August 20, 2010
Living a balanced life? ......Whatever!
ANYWAY...there was a point in the movie that hit the hardest (that I didn't see in the book) and I couldn't wait to blog about it. Our star of the movie was in search for balance and peace. During her last three months, she was feeling as though balance was attained and continued to practice morning meditation and daily visits to her "mentor" for guidance and wisdom. Then (of course) a man walked into the picture. All practice and maintenance went out the window as she fell madly in lust/love. For fear of loosing everything she has worked for, she ended the relationship.
I have a friend who has admitted she is fearful to date as she may gain weight going out for dinners and such. She sticks to her strict regime of food that borders ritualistic and, while she has the body she wants, she isn't sharing herself with anyone. That's not wellness, balance, or living in my opinion. That is a good pursuit gone bad.
As far as "Eat, Pray, Love" is concerned, take a break from the violence, sex, swearing, aggression, and negativity we constantly see in the movies and go see this film. But beware subject matter includes; self forgiveness, mindfulness, giving back, and the like..sometimes these subject are scarier than any horror movie.
But living a balanced life?....Whatever!