Eat, Pray, Love

I saw Eat, Pray Love yesterday.  Good movie, just don’t read the book first, or suspend your desire to see “the book” on film and be willing to enjoy the story.

First of all, Julia Roberts once again lives up to her billing, showing depth and scope as she reveals the inner/wordless struggle of growth.  She is able to communicate the pain, angst and inner battle nonverbally, but nothing replaces the depth of inner dialogue from the book. 

so… see the movie, enjoy the visual feast of Italy, the intriguing insight of India and the invitation of Bali… then pick up the book (again if you have already read it) and delve into a journey that can inform your own seeking if you allow, or at the very least, transport you to other worlds to discover more than you imagined. 

Ultimately, both the book and the movie are about the journey to find and embrace your best self.  The divine “fingerprint” within, that gives life meaning, embodies your unique gifts and talents, and provides the template for Be-ing.

There are many lessons in Gilbert’s prose, (you will see them here in more posts) but let’s begin with this one:  

“‘Tis better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else’s perfectly.”

I invite you to think on these words… marinate in them and consider…how are you choosing to LIVE Your Life, not anyone elses, however imperfectly in order to leave your mark, to make a difference, large or small in this world.

my imperfect offering today… is this post.



About susiemiller

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2 Responses to Eat, Pray, Love

  1. This sounds like a great movie…Julia Roberts always does an amazing job in her movies. So what kind of fingerprint am I leaving behind…..great question? I will ponder this question this week Susie….thanks for sharing!

  2. Tracey Marks says:

    Very insightful. It’s so easy to get overfocused on what someone else has or does. The constant comparison can be very destructive.

    Thanks for the review of the movie. Sounds like one I need to see.

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