Most times when I tell people that I spent 1 month in India, the first thing they ask is if I did the Eat Pray Love “thing”.
So I want to set the record straight here. Much as I enjoyed the book, and admire Elizabeth Gilbert’s journey of self-discovery, I didn’t feel that I needed to do that for myself.
I don’t think that one goes on a journey to discover oneself. I mean, how can you possibly know that you will have “self-discovered” at the end? And what then? Do you try and get your money back if you don’t? Ok, so that is an extreme proposition :-).
In my experience, self-discovery comes with time and a fair amount of effort. And that it does not end, ever.
So I am going to go on many journeys, observing the changes in me, and allowing those changes to guide me to new journeys. And they don’t always have to be to India, or any other country for that matter. It could just happen quietly, in my own heart.
Where will my next journey be to? Hehehe… I am already on my next journey, right here and now…