Sunday, October 26, 2008

Walt Whitman

"Walt Whitman once wrote that we should learn how to LET GO in life---as he put it: "To stand apart from pulling and hauling....amused, complacent, compassionating, idle, unitary......both in and out of the game and watching and wondering at it all." Instead of being amused, I'm only anxious. Instead of watching, I'm always probing and interfering. The other day, in prayer to God, I said: "Look.....I understand that the unexamined life is not worth living. But do you think I could some day have an unexamined lunch?"
~Elizabeth Gilbert, in "Eat, Pray, Love."


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