That’s right in that order EAT , PRAY AND LOVE. You are probably thinking about the movie with the same title but I unfortunately have not seen it ( disaster I know). But never fear because I always have something up my sleeve.
WHY LIVE LIFE BY EAT , PRAY AND LOVE ?
That is the real question why should we live by these three things and in that specific order ? Well there really isn’t a solid answer as to why we should but we should merely incorporate it into our daily lives – WHICH I DON’T THINK EATING IS SOMETHING ONE CAN FORGET BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE A BIT OF A FOODIE SIDE.
The world we live in today consists of us trying to live our lives depicted in reality TV or what media shows us. I’d be lying if I said I was influenced and tried to keep up with the trend setters. Unfortunately that is who we are and there are those who don’t fall for this illusive trap but it’s like the plague it’s going to get you eventually. Everything we do consists of will it be good enough for the next person. But the one thing that has caused a massive uproar are MAGAZINES ! Yes , magazines are the deadliest of them all because they depict a body type that is shown as acceptable for male and female. A female should be slim , have zero fat on her body and look absolutely amazing with beautiful hair. A male need to be Fit , have the 6 pack and look extremely muscular etc. Honestly we allow ourselves to fall for this trap when technology plays a massive role in photo-shopping images. That is why the first thing you live by is EAT. It doesn’t matter whether you are a size 10 or 0 , or if you have a 6 pack or 6 rolls. Denying yourself food and nutrients to keep yourself healthy is the wrong direction. Making yourself starve and going to the extremes to be perfect is unreasonable because what is perfect. How do you define something that is perfect when you , yourself are searching for the exact same thing.
“If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, you get in touch with the soil, the rain, the sunshine. You get in touch with Mother Earth and eating in such a way, you feel in touch with true life, your roots, and that is meditation. If we chew every morsel of our food in that way we become grateful and when you are grateful, you are happy”
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Some of us have different views on the concept of religion, some may be atheists , devotees , Scientology’s and the list goes on. Whatever a person chooses on their own perspective is for them and not for anyone to judge. But in this case I myself being a devotee ,find that praying gets me through it all. Personally for me the guidance and having faith encourages myself to become a positive and open-minded person. As I say , everyone has their own sentiments and whether you pray or not – you are guided by someone who has inspired in some way. That is why the second thing is PRAY – It helps certain people who choose this path and want find solitude and helps them find who they are.
Lastly , the biggest of them all is the concept of love. Love is something cannot be told but it’s merely felt. In this Generation the idea of love is often a misconception when it comes to lust. Loving someone because of how they look and what they can provide isn’t necessarily love. Don’t get me wrong those factors do contribute to true Love but it is not the only thing. Some of us believe we need to love a man or a girl and that it is mandatory. But it is 2017 you need to love yourself and the people around before you can concentrate giving your love to someone else. The highest achievement is becoming a person who can love themselves despite the constant change on how a person should look etc. Some may be broken and don’t believe they could ever love again … UNTIL YOU GET YOURSELF A PET. Obviously it can’t change the way a person feels instantly but you start to realize that animals are the most selfless , lovers ever. It doesn’t matter whether you are having a bad day or not they are always there ready to make you smile. Learning to love your friends and knowing who your real friends. This day and age is full of pretentious people who ultimately in the end do turn on you in the end.
Enabling the loving factor in you doesn’t make you a weak person. You could be emotionally broken and don’t open to anyone but how long can you live with the heartfelt misery inside. Break down those walls and let yourself become a better person. There is nothing worse feeling someone doesn’t love you but trust me , you are loved no matter what kind of person you are. Lastly you need LOVE – because we all need to balance ourselves out.
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey