Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tip#417: Some Things Change – Eat Pray Love

There is glorious sunshine here now since the heavy rain on Christmas Day (see previous tip#416). It's the 2nd part of my vacation here in Santa Barbara, California. I've been coming here since I was 3 years old and there is a timeless quality to this sunny serene town. There are beautiful mountains, rolling hills, palm trees, hidden beaches, fantastic food and warm people. Some things never change.

And yet some things do change. I was sad to discover that the Borders and Barnes & Noble bookstores on State St. were closing down. They have been fixtures there for decades and now they are selling off everything at a discount including ALL the shelving and display units.

I was told it was due to the recession, lease changes and mostly the growth of online internet sales. I loved going to these bookstores for years and now they'll be gone. It was a big mirror for my own intense year of change (see tip#400).

Eat Pray Love 2010

The movie Eat Pray Love is based on a true story of Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) losing her money, home and marriage and then finding her passion again in Italy, India and Bali. It's an epic movie about change. By embracing change Liz was able to make room for a new phase in her life.

There is a scene in India where she is told this: "If you could clear out all that space in your mind you'd have a doorway. And you know what the universe will do? Rush in! Everything else will take care of itself."

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Exciting New Year

I feel blessed that I was able to return to Santa Barbara and Las Vegas at this time. I've been able to re-energize after a year of the biggest changes I've ever experienced in my life and career. I've recharged my batteries with the love of the many relatives and friends here. And, thanks to Christmas gifts, I have a brand new wardrobe that make me FEEL like a million bucks! It's a fantastic start to an exciting, prosperous new year!

And when I return home my goal is to donate most of my old clothes. I'm letting go of old energy of my previous life. I'm clearing a space for the universe to rush in!

Whatever changes you've experienced this year get ready for an exciting new year. Believe that change is just part of purging the old and bringing in new, thrilling opportunities into your life. Find the courage to make space and your dreams and goals will rush in!


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Candice Frederick said...

yes! i loved that quote too! one of the more inspiring movies i've seen this yr

Sheri Zampelli AKA Gal VanIZed said...

Happy New Year Emmanuel

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Thanks Candice. And thanks for all your comments in 2010. Always appreciated hearing from a fellow movie lover!


Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Happy New Year to you too Sheri! So happy we connected in 2010 and always loved receiving your comments.


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