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Before reading Eat, Pray, Love, Tamee was a 25-year-old law student who experienced anxiety attacks and lived without religion. After a friend recommended the book, Tamee says she embraced spirituality. "It just was a huge inspiration for me to find God and pray and think," Tamee says. "I made my bathroom my ashram. I don't really think I have the meditating down perfectly, but I found out that that's okay. I just kind of do my best, sit in there, think and pray."

While in India on her spiritual journey, Liz says she had an encounter with God while meditating. How does she define God now? "The perfection that absorbs," she says. "It is the perfectness of the universe which can bring you into that state where you are absorbed in that perfection, then you will know it. … I was absorbed in that perfection for a brief, glorious moment, and I knew something in that."

Meditation helped Liz realize everything is connected. "One of the amazing things about meditation is if you practice it long enough, and you watch your thoughts come and go, what you slowly realize is I am not made out of these thoughts. I am not composed of this. I am composed of something else that is watching this," she says.
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Published on January 01, 2006

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