Eat Pray Love Book Quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert, Dante Alighieri, Margaret Wertheim, Julia Roberts, Kabir and many others.
The love that moves the sun and the other stars.
The mysterious magnet is either there, buried somewhere deep behind the sternum, or it is not.
There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under my jurisdiction. There are certain lottery tickets I can buy, thereby increasing my odds of finding contentment. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with.
L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle (The love that moves the sun and the other stars)
I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.
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.
This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down.
we must take care of our families wherever we find them.
Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience.
Look for God. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.
The Yogic scriptures say that God responds to the sacred prayers and efforts of human beings in any way whatsoever that mortals choose to worship – just so long as those prayers are sincere.
What worked yesterday doesn’t always work today.
So miss him. Send him some love and light every time you think about him, then drop it.
We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we are afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master.
In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.
The day is ending. It’s time for something that was beautiful to turn into something else that is beautiful. Now, Let go.