Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tip#381: Find Empowering Resources for Your Life Transition – Eat Pray Love

"Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation."
 Eat Pray Love (2010)

Hot on the heels of seeing the astounding Scott Pilgrim vs. The World movie I went to see Eat Pray Love with several friends. Despite the negative reviews I found this movie to be one of the most powerful I've seen this year. In fact at the end and throughout the entire credits I couldn’t stop crying.

I was deeply affected because there were so many parallels in the story with my own current life transitions. The foundations of my home and my direction in life and career have been shaken up just like the heroine named Liz. In her story she looses all her money, stores all her belongings in storage and lets go of the old life she was living. This was a very emotional mirror for me to watch.

And yet the film is filled with an overflowing series of insights and messages on how to overcome the pain of life changes. You will find many empowering tips for finding yourself again. There were lessons Liz learns that I already discovered from my challenges and there were many more that I can now apply to my current situation. This movie has already helped me be more confident in KNOWING I will unearth the direction my life and career are destined to go.

Eat Pray Love 2010

Based on the true story and best selling book Eat Pray Love stars Julia Roberts as Liz Gilbert who travels around the world to rediscover who she is. She travels to Italy to experience the pleasures of eating then to India to learn the power of prayer and finally Bali where she discovers how to love again.

Through the vibrant characters she meets Liz begins to look at life in a whole new perspective. A medicine man in Bali gives her a drawing of a figure with four legs signifying that she stay very grounded and to look at life through her heart instead of her head. In Italy she meets a man who explains the true nature of pleasure that is not fully understood or practiced in North America.

Self-Discovery Can Be Enjoyable

Every day since I saw this film I remember another empowering message. I recommend to anyone going through a big life transition right now to see Eat Pray Love and discover this as a powerful resource. If you've read the book I suggest putting aside expectations and let the cinematic version unfold for you to drink in.

Self-discovery can be an enjoyable experience if you wish it to be. Traveling around the world is one glorious way of doing this. Movies are another where you can learn life lessons from the movie heroes who overcome their adversities. Whatever resources you choose to help you in your times of change always remember to enjoy the journey!

P.S. I am sipping a delicious vanilla bean latte from Second Cup as I write this! See tip#380

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
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Tom Gores said...

I've read the book before and I love the idea of the writer when she found her redemption in all of her aspects in life.

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your comment. I haven't read the book yet though I found out that Liz Gilbert does the audio book herself so that excites me!


Head Health Nut said...

Wow, what a great review post, Emmanuel! I'll have to check out this movie. :)

Someone referred me to a TED video with Liz Gilbert speaking on genius - it's a fabulous talk and worth the 20 minutes:

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Many thanks Steph! Let me know what you think of movie. I want to see a 2nd time asap.

And thanks for the TED video link of Liz Gilbert. I just watched and LOVED IT! It was so meaningful to me! You are such an intuitive health advisor especially health of the soul!