Eat, Pray, Love is a memoir written by Elizabeth Gilbert. It follows the author’s journeys and experiences as she travels to different parts of the world after her divorce. It is an insightful and thought-provoking tale about enjoying the simple pleasures of life, spirituality, and love. With plenty of lessons worth learning, here are some of the things that the book can teach you about life.
“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
Dealing with mistakes and failures
Hearbreaks come in different forms. It could be an end of a relationship like what the author went through. Or it could be a failure that will shake your self-belief and cast doubts about a lot of things in your life. Whatever the cause, dealing with a broken heart can be devastating. But if there is one thing the book can teach you, it would be this: A broken heart does not make you a broken person. Instead, it is a sign that you were courageous enough to try something regardless of the risk of failing.
“It all goes away. Eventually, everything goes away.”
Things get better, always
All things pass. Even the worst things that happen will eventually run their course. So no matter how hopeless the situation may seem you just have to hold on to the thought that it too shall pass and that there will be better days ahead.
“I am a better person when I have less on my plate.”
Less could be more
A busy life filled with so many things to do does not guarantee success and happiness. In fact, it may even hinder them. Living life in the fast lane in constant pursuit of more can be stressful. Accumulating more material possessions and getting more things done that take your time away from the most important things in your life can only add to the needless burdens you have to carry. One of the author’s realizations in the book is that having less actually made her a better person.