Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Today, I am soooo Thankful for WORDS.

Words have POWER......

Words have the power to uplift, empower, inspire, destroy, hurt, kill....

The entire world was formed through words!

I have grown so much through the reading of words, sometimes my words, but definitely from the words of others.

There are some writes such as Toni Morrison with Song of Solomon, Eckhart Tolle with The Power of Now, Wayne Dyer with The Power of Intention, and Paulo Coelho with The Alchemist who inspire me to want to examine my own life and to continuously search my heart, get to know it very well, and to follow it.

The main character in The Alchemist is a young Shepard named Santiago who has a dream of finding a treasure in the pyramids in Egypt. Santiago, like all of us, could either ignore or answer his heart when it spoke to him. He sought counsel from a gypsy woman and an old man, and they both told him that "To realize one's destiny is a  person's only obligations." He was also told that "When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it," and "Wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure."

There were obstacles to Santiago getting to his treasure and many times he became content and could have stayed where he was, but "to realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation."

I want to be in God's perfect will, I want to continue to examine my heart, I do not want to leave this earth with my gifts still inside of me, and to do this I must be able to hear my heart and answer it.

The tricky part to this is that "My heart is a traitor" says Santiago "It doesn't want me to go on."

The alchemist responded "That makes sense, naturally it's afraid that, in pursing your dream, you might lose everything you've won. You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say. That way, you'll never have to fear an unanticipated blow."

Santiago did find his treasure, and you are going to be surprised when you find out where he finds his treasure!

This book spoke to my heart, and I am paying close attention to it.

Today, on Thanksgiving, I am Thankful for Paulo Coelho's words that have the power to transform and ignite!

Enjoy this Day, and Follow Your Heart.....

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