For the few folks who’ve been reading alittleyoga since the beginning, you will remember the ecstatic haze I entered as soon as I found out “Eat, Pray, Love” was being made into a movie (with Julia Roberts no less!)
I have to say watching the movie was a little trippy for me, this book was like the soundtrack of my life senior in college. It brings back so many memories of the place I was in, and where I wanted to be headed. I am a huge devotee of the book, I know a lot of people feel Liz is narcissistic, but I so much admire her willingness to have a journey. To find her voice, and to fight for a life of happiness.
I thought the movie was pretty well done, and I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes. It’s on shelves now, and I’m adding it to my list for Santa.
“Keep grounded so it’s like you have four legs. That way, you can stay in this world. Also, no looking at world through your head. Look through your heart instead. That way, you will know God.”
“We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we’re afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Then I looked around at this place, at the chaos it has endured – the way it has been adapted, burned, pillaged and found a way to build itself back up again. And I was reassured, maybe my life hasn’t been so chaotic, it’s just the world that is, and the real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.”
And, my personal favorite, the closing thought the movie leaves us with:
“In the end I’ve come to believe in something I call “The Physics of the Quest.” A force in nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity. The rule of Quest Physics goes something like this: If you’re 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 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.”