When I first watched this movie – Eat, Pray, Love – some 6 years back, I simply couldn’t relate to it and dismissed it. The book was even worse and I couldn’t get past 4-5 pages. So that was that.
Cut to 2016, a lot of emotional upheavals later, I caught the tail end of this movie on one of the channels. What do you know? I could relate to it and suddenly I couldn’t wait to see it whole. So then I set out to do just that and it has become a sort of anthem kinda movie for me now. I found so many messages in this movie and could relate to such a lot of stuff, that I am amazed I hated it in the first place.
I have started seeing patterns in my day-to-day life which I have been trying to decipher. I have started to practice meditation on a daily basis and finding peace and balance in that time.
So it’s no wonder that when I read these lines today, they struck a chord with me – I just had to sit down and reflect on them:
“What you focus on, expands
What you resist, persists.”
This resonates with an issue I am currently facing over a personal relationship. I tend to make friends very quickly; blame it on my curious nature which doesn’t judge but asks questions and let’s people in, let’s them open up, just let’s them be. I have been told often by people (strangers n friends alike) that I am easy to talk to.
So when it comes to people walking out, or not putting in similar efforts or things just not working out – I have such a hard time getting go. I hurt over it every time and then I wonder why do I make friends? Why do I get so emotional over it?
I keep going over these “failures” and make myself thoroughly miserable. I keep recreating scenarios in my head over how I can improve it, bring it back , make it alright – till I am sick in the head.
These lines made me pause and reflect . They are so apt for me and just the Inspiration I need to channelise my efforts and feelings into the things which I really want and can make work. So this relationship has not worked out, I should take my learnings from it and just let it go. I cannot for sure force the person to like me or want to be with me – yet I keep resisting and make it worse for me every day. I need to change my pattern a bit here.
It’s like I should set my daily intentions and focus my energies on making them happen. Issues which are not working, I need to give acceptance and let them go without kicking too much of a fuss. For why do things happen, is only revealed when the final picture emerges.
I need to practice patience and wait for things to work out; for things to come to me – rather than fighting change by digging in both my heels.
I would love to hear your views on these lines? Do they call out to you too?