Saturday, August 14, 2010

Eat Pray Love

I just got home from having a girl's night with Shannon. We saw the movie Eat Pray Love, and I loved it! (There are very few movies Julia Roberts has done that I don't love.) I am really anxious to read the book now! It's one of those movies that makes you think. Not thinking in terms of trying to figure out the movie, but it made me think about the spiritual and romantic relationships in my life.

In the movie (based on a true story), Liz (played by Julia Roberts) travels to Italy, India, and Bali, basically trying to find herself. She eats, prays, and loves along the way. She has been through some tough times in her relationships with men, and she feels that she loses herself every time she falls in love. I can completely relate to this since I know I have lost myself in some of my relationships. Liz's trouble was that she hadn't spent much of her life as a single woman, so she didn't know how to find that balance. I, though, have spent some significant time being single and learning about myself.

As much as I do enjoy being in a relationship, not being in one for a while has made me realize how important that time to "find yourself" is. Liz got married before she had that opportunity, and her marriage ended as a result. It now makes sense to me why so many people say not to get married too young. I know I'm not the same person I was even a couple years ago. I used to think I was ready for marriage then, but I can now appreciate that I was not. This movie made me realize that my life was not as balanced as it is now. In Liz's quest to find balance in her life, she learns that life isn't always balanced...
"Sometimes losing your balance for love is part of living a balanced life."
Eat Pray Love

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