Last night I watched the movie “Eat, Pray, Love” starring Julia Roberts. This post isn't a movie review; it's my thoughts on some of the life lessons taught by the movie.
After a divorce, Liz (played by Julia Roberts) travels for a year to Italy, India, and Bali. In Italy she learns to eat, India teaches her how to pray, and Bali helps her love. Beyond that, she makes a spiritual discovery in each country that had eluded her in her hectic New York home and life.
I have seen several movies lately with a similar theme of discontentment with the job, the home, the spouse, and the life. Hollywood is telling us you can’t have those things and still feel the depth, passion, and energy of life. I disagree.
It all depends on where you look for the source of your passion and energy. I say with the confidence of experience that a journey into the truth of God’s Word will teach you how to relax and enjoy life, savor each moment, and value what is most important. It will bring inner peace and contentment. It will define and birth a depth of love into your life that you’ve never dreamed possible.
It doesn’t require a divorce, a passport, thousands of dollars, and ten pounds gained by eating too much pasta. All it requires is faith, a Bible, and time.