Tuesday, June 13, 2017


There are stuff in EAT PRAY LOVE MADE ME DO IT that I really like; I'm a big fan of quotes. It took me two and a half months to finish this book and not because I'm a slow reader, but because a book such as this must be read slowly and reflectively. I made notes throughout and scribbled my thoughts. How the book resonated with me. I was thinking how blessed I am for daring to take actions and they were scary to me at that point of time. I needed all the courage I could muster. But I'm glad to have gone through them and I'm sure life will continue to throw challenges at us, and when that happens I will be meeting them heads-on again. Eat, pray, love, my friends.
Eat Pray Love was about what happens when one human being realizes that her life doesn’t have to look like this anymore—that everything (including herself) can be changed. After that realization occurs, nothing will ever be the same again. […] Whatever happens next can quite literally be: ANYTHING. –Elizabeth Gilbert

[…], like japa mala beads, life is a string of small successes, big failures, love, loss, bravery, fear—all looped together in all infinite circle. –Victoria Russell, Garden State
At the end of the day, it’s just you. So make sure you like the person you’re alone with. –Mallory Kotzman, The Gift

Eat Pray Love reminded me to love myself first. I must feed myself first before I can give the best of me to those I love. –Lisa Becker, Happy Wife, Happy Life

It doesn’t matter where I live, who I sleep next to, where I work or what I’m doing if I don’t feel at peace with myself. I was the key to my own happiness. –April Schmidt, “Pray” Is the Hardest Part

As Felipe tells Liz in the book: “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” –Jan Haag, There You Are

The heart cannot absorb what it’s not ready for. –Aimee Halfpenny, Penny Prayers

Because of Eat Pray Love, I was careful about the parameters of any relationship I entered into and made sure to monitor my own happiness. Like Elizabeth, I realized  that I have a right to my own well-being. I’m now in a relationship with someone who is a true partner. –Alexandria Hodge, Road Map

The gym was my Italy, a weekend away with girlfriends was my Indonesia and spending quiet time reading or running or just going for a coffee was my India. –Tracie Cornell, Getting Back to Me