Eat, Pray, Love Essay

2203 Words Apr 4th, 2011 9 Pages
Megan Chudzik
WRT 120-86
Dr. Schugar
Final Draft
December 13, 2010
A Woman’s Search for Everything Have you ever wanted to put your life on pause and travel the world around the world for a year? Elizabeth Gilbert does just this in her New York Times Bestseller Eat, Pray, Love. Although I have never traveled the world, I once experienced my own escape from reality. During the summer before my junior year in high school, I quit everything to go live in Ocean City, New Jersey with my mom. I quit my travel basketball team, my high school basketball team, and my job. Many people viewed my decision as selfish and irresponsible. I believe some people need to spend time getting to know themselves before they can establish a relationship
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She continuously found herself wondering about her divorce and the pain she experienced in the marriage. Eventually she stops denying these thoughts and approaches them. She realizes that she has to dismiss these thoughts in order to move on with her life. This helped her remove the negative things in her life and helped her find her true self so she could start over with a happy life. During her time in India, one of her yoga instructors asked her, Why do we practice yoga? The response to this question could be different for everyone. Gilbert’s response was, “But Yoga can also mean trying to find God through meditation, through scholarly study, through the practice of silence, through devotional service or through mantra” (223). Her purpose to yoga was not only to relax, but also to find God through the silence and mediation.
To find love is one of the most difficult things to do in life. Sometimes love can stumble right upon you or be something that has developed over many years of dating. Most people stress everyday about the complications you encounter when trying to find the perfect soul mate. Dating is comparable to a trial and error process that goes on until you find the right person for you. Love is something that is very hard to put into words because how can you define love? There is no true way to define love because love can be different in everyone’s eyes. The perfect example of unexpected love is in the movie Nights in Rodanthe. Adrienne was

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