Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Eat Pray Love

It's been a slow process of reading my book but I finally finished the Pray part of the book about her time at the Ashram.  It was very hard for me to read at times I guess since I'm on a spiritual mission myself.  I underlined a few parts and I want to share them with you.

I got to thinking about how much time I spend in my life crashing around like a great gasping fish, either squirming away from some uncomfortable distress or flopping hungrily toward ever more pleasure.  And I wondered whether it might serve me (and those who are burdened with the task of loving me) if I could learn to stay still and endure a bit more without getting dragged along on the potholed road of circumstance. 

If faith were rational, it wouldn't be -- by definition -- faith.  Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch.  Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark.  If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be...a prudent insurance policy.
I'm not interested in the insurance industry.  I'm tired of being a skeptic, I'm irritated by spiritual prudence and I feel bored and parched by empirical debate.  I don't want to hear it anymore.  I couldn't care less about evidence and proof and assurances.  I just want God.  I want God inside me.  I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on water.

**From Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.**

I want God to play in my bloodstream the way the sunlight amuses itself on the water.  Isn't that just beautiful!!!  Elizabeth Gilbert sure has a wonderful way with words!  I can relate to this more than I will ever understand.  I guess everyone feels this way from time to time.  Being able to relate to someone and what they are thinking about certain topics.  I've always felt like I was on a personal mission to know God more and to be able to have him in my bloodstream.

Next, I read about Love.

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