By: Elizabeth Gilbert
I read a book recently that was apparently appealing to enough people that it was made into a film. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is the story of a woman who goes through a spiritual transformation, certainly not a new theme but definitely an appealing one in this day and age. To accomplish her lofty goal, she travels the world for an entire year and does spiritual things, like learn how to enjoy her own company in Italy by teaching herself how to enjoy simple pleasures guilt free, visiting an Ashram in India to learn devotion then ultimately finding a way to become comfortable enough with herself in Bali that she could feel free enough to love someone without all those pesky co-dependency issues. All that is fine and good and hundreds of people can relate to her plight. Awakening one day, and I don’t just mean getting up in the morning, I mean having an epiphany, a big realization that you have become a round peg trying to force yourself into the square hole that your life has become.