the sun and the light down Abbott Kinney Blvd., the last of the warm Pacific Ocean (perfect for surfing) and the Santa Ana winds blowing offshore.

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I’m inspired during the months of October-November, I think more so than any other time.

In keeping with being inspired, here are some things to keep the pilot light burning this season.

The power of our breath is often taken for granted. Life is breath and how we breathe affects the quality of our life. The practice of noticing your breath and the thoughts generated in the mind is a never-ending fascination to me. How long can you sustain simply breathing, noticing and thinking the thoughts that your mind is thinking without pulling the ripcord to soon?  With practice, you will be able to label that it’s the mind wanting a result to latch onto. And, if you stay with your breath, the noticing along with the sensations of the body, the mind will begin to adapt to this new way of being.

I am a proponent of the process versus the result. Don’t get me wrong, I’m in favor of achieving a result, it’s just that I like it when my mind feels a sense of accomplishment without having had to sacrifice the experience. I’m just more turned on to the journey than the end result. Perhaps that’s the surfer in me, loving the moment-to-moment interaction to what’s in front of me even if I had just set my sights down the line of the wave of what I want to do and/or where I want to finish.

Listen, I mean really listen… not only what your partner is saying, but also to what your bodily sensations are saying to you. The body doesn’t lie, so listen to it.

The more you listen, the more you notice. The more you notice as a result of listening, the more in-tune you become to what your bodily sensations are communicating to you. The more you become in-tune to your bodily sensations, the more aware you become to how you are feeling. The more aware you are about how (and what) you are feeling, the more you can use your mind as a tool to decide if that feeling(s) are in service of the bigger picture (creating ART).

If not, you can always return to step one and repeat the process to hopefully produce the result you were (are) after. Get into the habit of experiencing what you are feeling in the moment.

When in doubt, find something to fall in love with about your scene partner, or anything around you. The capacity to fall in love over and over is limitless. At my studio, RAW acting studio in Venice Beach, I’m known for saying this:

“Where’s the love in the scene? If there is no love, there is no scene. And, more importantly, if there is no love in your life for someone or something, I recommend it might be time to reset your sightline.”

Hopefully, this season and beyond you will be inspired and/or inspire those around you to fall in love again and again with life.

Guy Camilleri is a Venice-based actor, acting coach, and poet. He teaches regular classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Electric Lodge, in Venice. His private coaching specializes in audition preparation, self-taped auditions, and career consultation. To audit a class and/or book a coaching session, email guy@rawactingstudio.com. Follow Guy on Instagram @guycamilleri and Facebook.

Related Posts

Cancer Cartel Provides Financial Help To Cancer Patients

November 16, 2022

November 16, 2022

Cancer Cartel is helping cancer patients focus on their treatment, not the financial stress of living with a diagnosis. Learn...

100 Miles of Bus-Only Lanes Within Five Years on City Council Plans

October 17, 2022

October 17, 2022

L.A’s public transportation network is known for being slow due to traffic congestion. A new motion by L.A. City Council...

How Do I Know What Types of Commercial Trucking Insurance Coverage I Need?

October 1, 2022

October 1, 2022

Running a small trucking company is expensive. You must comply with many rules set forth by the Federal Motor Carriers...

Best Ways To Show Your LA Baseball Love

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

Los Angeles is a sports lover’s paradise. In every sport except for the NHL, locals have two teams to choose...

Inspiring Others Through Body Positivity

May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022

Navy Officer Janae Carey Teams-Up with 2022 Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles . Video brought to you by Pudu Pudu.

Best Gifts for Mother’s Day in 2022

March 31, 2022

March 31, 2022

Mothers are the first teachers children have in their lives. They simply teach us everything we need to know about...

LAPD Operations-West Bureau Commences Community Police Academy

March 2, 2022

March 2, 2022

Pacific Area Community Police Station hosting 11-week program Submitted by the Los Angeles Police Department On March 29, 2022, Operations-West...

LAFD Arson Unit Asks For Help Identifying Suspect In Venice Trash Fires

March 1, 2022

March 1, 2022

By Dolores Quintana After the multiple rubbish fires were set this weekend in Venice near Paloma Court there was a...

Critical Need for Blood Donations on the Westside

February 28, 2022

February 28, 2022

American Red Cross, UCLA Health continue to face a national blood emergency By Dolores Quintana  The American Red Cross continues...

Stunning Music Academy in Brentwood will celebrate its Grand Opening, Sunday, February 20th.

February 18, 2022

February 18, 2022

Introducing the second location of the highly successful Angeles Academy of Music, which has become an icon of Westwood Village.  ...

Cedars-Sinai Urges Blood Donations

January 11, 2022

January 11, 2022

As 2022 begins, Cedars-Sinai is facing a critical blood shortage and is encouraging prospective donors to give blood as soon...

US Motorcycle Helmet Laws Mapped

January 5, 2022

January 5, 2022

At YoVenice we have spent years writing about news stories of motorcyclists with head and brain injuries from collisions. We...

Interview: Westside Food Bank Adapting to Challenges of the Pandemic

January 4, 2022

January 4, 2022

An interview with Bruce Rankin, Executive Director of The Westside Food Bank By Dolores Quintana We spoke to Bruce Rankin,...

Yo! Venice’s Best Westside Dishes of 2021

December 28, 2021

December 28, 2021

By Sam Catanzaro Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or anytime in-between, the Westside has no shortage of world-class food to...