The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho


The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

Close your eyes and imagine your best version!

That person is you. Ignore any part of your brain that tells you anything different.

It is the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting.– Paulo Coelho

How many of us have a miserable life, and live without that sense of accomplishment because of our lack of self-confidence, perseverance, priorities, and as a result we spend our lives postponing our dreams?

The good news is that our dreams have no expiration date, so that inner voice will continue to chase us until the end of our lives, remembering us about what we were born for.

In the book “The Alchemist,” Paulo Coelho tells the story of Santiago. He is a humble shepherd of the city of Andalusia.

For two nights in a row, Santiago had a dream where a child led him to the pyramids of Egypt, saying it was there where he would find a hidden treasure.

Bothered by the fact of not being able to interpret concretely his dream, he seeks a Gypsy from the city of Tarifa. The gypsy asked for a part of his treasury as payment, and interpreted that the child meant that he should go to the pyramid, which according to Santiago was a very obvious answer.

Santiago life goes through a turnaround. He is forced to sell all his sheep in exchange for a trip to Egypt to find the treasure.

Santiago left everything behind, and during his trip he thought about quitting several times. His motivation to continue came from the people he knew during the trip, which encouraged him not to give up on his dream.

During his journey through the Sahara Desert, Santiago received several teachings, found Fatima – who becomes the love of his life, and he meets several other people, among them a mysterious character – An Alchemist. That leads him to the final stage in the discovery of his dreams.

Where to buy the book: Amazon

Question: If you could have a dream come true, what would it be?
Leave your answer in the comments area below!

Originally posted 2016-06-16 13:04:18.


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