“Alchemy”

Hey hunnies.

There is a man by the name of Paulo Coelho who is, in my opinion, one the greatest authors alive. I have almost all of his books and every one of them have a powerful, ‘the universe wants to help you’ message within the pages. His way of storytelling is genius and in most cases, I always feel as though the collection of books were written for me.

There is one book, though, that I refer to as my little Bible which goes by the name of “The Alchemist”. It is one of Paulo’s most famous, well-known reads and I happen to read it every year just to remind myself of the timeless lessons and messages shared in the book.

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Every page I read, it felt as though I was there, sitting in the background, listening to the conversations, listening to the storyteller as he walked me through the situations. Its as though it was not yet written – as I read on, as I “listened”, the book was formed. If ever I’ve used the word beautiful, I’ve never meant it quite as I do about The Alchemist.

When I read a book that amazing, I always jot down powerful sentences and quotes from the book that wrenched my heart with awe and inspiration. I did exactly that during and after reading The Alchemist and it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t share some of the quotes that I wrote from the book with you. I was inspired to inspire. There are quite a few and I guarantee that you will love them.

••• The Alchemist •••

“We all need to be aware of our personal calling.”

“Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend.”

“There comes a time when our personal calling is so deeply buried in our soul as to be invisible. But its still there.”

“Love is just a further impetus. The force and energy that keeps our body moving. A driving force.”

“Those who genuinely wish us well want us to be happy and are prepared to accompany us on that journey.”

“We who fight for our dream suffer far more when it doesn’t work out. Then we warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know that the Universe is conspiring in our favour, even though we may not understand how.”

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and get up eight times. Keep going.”

“But if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of The World, and you understand why you are here.”

“Let us remember that the reflection of ourselves, in the eyes of others during our communication with them, is usually the one that we put there ourselves.”

“Its the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

“Dreams are the language of God.”

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

“The world’s greatest lie is that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.”

“A person’s destiny is what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, know what their destiny is. At this point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives.”

“The soul of the world is nourished by people’s happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy and jealousy. To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation. All things are one and when you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognise the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”

“Beginners luck: There is a force that wants you to realise your destiny; it whets your appetite with a taste of Success”

“God has prepared a path for everyone to follow. You just have to read the omens that he left for you.”

“Don’t forget that everything you deal with is only one thing and nothing else. And don’t forget the language of the omens. And, above all, don’t forget to follow your destiny through to its conclusion.”

“If you start out by promising what you don’t have yet, you’ll lose the desire to work toward getting it.”

“I’m like everyone else – I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.”

“You must always know what it is that you want.”

“There is a language everyone in the world understood. It was a language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired.”

“Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”

“The closer one gets to realising his destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being.”

“People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.”

“When you want something with all your heart, that’s when you are closest to the Soul of the World. Its always a positive force.”

“Everyone has his or her own way of learning. His way isn’t the same as mine nor mine as his. But we’re both in search of our destinies, and I respect him for that.”

“Because I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life is the moment we’re living right now.”

“You will never be able to escape your heart. So its better to listen to what it has to say. That way, you’ll never have to fear an unanticipated blow.”

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”

“All people who are happy have God within them.”

“The darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.”

“When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.”

“Anyone who interferes with the destiny of another never will discover his own.”

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

“Alchemists show that when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too”

“It is we who nourish the Soul of the World, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse.”

“And that’s where the power of love comes in. Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.”

“No project is completed until its objective has been achieved.”

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