Saturday, June 19

Eat, Pray, Love: You Can Do It Too

Nice Quote

I was just sitting down to write a post about vision boards when I flipped channels and discovered the movie Eat, Pray, Love. I've never watched it, so I figured tonight would be as good a time as any.

Liz Gilbert came out of a marriage and a life that no longer worked for her. She went looking for "everything," as the subtitle tells us. It was the kind of pilgrimage that so few of us can take. She learned to enjoy life through food in Italy and love with someone she met in Bali. My favorite part of the story, of course, is her exploration of her spirituality. I found a quote about the story from Lev Grossman of Time. "To read about her struggles with a 182-verse Sanskrit chant, or her (successful) attempt to meditate while being feasted on by mosquitoes, is to come about as close as you can to enlightenment-by-proxy."

This is the heart of looking for something beyond yourself. There are always barriers to enlightenment. It might be a language that you have to master or at least understand enough to chant. It might be mosquitos. It might just be the fatigue of living a life that isn't made for you. Look for what you need to be full and inspired.


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