The book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the most known best sellers in the world. As far as I know the Turkish translation of the book is printed in more than 80 editions. The story is about a shepherd boy who tries to travel from Spain to Egypt following a dream, looking for this destiny, his personal treasure, to find his “personal legend” as Coelho calls it. I find the messages he channelled in this book to be very strong and uplifting. This is one of the books that every time you read, you might get different messages.
I would like to have the words to speak for themselves. Most of it is nothing new for most of you. Yet, still, it could always be good to hear again. Here are the quotes for the week to awaken “The Alchemist of Life Within”:
(And if you have any CD’s of Enya, why don’t you read them listening to her.)
“When there is no turning back, then we should concern ourselves only with the best way of going forward.”
“When you want something, the whole Universe conspires to help you realize your desire.”
“A blessing rejected becomes a curse.”
“We are all capable of achieving whatever we want and need.”
“The fear of suffering is worse that suffering itself. And no heart ever suffered when it went in search of its dreams.”
“Dreams are the language of God.”
“Only those who find life find treasure.”
“We must make the most of the times when luck is on our side and do everything to help it, just as it is helping us.”
“Never give up on your dreams – follow the signs.”
“Everyone has a treasure that is waiting just for him.”
“When we have great treasures before us, we can never see them.”
“Only one thing makes a dream impossible: the fear of failure.”
“A task is only complete when the objective has been achieved.”
“Each moment spent searching is also a moment spent finding.”
“Love will never separate a man from his personal legend’.”
“God created the desert so that Man could smile when he saw the palm tree.”
“The darkest hour was just before dawn.”
“When every day seems the same, it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives.”
“Everyone has their own way of learning.”
“It is important never to relax however far you have come.”
“The closer you get to your dream, the more your personal legend becomes your real reason for living.”
“The simplest things are the most extraordinary, and only the wise can see them.”
“Eat when it is time to eat. And walk when it is time to walk.”
“There is no such thing as a strange world, only a new one.”
“A search always starts with Beginner’s Luck and ends with the Test of the Conqueror.”
“You must find your treasure in order to make sense of everything you discovered on the path.”
“It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life more interesting.”
“Just before a dream is fulfilled, the Soul of the World decides to test everything that was learned on the journey.”
“Sometimes it is impossible to stop the river of life.”
Coelho believes that we all have personal legend, a special story to write, a special mission to accomplish. In the Alchemist, he shares signs and clues that could help us walk on our special path.
There are other methods and spiritual sciences that can help us tap into the information source to retrieve information to lead you on forward. Kabbalistic astrology, Tarot, and Numerology are some of the methods that can be used to look into the life goals and missions that we were given to carry out in this life. None of these are fortune tellings. Rather they are methods that help you to look into the energies available at certain periods of time, as well as energies that push us in a certain direction. Being aware of them may help us follow the signposts along the way
There are many methods that we can use. However, I would like to mention again that “being aware” of life is always the simplest, but the strongest tool. You have within you the power to create the magic of your life, to make your life worth living and to enjoy every moment. Please use your gifts and as Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi says “write your own sacred text of life.”
Look for the signs and you will find the answers.
Wish you the best.
Affirmation of the Week:
“We are all one.”
By Louise L. Hay The author of Meditations To Heal Your Life.
Quote of the Week:
“The greatest dicovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude”
“The Alchemist” By Paulo Coelho.
The Turkish translation of this book can be found under the name “Simyacı”.