Thursday, August 11, 2011

Eat Pray Love

I just got finished read the book Eat Love Pray. I was starting to feel like the last person on earth yet to read it.
I like millions of others feel in love. What an amazing, well writing, honest book...loved it!

As I say time and time again when the student is ready the teacher will come. I have not been meditating...praying a whole heap, but not meditating. This book awakened me to the idea of meditation. I am grateful.

My very favorite part was when her and her friend were driving and she was struggling not knowing when a settlement agreement would be made in her divorce. Her friend asked her if she had asked right there in the car she wrote a letter to God asking and then explaining why it would be best for her, her loved ones and the universe if a settlement would happen. Then she took a nap...after she woke her phone was her lawyer letting her know that a settlement had been reached. God always, always, always answers are prayers sometimes it's not as quick as this story, and sometimes the answer is no, but he always answers.

Have you read eat pray love? And if so what did you think?


  1. I didn't read the book, but just recently saw the movie and got the most relaxing, sense of peace while watching it - I don't ever take time to truly understand or truly enjoy the small things in life - this movie made me want to get better at this in my life....I thought it was very uplifting - loved the spirituality of it, the meditation - accepting life on life's terms - if you get a chance and don't have time to read the book - rent the movie :)

    I also just finished The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue today - my 1st thought when finished was "damn - if he can get sober after all of his daily (and I mean round the clock daily) heroin, cocaine, pills, pot, jack daniels (he once injected JD into his veins - WOW) use - I KNOW I CAN STAY SOBER" - his story was so incredibly raw, real, uninhibited...He was even pronounced dead 2 times and came back....the second & last OD that he coded and came back from, he woke up in the hospital, ripped the IV's out of his arms, hitched a ride home from 2 teenage girls and immediately had a needle back in his arm - AMAZING! I know our addiction isn't heroin, but in my mind addiction is addiction...he's now been sober since like '98 I believe - it's late and I'm too lazy to find the book in my dark hotel room to fact check. Just thought I would share - sometimes reading addiction memoirs of those that went way down deeper into the bowels of addiction than I did helps me to stay sober and remind me where I NEVER want to go. Next up on the reading list is "Best Kept Secret" - if you've read it, let me know what you thought w/out giving too much of it away :)

    Been sitting at the bar at the lake on the water watching The Kentucky Headhunters perform for the past 3 hours and don't have any desire whatsoever to be as drunk as many of the people are down there....talked to lots of strangers and had a great time - great people watching - had fun with Tom's business clients - the concert is still going strong and I can hear them very clearly singing Once Bitten Twice Shy by Poison as I the heck am I gonna be able to sleep ???? haha

    Hugs to everyone and goodnite :)

  2. Hi Emily,
    I think I'm the only person on the planet who didn't like the book. I saw the author on Oprah and was anxious to read it. I think it was so hyped up by the time I got around to it (turns out the show I saw with the author, was a rerun). I will definitely rent the movie and probably love it. Love Julia Roberts!

    Hope you got some rest with all that rockin' and rollin' going on.
    You are a very brave woman and an incredible wife! When I was six months sober, my husband and his brother and sister-in-law, wanted to take me to my favorite restaurant to celebrate. I was pumped! Before we picked up said couple, I asked my husband to please walk around the shopping center with me if we had to wait, as we had no reservations. He agreed. When we arrived, there was an hour wait! His bro asked if he wanted to get a drink. Without missing a beat, he said sure. My sister-in-law, kind of sensing something was up, said let's go window shopping. All I could do was follow her out the door and put on a "fake face" for the rest of the hour. I guess all the walking helped me because dinner went well. But, my point is, I really needed, wanted and had asked for his support. And in the 15 minute car ride, it totally left his head. In retrospect, I was so naive. Two weeks later he announced he wanted a divorce, which is why I quit drinking in the first place! So, two weeks after his announcement, I fell off the wagon. No, that's not true. I JUMPED off the wagon. I was so hurt. I know I'm rambling and this is all the stuff I should talk with my sponsor about. Sadly, I don't have her anymore. I learned she had a fairly recent DUI and I feel I need someone with more time "under her belt". Sorry to ramble.
    Love to all,

  3. Hey Gals,
    Really looking forward to "Sobriety Sunday" post.