A practical reminder of how we all live a spiritual life every day. “…You no longer need to settle for the way things are . . . you can open up to the way things can be—if you dare to tap the power within!”
Santiago sets off in pursuit of a dream, something that all of us are trying to do. “The Alchemist” has so many powerful themes that you’re guaranteed to identify with something in this book.
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.”
Simple life lessons. “Honor your past; Every second you dwell on the past, you steal from the future. Every minute you spend focusing on the problems, you take away from finding the solutions. And thinking about all those things that you wish never happened to you is actually blocking all the things you want to happen from entering into your life. Given the timeless truth that holds that you become what you think about all day long”
“If your life is cloudy and you’re far, far off course, you may have to go on faith for a while, but eventually you’ll learn that every time you trust your internal navigation system, you end up closer to your right life.”
“Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.”