You Have No Idea How Strong My Love Is
This is a quote from Elizabeth’s Gilbert’s book “Eat Pray Love” which I am re-reading for I think the third time and yes I have also seen the movie several times and own the DVD.
The quote comes from when Liz has a moment in the meditation room when her Self shouts down to her self critic mind to just stop and be quiet. This quote made me stop in my reading as it just struck a chord deep down.
I had bought a new composition book with a silvery glittery cover and had taken up pen in hand to start journaling again. I have started writing morning pages again and doing a brain dump in the morning to clear my head. I know when I do this at times my self critic starts winding up with all the shoulda, coulda and why did you things that we all tell ourselves. All the things our mind scolds us about and what we should have done and why we are not like this person and what we think we have failed at.
Our minds can get stuck in a cycle that has been called “monkey mind” where our thoughts keep running round and round and swing from thought to thought. It seems our minds and our egos get very wrapped up in telling us what we do should be doing rather than just being. They are also good about telling us how we are also not good enough and not this or that.
We at times try to sit with ourselves and be quiet and calm. We try to listen to ourselves and catch that still small voice that can come up from that deep place in our heart and soul. This is the place where love comes from and that voice that says “You have no idea how strong my love is”.
This is who you need to believe. This is who we all need to believe and not our egos and not our minds that try to convince us otherwise.
We are all fantastic and beautiful people! We need to just remind ourselves how awesome we truly are!
Your call to action is to remind yourself of this all day and have a fantastic day!
Ha! Monkey Mind! I’ve never heard the term but great description.
Oh I know monkey mind very well. Liz Gilbert had great description of thoughts swinging from one tree to another- awesome metaphor I thought as that is exactly how it can feel! 🙂
Sharon McLaughlin MD FACS
I agree, we need to remind ourselves how awesome we are.
From our deepest self to us!