Tuesday, May 8, 2007


"You are always digging in the past or poking at the future, but rarely do you rest in this moment. It's something like the habit of my dear friend Susan, who - whenever she sees a beautiful place - exclaims in near panic, "It's so beautiful here! I want to come back here someday!" and it takes all of my persuasive powers to try to convince her that she is already here...There's a reason they call God a presence - because God is right here, right now. In the present is the only place to find Him, and now is the only time."

Elizabeth Gilbert Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia


Songbird said...

Oh, yes. Amen.

juniper68 said...

Hi All,
And a prayer request from me, too, that I can say no in a small way at my job. I'm learning how to say no, and it's very very painful, even in little stuff.

Songbird said...

Yes. No. Amen.

Preacher Mom said...

What a beautiful - and powerful - excerpt. Thank you.

Prayers for you juniper68!

Teri said...

I am in love with this book.
Thank you for this--it's so true and timely for me.

see-through faith said...

ouch :)

thanks for this reminder and prayer.

Prayers for juniper - learning to say NO isn't easy but the right thing to do

revabi said...

I saw the book and almost bought it,now I will buy it. Thank you. Thank you.
Prayers for juniper68 and all who are learning to say no, including me.