Lessons Learned from Eat Pray Love..

11:11 PM

its been a long time since I've last updated this blog.. I was in Manila.. without a good internet connection (Globe Tattoo in which i need to go out at my condo's balcony just to get a good signal.. struggle!) so instead of spending too much time in the internet, i just check my mail and Facebook and go back to watching series..

so I posted this a few days go in my Facebook notes.. without realizing I have a blog and it should be there as well.. so here it goes.. a repost from my FB notes..



you read the book.. or maybe you haven't.. its a very good read that i recommend every woman should have one.. :)

i haven't seen the movie yet..  and yes, i am soooo excited to see the movie adaptation of the hugely successful novel by Elizabeth Gilbert.. like the thousand others who read the book, laughed with it, traveled with it and have been so much inspired upon reading it..

August-September 2010 is somewhat my own version of an Eat Pray Love journey (mostly eat.. haha.. ndi pa tpos ang journey e).. and im glad i've read the book at least it was somewhat easier before life woke me up and brought me to a crossroad (you wake up and ask yourself... Am I making the right choices, is this the path i want to be in, am i living my life or just letting life pass by, what are the things i want to experience, how do i measure success?)


Life has a strange way of kicking you in the pants.. even balls :) to the point when the wall you've hidden throughout this years will crumble  :)

Luxury is not always a mark of success, and that letting go may be the one thing you need to do to hold on to what is truly important to you.

Being Alone Does Not Mean Being Lonely - its fun being with friends.. but its also a rewarding experience to enjoy your own company.. do silly and crazy things people wouldn't think you can do.. and do it just once.. not too much.. (try drinking, smoking, try face painting, try costumes, try Brazilian, etc.)

Focus on the good things in your life and force yourself to write down at least one a day. You’ll soon see that life balances the good with the bad. Stop focusing on the bad.

Let Go Of Control – Trying to control every last detail of your life can make you sicker than you realise. Life is about living. Life is not linear, rather it spins off into many directions. Control the things you can and assume the strength and wisdom to cope with those you can’t.

Expect the unexpected

Eat.. discover a new restau.. try a new cuisine.. treat yourself to that restau/cafe you've always dreamt of trying.. a little indulgence to reward yourself for a good work.. good deed.. and be less afraid of dining alone..

Take risks.. do something new and challenging everyday..

Be thankful for your blessings and in return do something for someone.. We are so caught up in getting the best of everything.. latest gadgets, clothes.. we are too pressured about other things that we forget to realize just how truly blessed we are every day. 

Explore New Places..  a trip to a place you've never been before.. you'll never know what / who you might discover

TELL THE TRUTH, TELL THE TRUTH, TELL THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to yourself.. to others.. letting it all out is a way of acceptance and healing and forgiving..

You will have to make huge choices -- some people are going to agree and like what you do, and some will not, but np matter what, choose the path that would make you happy, and don't have any regrets about choosing it.. make decisions for yourself, not about anyone, but just for the sakd of your own happiness..


Fave book quotes: (wrote them on my journal while reading the book)
* To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life
* I am stronger than Depression and braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.
* Someday you're gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You'll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing...
* 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 leave. 
* This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.
* In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place.
* Prayer is a relationship
* When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you've just wandered off the path, that you'll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and its time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you dont even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.

sana meron din akong Ketut.. or a Rabbi.. i have yet to find that mentor.. and i have yet to learn an new language :)

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