Monday, March 22, 2010

Eat, Pray...Love

"Many of us dont [have a quiet mind]. Many of us look into the fire and only see the inferno.... Instead of being amused though, I am only anxious. Instead of watching, I am always probing, interfering...

I have searched frantically for contentment for so many years in so many ways and all of these acquisitions and accomplishments - they run you down in the end. Life, if you keep chasing it so hard, will drive you to death.

Time - when pursued like a bandit - will behave like one; always remaining one country or one room ahead of you, changing its name and hair colour to elude you, slipping out of the back door of the motel as you're banging through the lobby with your newest search warrant, leaving a burning cigarette in the ashtray to taunt you.

At some point, you have to stop because it won't. You have to admit you wont catch it. That you're not supposed to catch it. At some point, you have to let go and sit still and allow contentment to come to you."

Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert.

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