Saturday, September 11, 2010

Eat,Pray,Love; (Filipino point of voiew book review)




"(And) Love is always complicated. But still humans must try to love each other, darling. We must get our hearts broken sometimes. This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
-Felipe


I think that sums it all up with the “LOVE” chapter of the book “Eat, Pray, Love”. In the memoir Liz is went to Bali, Indonesia not to look for love but to find balance since according to her the Balinese are experts of living a balance life of pleasure and devotion. She found balance indeed in Bali when she found love. More than that love she found in Bali is a conscious choice for her not an addiction unlike before. At the end the island of Bali taught her how to keep herself grounded once again through a unique way of meditation, sitting still and smiling which was taught by her by the warm hearted medicine man Ketut Liyer which became a new way of devotion. The pleasure she found by falling in love with Felipe and simply taking a plunge with him into LOVE made her a differnet person. A very good ending to a memorable and inspiring memoir.

When we were young love seems so dreamy with pictures of a Prince rescuing a damsel in distress and when we had the chance to know what real love is we realized that it is not all bliss because you have to feel pain to know what real love is. Love might be complicated to a lot of us but it something everyone is searching and needing for. I am blessed that I have found real love. We have different meanings of love depending on what we went through with our partners but more importantly love is being selfless, to put the other person’s needs first than yours. You need to erase yourself for the sake of the other that is what love is for me just pure unconditional love.

Love will always be difficult to comprehend but once you have it in your life it really does not matter anymore as long as you have it.

The book has enriched many people including mine. It has given me the chance to know the possibilities of life and of love. I am blessed that I am given the chance to live life today to the fullest and this I treasure most.

If we believe that we are bound for more and if we work on it the universe will help us. I pray that everyone of us will have the chance to know find our simple pleasures in life may it be through food, travel, friends, family, or as simple as laughter. I pray that we might find our simple devotions in life which will help us shape our future. I pray that we will find one true love which will inspire us more to live life to the fullest.

EAT, PRAY, LOVE.....these are the three of the few ingredients to make one’s life full, if you have one you are already blessed. Cherish life because it cherishes you.


M.

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