USA – August 13, 2010 Philippines – September 29, 2010
I’m too excited to watch Elizabeth Gilbert’s spiritual journey on film. I read the book at a time I was trying to find what I really wanted in life. I wrote in an old post… Everytime I read the book, I cry, I laugh, I crave for pasta and gelato, I hate the author, I learn, I fall in love (again and again) with the 3 I’s — Italy, India, Indonesia… and ‘attraversiamo’ got added to my vocabulary.
An excerpt from the book —
[My guru] says that people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you are fortunate enough. But that’s not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. 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…