I’m always behind when it comes to reading popular books, in fact I don’t usually read them at all. My rule is, if 3 friends tell me to read it or if the book shows up in some way 3 times I will read it and that happened with “Eat Pray Love”, so I read it. I read it in one night. I think it’s a definite must read if you are going through a break-up and also a must read if you are seeking to find alternatives to traditional healing. Very good, very funny. I laughed out loud a lot. I also felt she mirrored many of my feelings and reactions in the wake of divorce even though her circumstances were very different and that reminded me of the universal experience we may all go through on some level when a relationships ends.
Here are some quotes:
“There comes a moment where we realize, oh, actually, I am the custodian of my own selfhood. You know, nobody is going to take care of this for me. It’s really my responsibility to get out there and figure it out for myself, and that’s what that whole year of traveling was about for me.”
“Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.”
“Whatever you repeat constantly in your head is your mantra whether you know it or not. That is leading you on your way. So, if you’re repeating, I’m a moron, I’m an idiot, I’m a failure, I’m a jerk, I’m a loser, that’s your mantra.”
“So, decide whether that’s working for you? And it might be, if that’s, like, your destination or maybe it’s not, and then maybe you might wanna choose a different thing to try to say whenever you remember that you’re thinking what you’re always doing.”