There is one book in this world that I have found so far that ALWAYS has a quote for my mood and my emotions….Thank you, Elizabeth Gilbert, for giving us your story through “Eat, Pray, Love”. Such a beautiful gift that I carry with me daily. Today, it was just what I needed…again 😉
“At some point, as Richard keeps telling me, you gotta let go and sit still and allow contentment to come to you.
Letting go, of course, is a scary enterprise for those of us who believe that the world revolves only because it has a handle on the top of it which we personally turn, and that if we were to drop this handle for even a moment, well – that would be the end of the universe. But try dropping it….Sit quietly for now and cease your relentless participation. Watch what happens. The birds do not crash dead out of the sky in mid-flight, after all. The trees do not wither and die, the rivers do not run red with blood. Life continues to go on…. Why are you so sure that your micromanagement of every moment in this whole world is so essential? Why don’t you let it be?”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
She also says this about letting go and forgiveness that weighs us down. As some have said, it’s the apology we never get that is the most important apology to forgive.
“Offer it up personally,then. Right now. I thought of how many people go to their graves unforgiven and unforgiving. I thought of how many people have had siblings or friends or children or lovers disappear from their lives before precious words of clemency or absolution could be passed along. How do the survivors of terminated relationships ever endure the pain of unfinished business? From that place of meditation, I found the answer-you can finish the business yourself, from within yourself. It’s not only possible, it’s essential.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love