worldly pleasures

A Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert on god, devotion, and worldly pleasures

I want to have a lasting experience of God... Sometimes I feel like I understand the divinity of this world, but then I lose it because I get distracted by my petty desires and fears.  I want to be with God all the time, but I don't want to be a monk, or totally give up worldly pleasures.  I guess what I want to learn is how to live in this world and enjoy its delights, but also devote myself to God.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Source: Eat,Love, Pray: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia (chapter 8, pp. 26-27)

Contributed by: Gail

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