Tagged: Elizabeth Gilbert
Less More Abundantly
Less-More-Abundantly is a year long journey I am taking. Inspired by two books, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, I will endeavor to do three things: 1. Eat less, 2. Pray more, 3. Love abundantly.
Gilbert, in “Eat, Pray, Love” shares her journey across the world to find herself. She eats, prays and loves her way to wholeness of identity. I am going to do the same, though I probably will never leave the comfort of my own livingroom.
Voskamp, in “A Thousand Gifts” is a dare to live fully right where you are. I take up the challenge.
Less More Abundantly will explore my journey and invite you to take it with me. Or at least stand on the sidelines, cheer and pass me a cup of water as I pass by.
In “Eat, Pray, Love” Gilbert writes, “I am alone, I am all alone, I am completely alone. Grasping this reality, I let go of my bag, drop to my knees and press my forehead against the floor. There, I offer up to the universe a fervent prayer of thanks. First in English. Then in Italian. And then—just to get the point across—in Sanskrit. And since I am already down there in supplication on the floor, let me hold that position as I reach back in time… to the moment when this entire story began—a moment which also found me in this exact same posture: on my knees, on a floor, praying.”
My moment begins now. I too, offer up a prayer of thankfulness for beginnings full of promise. I take up the dare to live fully in this moment, whether alone or in a crowd.
Thank you for taking the journey with me.