Friday, July 9, 2010

swimming the moat

darling friends,

"you need to swim the moat if you want to get to the castle."

I love movie previews.  There's a sense of anticipation of the future in watching them.  When I went to see Eclipse I saw the trailer for a movie that I'm sure will touch me.  Eat Pray Love, which not surprisingly was a  book before it was a major motion picture, is come to theaters in August.  I can't wait for it to come out.  While I think it preaches elements of Buddhism, the message in general, is beautiful.  I'm buying the book today!

The premise of the story is a woman lost, missing from her own life who finds herself through food, prayer, and love.  She travels to Italy, India, and ends her year in Bali, in a journey to the center of her life, to discovering who she really is--what is in the core of her soul.  How beautiful.  
                            r i s k    e v e r y t h i n g 
                            l e t      y o u r s e l f     g o

 E   A   T
*have a relationship with your food.  Today, for lunch, I had my favorite guacamole, lime chips, and a tuna sandwich + peach!! It was physically filling.  And, I'm baking cookies later to bring with me to Long Island tomorrow =)

P  R  A  Y
*"If you could clear out all the space in your mind you know what the universe would do?  Rush in!"  Today, I prayed for trust.  It was spiritually filling.

The author of Eat Pray Love explained that you "need to find a tiny little corner of your life where you can begin to ask yourself those burning essential questions of your life.  Who am I?  Where am I going?  What am I here for?"  

L  O  V  E
*I snuggled with my dogs this morning for an extra half hour in bed.  It filled my heart.
"You don't need a man, baby, you need a champion."
I am  s t r o n g e r !
my   h  o  p  e
my   f  a  i  t  h
my   t  r  u  t  h
my   c  o  u  r  a  g  e

this is going to be a good life.  I promise.

Love Always,


Maria said...

Amanda... I read this and comment with tear filled eyes...

Eating, no problem... just need to slow down and Eat like the French women do...
Pray... my chocolate for the soul...
what I reach for instead of anything else when "I'm thirsty & hungry"

Love ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ everyone more selflessly and unconditonally
{my moment of self reflection}

I love you ♥

Diana said...

I've heard of "eat, Pray, LOve".Just can't remember where! I should go check out the book it sounds good as does your lunch, I'm starving!!! Love Di ♥

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