My Learnings from ‘The Alchemist’

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

The Alchemist is an inspiring novel by Paulo Coelho. It is a must read for people who are travelling in the journey of following their dreams.It is a story of Santiago, a shepherd boy who is in search of his treasure.

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

The book reveals the greatest lie of the world and energies ourselves to proceed towards our goal.The fear of failure is the only thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve. Most people find their destiny at their young ages but as days passes, we started believing that it is impossible and leave our dreams on the way.

Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is. “At that 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. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their destiny.

The book speaks about the mindfulness by quoting that

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.
If you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better. Forget about the future, and live each day according to the teachings, confident that God loves his children. Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity.

True love never keeps a person away from their dreams.True love never expects anything from others.

“You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t true love… the love that speaks the Language of the World.”
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

It urges us to never stop dreaming and listen to our hearts while making decisions.It is proving that fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself.Every second of the search is an encounter with God.And the search ends with victor’s being severely tested.

The boy depicted in this book has a different thinking and attitude towards people of the world.He had a good understanding towards the omens.Altogether, the book is a short,motivating and good companion which can be read again and again. It is highly recommended for anyone who are in search of the meaning of their life

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