Monday, April 23, 2007

"Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert

I read this book while house sitting last week. It's about a woman who goes through a harsh divorce only to question herself and her life. In an attempt to heal, she travels to Italy, India, and Indonesia. The tale is poignant, honest, and comforting. The most important idea I took away from her novel was there is a time to heal, a time to get out the vacuum to get down to the dirty work of cleaning up oneself, then to thrive in the progress made with all the previous difficult work. In order to truly heal, there is no skirting the daunting and tremendously demanding self work. She gives hope the rewards are worth it.

I do not want to give away any of the novel so I won't write much more, but "Eat, Pray, Love" was a good book from which anyone can take away a valuable lesson about life, love, and spirituality.

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