What Happened After Eat Pray Love Event?

Elizabeth Gilbert’s iconic travel memoir reveals the untold stories of beloved characters.

Doody Richards
7 min readJul 12, 2023

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On January 30, 2006, a travel memoir was published about a woman who journeyed to three countries. It’s been 17 years since ‘Eat Pray Love’ was published. Whether you like it or not, this memoir has motivated many individuals to commence their journeys of self-discovery and spiritual exploration.

At the time, the book resonated with readers in search of meaning and purpose for their lives, and its message of self-acceptance and personal growth has continued to resonate with readers worldwide. Many people credit the book with helping them make significant changes in their lives, and it has become a beloved classic in the memoir and personal development literature.

In my quest for spiritual guidance, I stumbled upon the renowned Hindu mystic Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev, passionately known as Sadhguru, on YouTube. He has garnered a dedicated global following through his online platform, Inner Engineering, which is popular in Southern India and beyond.

I was intrigued by the distinctive methodology of this spiritual leader, which is steeped in the ancient wisdom of Hindu mysticism. His teachings cover a broad spectrum of topics relevant to our daily lives, ranging from the meaning of existence to how we deal with death, grief, love, passion, and compassion. One of the reasons his YouTube channel is so compelling is his ability to provide insightful and thought-provoking responses to questions that I frequently ponder.

Throughout my literary journey, I have found numerous books that have left a lasting impression on me. However, one book that has resonated with me on a deep spiritual level is ‘Midnight with a Mystic Hindu.’ This enlightening read was co-authored by Cheryl Simone and endorsed by the character from the popular memoir, Eat Pray Love, Richard from Texas (also known as Richard Vogt). The book delves into the profound teachings of a Hindu mystic, illuminating the path to true self-discovery and inner peace.

It intrigues me to find out what happened to him after the events of Gilbert’s adventures in India. His oneliner ‘You’ve gotta stop wearing a wishbone where your backbone…

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Doody Richards

A Travel writer based in Newcastle, Australia. Passionate about exploring places, people & cultures. Published travel stories in various magazines and a memoir.