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The Alchemist, part deux

May 9, 2016

Part I was yesterday. 

“People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want. We are afraid of losing what we have, whether its our life or our possessions and property.”

The boy accepts wisdom of many along his path. He found that if he listened, even the simplest of people could offer pearls of wisdom, even the man who only drove a camel through the desert.

“If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. You’ll see there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heaven, and that tribesmen fight because they are part of the human race. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living right now.”

Our hero gained a new perspective on love and he learned how to listen to his heart.

“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.”

And his heart speaks to him.

“…very few follow the path laid out for them…Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.”

As the boy’s evolution and self discovery reach a zenith, he learns:

“Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World….the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. And that’s where the power of love comes in. because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.”

Love is the key.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2016 18:46

    I love that book.

    Like

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