I can’t believe it took me so long to finally see this movie. And then it happened by accident. I guess some things find you at the right time which is what I think happened here.
Like the movie that found me, the book hasn’t yet so I don’t know how much justice the movie does it, but in my case it doesn’t really matter. I connected with the story quite well.
Yes, I had some thoughts on the general possibility of just quitting your daily life and leaving for a year to learn about food and meditation for a normal person. Many of us cannot afford something like that even though I think we all would love to be able to do it.
But that in my opinion is not the point of the story. For me, the point is to be brave enough to follow your heart even though everyone else thinks you’re crazy. To put it mildly. 🙂 The problem, though, is that most of us can’t hear what our heart is actually saying.
Ok, I’ll re-phrase myself. Maybe the bravest thing is to be willing to hear what your heart is telling you because that might (actually should) lead you on your soul’s quest. And honestly, how many of us are brave enough to leave our comfort zones to follow the path that is uniquely ours? Even if that journey will bring new friends into our lives and experiences that will make us more complete? Because embarking on such a journey is always a risk and never comes without its own pitfalls to drag you back into your comfort zone.
I want to be brave like that.
How about you?
Tagged: brave, Eat pray love, I've been thinking, movie, soul path
Absolutely, Ines! Totally agree. At the same time I’m trying not to berate myself for not feeling about to do everything I think I should be.
I strongly recommend reading the book if the film connected with you. Elizabeth Gilbert is a amazing woman.
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Thank you for the recommendation! 🙂 I’ll go and find the book so I can read it. Books are usually better than movies anyway.
And don’t berate yourself, although I’m guilty of doing the same so when I catch myself doing it, I consciously stop and have a talk with myself. 😀
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Hey Ines! If you liked the film, get the book immediately. It is a thousand times better than the movie. 😊
Ok! So that’s two votes for the book. 😀 I see what’s next on my TBR list.