Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho (Book)
79/100 of The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho The Little Book of Wisdom - as I always call it whenever I share it with any of my friends. Picked it up again as its almost been a year that I read it and it simply keeps getting better with every read. Such is the story of the boy - a shepherd from Spain with a small herd of sheep looking forward to his treasure as guided by a Gypsy and a King hidden near the Egyptian Pyramids. His journey to the Pyramids is all struggle and a great lesson in learning as he keeps getting closer to his dream which looks impossible at times yet achievable. Will he get his dream fulfilled of finding the treasure as well as the girl of his dreams is the little story all about. As I have mentioned earlier from my Theosophical and Philosophical reads - all these books and stories point out to only one way. We all are like this boy only - working one more day of our life to make enough to be able to fulfill our dreams one day. Our destinies wait for that day to arrive when we have made enough and when will be the right time to do what we always wanted to do but never did thinking other way round that it isn't the right time to do it. They all teach us nothing but just to live and experience - thats why we all are here that too before its our time to go back where we came from. Life keeps giving us hints - some of us take it and move on but some don't and keep doing what they think is best for them throughout their lives till they realize (in the end) that it was futile but its too late and there is no going back or reliving. When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it.