Saturday, December 3, 2011

Books by Paulo Coelho

I finished listening to the audiobook The Alchemist of Paulo Coelho.
It's a very inspiring story,
it encompasses ones' whole life.
I see my life in this book,
but generally it is actually the life every person goes thru.
I highly recommend this to young adults who just graduated in College or people who are having a hard time in finding their true meaning in life.
People who are looking for their Personal Legend.

Some great lines to remember in the book:

“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. “ 

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” 

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. 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 you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sand, and you will see in it all the marvels of creation. Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there.” 


Grace said...

I liked that book - it's not my usual reading matter, I kinda scoff at such stories but this one I liked very much. I've read it twice.

Maribeth said...

Yes, Grace, this book is one of a kind...
Would love for my children to read this to understand the ways of Life.