Eat pray love (The book)

I loved every page of this book…

The ending left me wanting to embrace Elizabeth Gilbert and the book, not because of the love story, but something she said that has transformed my thinking.  At the end she describes a belief of the Zen Buddhists…

They say that an oak tree is brought into creation by two forces at the same time. Obviously, there is the acorn from which it all begins, the seed which holds all the promise and potential, which grows into the tree. Everybody can see that. But only a few can recognize that there is another force operating here as well- the future tree itself, which wants so badly to exist that it pulls the acorn into being, drawing the seedling forth with longing out of the void, guiding the evolution from nothingness to maturity. In this respect, say the Zens, it is the oak tree that creates the very acorn from which it was born.”



One comment

  1. sumanyav · December 9, 2010

    Beautiful passage from the book, Ishma. Wordworth says in one of his poems (i forget which) “child is father of man” and i think he meant something similar.

    As i said, i dont think the book has any literary value, but i liked her candid description of what she was going through emotionally. And written in a very engaging style.

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