“I want to go some place where I can marvel at something.”
"I remember an old catholic joke about a man who spent his whole life going to a church every day and prayed to the statue of a great saint begging "please, please, please, let me win the lottery." Finally the exasperated statue comes to life and looks down at the begging man and says "my son, please, please, please, buy a ticket." So now I get the joke, and I bought three tickets."
"If you could clear you all that space in your mind, you would have a doorway. And you know what the universe would do? Rush in." –Richard Jenkins
"So the holy truth of the whole adventure here in India, is in one line: "God dwells within you...as you." God's not interested in watching a performance of how a spiritual person looks and behaves. The quiet girl who glides silently through the place with a gentle, ethereal smile...who is that person? It's Ingrid Bergman in "The Bells of St. Mary's" – not me. God dwells within me...as me."
It’s time to leave Bali, so she makes a last visit to Ketut and tells him that she broke it off with Felipe. The sweet old medicine man tells her, “To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.”
In a dramatic fashion, Liz rushes to Felipe’s home and leaves a note for him to meet her on the dock at sunset.
Sometimes because of the hurt caused by other people and circumstances, we turn the key on our heart and feelings and as a result, we turn into stone. We begin not to trust others, in fear of the cycle repeating itself and getting hurt all over again. This leads to lost opportunities. The secret, I have realized, is to let go completely of everything holding you back. Remember, you can't move forward if you keep looking back.
There's more that I want to say (write) but I think that deserves a blog post on its own. To sum it up, I enjoyed the film but here's a friendly warning: Please empty your bladder before you enter the theater, else you will have to make a restroom run during the film...and you'll end up losing bits and pieces of vital information (before the restroom run, during and after...as you settle back in!)