This Book helps me: Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

“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 they leave. And thank God for it.”

…, says Richard from Texas in Eat Pray Love, a book that was a real surprise and revelation to me. I was not expecting too much – I just liked the film with Julia Roberts about a woman (Elizabeth Gilbert – the author of this memoir), who decided after a bad divorce to break with her daily routine and to spend the next year in Italy (Rome), India (in an Ashram) and Indonesia (Bali). I really thought the book is mostly about traveling and accidentally finding the love of her life. But no, actually it’s very spiritual and about finding her true self (and accidentally the love of her life 😉 ). It includes some of the most inspiring sentences I’ve ever read. My favorite among them is Richard’s quote about soul mates, which makes completely sense to me and my own experiences. To read this was nothing less than a revelation. And because the book deals a lot with divorce and the separation from a person you love, it even was possible for me to go on with reading in the last days and finding some lines that were comforting and inspiring. Like these:

“Problem is, you can’t accept that this relationship had a real short shelf life. You’re like a dog at the dump, baby – you’re just lickin’ an empty tin can, trying to get more nutrition out of it. And if you’re not careful, that can’s gonna stuck on your snout forever and makes your life miserable. So drop it.” (Richard from Texas again – wise guy!)

“I know a cure for a broken heart.” Authoritatively, and in a doctorly manner, Wayan ticked off on her fingers the six elements of her Fail-Proof Broken Heart Curing Treatment: “Vitamin E, get much sleep, drink much water, travel to a place far away from the person you loved, meditate and teach your heart that this is destiny.””

I thank you all for your great support during the last days. You were an enormous help and I promise, I will give my best to going back to normal as soon as possible… and this blog will be it already monday…

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