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Elizabeth Gilbert

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Elizabeth Gilbert is an award-winning writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Her short story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award, and her novel Stern Men was a New York Times notable book. Her 2002 book The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critic’s Circle Award.

Her memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, spent 57 weeks in the #1 spot on the New York Times paperback bestseller list. It has shipped over 6 million copies in the US and has been published in over thirty languages. A film adaptation of the book was released by Columbia Pictures with an all star cast: Julia Roberts as Gilbert, Javier Bardem as Felipe, James Franco as David, Billy Crudup as her ex-husband and Rich...more


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Elizabeth Gilbert Rhonda, I am so sorry to hear this. I have been there, and so have many others, and I can promise you that there is life on the other side. The only…moreRhonda, I am so sorry to hear this. I have been there, and so have many others, and I can promise you that there is life on the other side. The only advice I can give you in such a simple format as this is to begin (today) to TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF. Try an experiment: Treat yourself as if you are the most precious thing on earth. No judgement, no self-hatred, no shame. Imagine that you are your own angel, and begin there. What does Rhonda need? Take care of her. She is in your care. I send you blessings, and promises that lives can change. I don't know anyone who ever changed their life that didn't begin exactly where you are now: On the bathroom floor. I wish I could help you more, but I send you all my love.(less)
Elizabeth Gilbert Hello Sarah! Look at it from a cosmic perspective...what have you come here on earth to do with your life? I made a vow to myself when I was about 15…moreHello Sarah! Look at it from a cosmic perspective...what have you come here on earth to do with your life? I made a vow to myself when I was about 15 years old that I would be a writer. I didn't promise the universe that I would be a good writer; only that I would WRITE. So I write. And I release the outcome, because the outcome is none of my business. Most of what blocks us is fear about criticism, fear we aren't good enough. But forget about that — what matters only is the process. Set your timer for 30 min a day, and begin. (less)
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“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master...”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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