Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 17th

To post a picture of something that has made a huge impact in your life lately...

Well, I wouldn't say that is was a HUGE impact, but I was deeply moved and inspired when I read the book "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert.


Reading this book was quite a ride, I won't probably put it under the category of "self help" although, that's about all she was doing from beginning to end.

Now "self help" is a pretty wide concept, right? Cause aren't we all always in a constant state to improve our life? Whether we acknowledge it or whether we ask for such help, is another story... But us humans are always in constant pursuit of something, right?

Well, so was Liz in her life, coming from a very hard and difficult break to find herself filled with pleasure (EAT) , rediscovering her faith (PRAY) and then finding balance in her life (LOVE).

There are many things that I can relate to, during the whole book; love for traveling, exploring exotic places and cultures, the love food and beauty, as well as the pursuit to always carry and evolving my faith while keeping (or at least trying to) balance in my life and soul.

Again, this book made some sort of impact in my life from many points of view but in general it also kept me entertained and happy, I highly recommend it to everybody. On the other hand I must say I haven't watch the movie so I don't have any opinion on that.

I will finish my post today to one of the many nice quotes that this book has;

"People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life."

Have a wonderful day!!!

5 commented; now it's your turn!:

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Wish I'd just read the book. I'm sure it has a much greater impact than the movie. There's no one to quite capture the significance of the journey than the one who's been on it. I'm sure her experience would have been quite life altering for her. Very nice quote from the book - so true.

Alida said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Not living in the states I have missed out on the impact of this book...I didn't hear much about it until the movie came out.

Thanks for the review.

Amanda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I loved this book also... the movie was a little disappointing, but the book continues to be one of my favorites!

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It was a good book, I feel no desire to see the movie, but would watch it if it came around.

~*zOee*~ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You made me wanna read this book!!

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