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post #21 of 79
Originally Posted by BugMacGee View Post
So I'm anxious to find out abouy WAyan's house.
Me too! We must be at the same place! I am almost done.
post #22 of 79
I had never heard of the book until I saw Gilbert on Oprah a few months ago. (She has since made a 2nd appearance)

I watched the episode on DVR and was doing chores at the same time. By the end of the show, I was riveted to the TV. I have since it watched it several times and am now halfway thru the book.

One thing she discussed on the show was how we could make a spiritual journey without leaving home. She recommended that you do three things a day:

Each morning, ask yourself what you REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want. Write it down.

Each night, ask yourself what what was your happiest moment of the day. Write it down and review it to see if patterns emerge.

Third, change your mantra. As she says, we all have one, whether we realize it or not. It is often negative, like, what an idiot I am. She suggests we change it to a positive one that helps us fulfill our potential.

I don't know if those things are in the book or not. But they seem quite compelling.

post #23 of 79
Originally Posted by BugMacGee View Post

I'm so inspired to get back into meditation. Even though I'm not very good at it. But I guess that's ok.
honest question, no snark at all!- how is one "good" or "not good" at meditation?
post #24 of 79
I don't know. I just don't have much time in which to do it really.
post #25 of 79
I read this book about a year ago. I really enjoyed it, enough to buy a copy to keep, which is really rare for me. It was the Pray section that got me most.
post #26 of 79
.... all right ....

this thread has sparked my interest in this book ....

I'm off to my local library's website to place it 'on hold'.
post #27 of 79
... I'm back ....

I am 230++ on the 'wait list' for this book.

I see that there is a lot of interest in this book .....
post #28 of 79
Someone loaned me the audio book on CD. I'm up to chapter 34 in 4 days...I can't get enough. It is an AMAZING book, especially to me right now (going through a divorce, trying to find a new path, questioning everything) and IMO it really adds to the book to have her (Liz Gilbert the author) read it on CD.
post #29 of 79
ok i'm reading this book and i am so moved and inspired and in love! . i haven't even gotten into the triple digits, yet! doesn't she just make you want to let yourself out? doesn't she just make it seems so doable? *sigh*
post #30 of 79
Originally Posted by mommaof3boz View Post
I also was like : reading the Eat portion of the book. I am enjoying the book however; I wouldn't say it's gonna be a OH MY GOSH ITS AMAZING book. I wouldn't read it twice.
I agree with you.

I read it, and I did like it. I found all three sections very enlightening and entertaining. I especially liked her description of the harmony/connection between all faiths.

While it was a good book and I did enjoy it, I couldn't understand what all the hype was about.

I would recommend the book to anyone, though. She's a good author.
post #31 of 79
Originally Posted by e(Lisa)beth View Post
I read this book about a year ago. I really enjoyed it, enough to buy a copy to keep, which is really rare for me. It was the Pray section that got me most.
Yes, I also really liked the Pray section, but the other two sections were good, as well.
post #32 of 79
I just finished the book last night. I liked it but it's not one of my top reads. I do like her writing style - very intimate, maybe too intimate at times.
I was starting to get tired of her by the end of the book so I guess Bali was my least favorite part. Like someone said above, the book got a little too self indulgent.
post #33 of 79
Just starting it, there is a bookclub my mom attends & I was asked to come too. This is Januarys book. Januarys meeting is Thursday & I have to pass this onto mom. So either I read fast, or, I finish reading after the meeting haha.

I'll be back to comment on what I think eventually, just wanted to help myself find the thread again.
post #34 of 79
Thread Starter 
OK maybe I'm to shallow or something for this book??? It seemed good at first, but after a bit, all I can hear is blah blah. I am in the middle of Pray and can't get myself to finish for some reason. I have read two or three other books in the past two weeks and haven't picked it up for days. I'm not a harlequin romance gal or anything. I just can't get into this book. ANYONE besides me like this?? Several people I work with raved on and on about how good it is...
post #35 of 79
Well, it wasn't my favorite book ever. I'd give it a resounding *meh*
post #36 of 79
I didn't care for it. I passed it onto the next friend pretty quick. Maybe she will like it better than I did.
post #37 of 79
i just finished!! it makes me want to search for my long lost yoga mat and dust it off again. it is such a pure story,plus i love the way she writes.
post #38 of 79
I also just finished. I am a very quick reader and this book has taken me over a month to read, with many breaks to read other books. I tried to ponder whether or not I really "liked" it and am still not sure. There were many things that just struck me wrong. Granted, I HATE self-help books with a passion.

I did enjoy a couple of the meditation ideas, especially the part where she welcomed her darkness into her heart. I've heard that type of thing described in other ways but this really struck a chord with me.
post #39 of 79
Thread Starter 

That is all.
post #40 of 79
i enjoyed reading about her meditations, the healer, etc. but she came off self-absorbed to the point it was very irritating.
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