Monday, December 12, 2011
What Inspires You?
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself."
"And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."
Whenever I'm feeling particularly lost, bummed or confused, I go to my bookshelf and reach for THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coehlo.
In only 176 pages, this fable takes me on a profound journey in a simplistic way and reminds me what my life and dreams are about.
Through Santiago's journey, I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes from the book, “And, when you want something *really want something*, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Do you have a book that does this for you?
(image, image, amazon)