Eat…Pray…Love, three simple words that are quite necessary in order to lead a happy life. I finally got the chance to watch the movie and thoroughly enjoyed it as I saw a lot of myself in Julia Roberts Character, Liz. Liz is basically on a journey within a journey within herself, to find peace and perhaps that one word that describes who she is, and not what she does. I as most people find myself questioning the life that I lead, whether it is meant to be lead in this way, or if there is some serious deeper meaning that I have yet to discover, maybe out of fear of the unknown and that one big issue called vulnerability. Many times we run from anything that requests more of us because if we hold on to it, we feel balanced and in power of ourselves. In the movie there’s a healer she meets from Bali a year prior to her travels that was also responsible for inspiring her to take this journey and he says, “sometimes to lose balance in love, is part of living balance in life”… this is completely true and hard for someone who guard’s their heart with round the clock security. The heart is our center, it keeps us alive, and although it is said to be were emotions are stored, I feel that this is held in our minds, and If we never learn to master our own thoughts, then we will remain stagnant in life, and who is genuinely convinced that they are happy with never moving and living in misery simply because of fear of change. She falls in and out of relationships because she has never truly loved herself, the love that is crucial in order to be able to love another. While traveling in Italy she discovers that “to be ruined is a gift because ruin is the road to transformation” and as long as you are open to embark on that journey, healthy transformations will occur with enlightenment.
I don’t want to spoil the entire movie and or book for those of you who haven’t watched or read yet, but I will leave you with a very important quote from the end and this is what she referred to as the physics of the quest … “if you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter old resentments, and set out on a truth seeking journey, either externally or internally… and if you’re are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher… and if you are prepared, most of all to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you…”
What’s your truth?