I just finished this book! No, you haven’t been transported back to 2007, I am just that far behind pop culture.
Forgive me, I was in a architecture school haze around the time the book, “Eat, Pray, Love” came out. I’ve just recently resurfaced after grad school and a whole lot of licensing exams. This book was the first “just for fun” read I’ve had in quite a while. When Katie Dalebout over at The Wellness Wonderland (awesome blog – check it out!) suggested a book club and sang the praises of this particular book I decided to check it out. Once I cracked it open I could not put it down!
I have been on a spiritual journey for a long time now, and have recently decided to make some big moves spiritually, so I could relate to the vast array of emotions and experiences Elizabeth Gilbert describes. Her story gives me hope that prayerfully I too will one day be at peace. I have embarked on an inner journey. I won’t be hopping a flight to India to meditate for six months (although that sounds amazing), but I am going to start taking this meditation business seriously. I am also looking forward to exploring different ways in which people, throughout history and across different cultures, have connected to the divine. That is what I want. More than anything else. To connect with God, to know the divine One, and to be secure in Him.
I’ll leave you with a couple quotes:
“I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water.”
“Some days are meant to be counted, others are meant to be weighed.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert, “Eat, Pray, Love”
If you’re as out of touch as I am and also haven’t gotten around to reading this book then go! Buy it! Read it! You can thank me later!