Monday, May 16, 2011

There's a fire starting in my heart, Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark

I have loved reading Eat, Pray, Love. It was a big deal for me. A big event in my life. Mostly is caused me to start searching and seeking in a way I haven't in a while. I have now realized that I will be doing this for my whole life. She talks about how everyone and everything has a "word". I think my word might be "seeker". My whole life I feel as if I have been looking for things, people, places. I search in myself and in the world. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed because there is so much I want to do, learn, experience that I just get to overwhelmed. My mother has been aware of this, telling me "Jessica you can't do everything at once. Take it one thing at a time." I used to resent that phrase. Who was going to tell ME that I couldn't do anything I wanted at anytime I wanted. Now I realize that she was saying that to successfully search and experience all that I want to, I GET to experience these things one at a time. Sometimes it will work to have many different things working in my life, but sometimes it wont. My only fear with this is that I will run out of time. Thankfully God has provided me with a future, an eternity wherein I will get to do all, experience all, be all. I'm thankful for my religion and parents for teaching me how to have a personal relationship with God, because I know he has lead me to where I am now. He put this book in my life, as a sort of guiding light which has lead me back to a centered place and back to creating and keeping a personal relationship with him. 
Now that I've rambled for a decent amount I would like to share some quotes from the book. I have way to many favorites to post them all, but I dearly love these ones. 

"There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in." 
 Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

"I think I deserve something beautiful."
Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

"There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts."
Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love

"There is a reason they call God a presence - because God is right here, right now. In the present is the only place to find Him, and now is the only time." 
 Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

"Om Namah Shivaya, meaning,
I honor the divinity that resides within me."
Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

"God dwells within you, as you."
Elizabeth Gilbert

“We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy’s fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure–your perfection–is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the buy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.” - Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

“God is an experience of supreme love.” - Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

“Learning how to discipline your speech is a way of preventing your energies from spilling out of you through the rupture of your mouth, exhausting you and filling the world with words, words, words instead of serenity, peace and bliss.” - Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

“Look for God. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.” - Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

I also now have a burning desire to go to Indonesia. She paints it to be a beautiful powerful place. 

Happy day to you all :)

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