the alchemist - paulo Coelho

The alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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Read this book if you have a vision or a goal for your life. This book will help you understand that if you want something, all the universe conspires to make it happen. However, the journey to getting what you want is not always smooth. There will be many ups and down. There will be set back and disappointments. The goal is to understand that it is a journey, not a destination. It is a process of unfolding. And if you stick through it all, you will find what you want.

The book tells a story about a fictional character,  Santiago, who embarked on a mission to attain his personal legend (life’s purpose). He was a Shepard boy who wanted more out of life. He embarked on a journey to attain this goal, and although the journey was smooth in the beginning, he learned a lot of hard lessons along the way. In the end, Santiago reached his destination. He gained the gold he sought after only to realize that the did not have to travel thousands of miles out of his home town in order to get it. The gold was right within his now backyard.

However, the journey he took is a metaphor for the spiritual, and internal growth we must go through in order to realize that what we seek also seeks us. And what is we seek is closer to us than we think. It is right within ourselves.

 This book illustrates that sometimes the universe conspiring to help you achieve your goal means the universe placing a huge puzzle or obstacle before you. The universe will then expects you, to solve and navigate your way through or around the obstacle in order to achieve your goal.

And it is in solving the puzzle, or navigating your way through and around the obstacle that you develop  virtues. This is how you develop the skills, which are necessary to achieve your goals.

It is a short and easy read. I read the entire book in one day. Grab your copy of this book HERE! 

By Izzy Afriyie