For those of you who don’t know Liz Gilbert, she’s the bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love – a woman who picked herself, suicidal, up off the floor, amidst a ruined marriage and set off on a year’s pilgrimage around the world to find herself. And find herself she did – and her soulmate – with stunning aplomb.
This is a woman with brains, beauty, courage and warmth to boot. There aren’t quite words for souls like these.
Here’s What Liz’ Husband Says About Love
“A woman’s place is in the kitchen, with her feet up with a glass of wine, watching her husband cook her a meal”.
… “He’ll pour me a glass of wine and say, now darling, what happened today? Tell me everything.”
“And I think to myself, how did I win this life?!”
‘I was telling a friend and she said, ”because you blossomed into the sort of person who attracted a man like that and you learned how to treat yourself so well on your own that when someone came along who treated you well, you finally recognised what that feels like – because you’ve been doing it to yourself the whole time.”
“And you’re like – oh he treats me the way I treat myself now – ok let’s go”.
How Can You Apply This In Your Daily Life?
So if you’re one of my lovely gazers feeling disillusioned with love, remember the great journey Liz went on. A journey devoted to self-care, self-love and self-discovery. A journey which took her from isolation, desperation and depression to the kind of love you just don’t hear about too often – the soaring kind which – as you can see below – brings tears to her eyes. The good kind!
So instead of fixating on the end of your journey, the attainment of your goal, refocus on the journey – a journey rich in love for yourself. Because as Liz herself so beautifully explains, it’s the surest way to wider happiness.