Sunday, March 30, 2008

Eat, Pray Love

So recently after going through a difficult breakup I finally found the strength to read the book "Eat, Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. My mother had been hounding me about the book for weeks because she said the main character had many personality traits that reminded her of me. Of course when she mentioned this I was not in a state of mind to want to see any of that. However, in the two weeks since moving back home I have found that this book is amazing. Any woman who hasn't read this book should go out and buy it immediately. It has something to teach everyone. I believe my favorite part of the book is when Richard from Texas explains his definition of soulmates:
A true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you
everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your own
attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most
important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and
smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever. Nah. Too painful.
Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself
to you, and then they leave. And thank God for it
I found myself rereading this quote over and over in my head. It took me a really long time to wrap my brain around this definition. But ultimately it made sense. I can't believe how amazing this book really is!

3 comments:

katinkalot said...

Amanda,
I just ended a relationship a few months ago that was destined for marriage. After that I read a lot of books to discover me like Eat, Pray, Love.
I recommend "Trail of Crumbs" and "The Sharper Your Knife the Less You Cry"
Both are memoirs centered on a woman's relationship with men and food. They are awesome.
Katherine Massoth

Amanda Lynn said...

Thank you so much! I've been looking for a new book to read!

Chris said...

I really like that definition of soul mates. Very deep thought and yeah.. I'd never think to define it that way, but in the same way it makes complete sense.. Or as much sense as I can think it would...

But. Post more. Its been nearly a week!