Noteworthy Quotations of Eat Pray Love

Be lonely…learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life…but never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.

You must be very polite with yourself when you are learning something new

Il dolce far niente

The beauty of doing nothing… a cherished Italian ideal. The beauty of doing nothing is the goal of all your work. The final accomplishment for which you are most highly congratulated. The more exquisitely and delightfully you can do nothing, the higher your life’s achievement. You don’t need to be necessarily rich in order to experience this either.

L’arte d’arrangiarsi

A saying in Italian which means, the art of making something out of nothing. The art of turning a few simple ingredients into a feast or a few gathered friends into a festival. Anyone in for happiness can do this, not only the rich.

Beauty attracts beauty

One should only trust things one can experience themselves

In a world of disorder, disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted. Only artistic excellence is incorruptible.

The expansion of one person and the magnification of one’s life is indeed an act of worth in this world. Even if that life happens to be nobody’s but my own. 

Yoga in Sanskrit can be translated as union…. the task at hand is to find union between mind and body.

True yoga neither competes with nor precludes any other religion

The yogic path is about disentangling the built in glitches of the human condition …..the heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment…

You bear god within you, you wreach and know it not

You are what you think. Your emotions are the slave to your thoughts and you are the slave to your emotions 

You are never where you are, you are always either digging in the past or poking at the future but rarely do you rest in this moment 

You must never allow yourself to fall apart because once you do, it becomes a tendency 

The resting place for mind is the heart

The most difficult challenge…was to not stir up the intellect during meditation. For any thoughts of the mind even the most fervent prayers will extinguish the fire… 

People think that your soul mate is your perfect fit and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror , the person that shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so (that) you can change your life. A true soul mate is the most important person you will meet who will tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with your soul mate forever? Naaaah! 

You gotta stop wearing your wish bone where your back bone outta be.

There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history- how much do you love me? (Love) and who is in charge? (Control)

Eventually everything goes away

Devotion is diligence without assurance and faith is …saying yes I pre-accept the terms of universe and I embrace in advance what I am presently incapable of understanding. Faith is walking face first full speed into the dark.

The day is ending it’s time to end something that was beautiful into something else that is beautiful, now let go and watch the stars come out on the outside and the inside

Your wish for resolution is a prayer, your being here is a response

When the karma of the relationship is done, only love remains, it’s safe let go 

You will not advance even one inch closer to divinity as long as you cling to even one last seductive thread of blame. As smoking is to lungs, so is resentment to the soul.

God dwells within you, as you

Smile with face, smile with mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy 

Happiness is the consequences of personal effort … you have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings and once you have achieved a state of happiness you must never become lax about maintaining it. 

It’s easy enough to pray when you are in distress, but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments.

All the sorrow and trouble of this world is caused by unhappy people…. the search for contentment is therefore not merely a self preserving and self benefiting act but also a generous gift to the world.

When you set out in the world to help yourself, you inevitably end up helping…everyone.

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