I have recently re-read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
In the book he talks of the Soul of the World. I love that.
To me the world does feel like it has a Soul, and that soul is affected by the behaviour of humans. We see that by the disasters that happen around the world.
“The Soul of the World is nourished by peoples happiness, and also by unhappiness, envy and jealousy”.
Gosh, that makes me want to focus more on my own happiness.
He also says:
“To realize ones DESTINY is a persons only real obligation.”
I believe that with more conscious thought of building a happy life, we get to follow and live out our dreams. However, reality and our ego can get in the way of this.
“When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it”
Goodness me!! That statement makes me think we should spend less time worrying about what we don’t have and turn our thoughts into what we do want. And I am reminded of that saying “Where focus goes, energy flows”.
“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives”
There is so much to absorb and think about from these statements.
I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I am always searching for ways to make my life more meaningful and to grow as a person.
Reading this book definitely has given me things to work on.