Recently to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert published a book of short stories titled "Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It". Although my submission was not successful, I share it with you to show you that life is lived and a career is born, by living in the moment.
The busier you are, the more you need to build in time for rest and rejuvenation. Without committing to time for yourself, you will find a way to fill your time with busy work and stray tasks. Do this for too long, and you will burnout. It's inevitable.
If one more sun-kissed expat walks up the steps from yoga class without his shirt on, while the sun is pouring down on his perfect body and long tousled hair, I am going to slap the living daylights out of that mosquito that is terrorizing my ankle. I just murdered a mosquito.
Elizabeth Gilbert never knew her great-grandmother. While unpacking boxes of old books, she rediscovered her cookbook At Home on the Range first published in 1947 and met her for the first time through her witty and warm writing.
What's different about this academy is that there are no right or wrong answers, no definitive paths to result in a definitive outcome, no interpretation of data that will deliver either a passing or failing grade.
Gilbert prays the way Jesus prayed. The Buddha, too. So, what kind of praying is this? Silence. Stillness. Some call it meditation -- the kind of praying Jesus instructed his followers to practice (Matthew 6:6).