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Physics of the Quest

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At the end of the movie the end of Eat Love Pray Liz Gilbert [Julia Roberts] talks about physics of  the quest in her following lines: ‘In the end, I’ve come to believe in something I call “The Physics of the Quest.” A force in nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity. The rule of Quest Physics goes something like this: If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.’

Tacoboy often jokes that the movie is a chick flick and it is in a way but it is much more if you are open to it. It is about designing your future, enjoying your present moment and letting go things in the past that weigh you down, among other things. We are both in process of consciously working on that right now and it feels really good. I just wish the balance would come a little sooner for me as I am still feeling like my plate is too full. Thinking it might be time to look the movie up on netflix for some visual reminders.

Living on this island I have definitely learned, what ever the future holds we have to do the best we can with the information we have at the time and try to keep from being overwhelmed by it all. I find it helps to practice being in the right place at the right time both mentally and physically which is easier said than done some days.

Funny how deciding to bump what I started writing yesterday in favor of the draft above that I had started back in June actually answered what I was thinking about in yesterdays post which was overcoming obstacles.

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San Pablo neighborhood

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Heading towards town

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  1. Maureen September 3, 2012

    I can totally agree with you on this! Yes, in the end she was able to fall in love again BECAUSE shes dealt with what was weighing her spirit down for so long. Whether you find romantic love or a deeper love and understanding of yourself it is what I got out of that movie. 🙂

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  2. tacogirl August 30, 2012

    Lol Al would expect an answer like that from you. Her love interest was a great character.

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  3. Dr Al August 30, 2012

    I found this film to be a tiresome overlong dirge in which the lofty pretention to say something deep about the quest for self and the female condition all gets blown away by an insipid, off-the-shelf romantic-movie ending.There fore this is, as Tacoboy said….a chick flick. Certainly not Terminator 2.

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