Ear, Pray & Love
If you’ve read the book, you would’ve felt Liz Gilbert’s emotions with her throughout her journey, empathized with her depression and yet envying her traveling the world for a whole year. I’m sure you have a favourite country out of the three (mine is Bali no doubt!) and laughed out loud at her sense of unique expression and humour.
I picked the book to read because I was drawn to her new found spirituality, and the journey she endured to discover it. When she was in Bali, she spent a lot of time with Ketut Liyer the medicine man. He taught her some simple meditations and one of them really stuck with me and made me feel that mediatation can’t be all that hard to practice.
It’s the Sit and Smile meditation, which can bring you ‘Pretty Power’ since it encourages beauty from within. He advises,’Sit and smile. Smile in every part of your body, even in your liver.’
So smile all the way through and see if that doesn’t work a little bit to start a change in your life and cause a little revolution in your mind. I love this! I would imagine my tiny skin and blood cells having cute baby faces and laughing infectious baby giggles, and each strand of my hair having fun as they dangle off my head, and all my organs singing the happy working song as they toil away to keep my body working and well. OK so I do get carried away and take the smiling bit a bit too far but I do have a wild imagination and have to keep myself entertained from time to time. So the duration of this meditation is totally up to you.
By the end of a session I’m feeling a bit giddy with life. I mean if my whole body is having so much fun being me than how could I NOT?
Being the natural fan of the spiritual side of life, I embraced her book like a cat embraces fish.