I was reminded of something today. Several years ago I read the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. It was an experience for me like I’m sure it was for so many others. I didn’t love the whole story. Parts of it were somewhat slow for the reader, but I’m sure for Liz it was necessary to include in the written account of the lessons she learned. Today I came across this quote from the book on a blog written by someone who I connected with because of that book. We don’t talk or email anymore, but I still make time to read her blog. Thanks for the reminder of where I’ve been and where I’m going.
“I’ve come to believe in something I call the physics of the quest. The rule of quest physics goes something like this: if you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything- from your house to bitter old resentments, and set out on a truth seeking journey- either externally or internally… and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue… and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher… and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.” -Liz Gilbert