Thursday, March 6, 2008

P. Coelho's The Alchemist

When you want something,
all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.
This is a quote from Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. The question is: Do we believe it or not? If we are here to learn, and we take the statement of Coelho's as fact, we will go further and will achieve everything we desire. But on the other hand, if we are here to learn, it would be more valid to say that the universe puts along our path challenges to be overcome. This way we are to gain knowledge and spiritual awareness.
We all have our dreams. The sad thing is this: that many people don't follow their dream--do not follow the precept "Do what you love; the money will follow." (the book by Marsha Sinetar) In the minds of many, the money must come first--so they do a lot of things they do not love. That makes them angry and stressed out. Then because of their anger and stress, the world is a worse place than before.
Blessed be those who have the courage to face their challenges.
Gavin and Yvonne
PS Kiran Paranjape: Thank you for your erudite correction and for your support. It means a lot.


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Have a nice day!


Anonymous said...

Good to see your new picture!

"Its all in your mind"? History lessons from early 1970s, while considering TM. Chose alternate path and met a Cactus Deity, who taught care of my mind-body and how to replace negative thoughts with positive.

Foward 25 years to classes in sales skills, write your realistic goals on paper, get busy doing the plan, Reward self always, when reach a goal!

Cultivate positive thinking-doing friends, stay away from the naysayers.

I agree that most have the plan backwards:Make Money, Buy Stuff, Then I will be happy. Wrong. You first choose to make right decisions that lead to Serenity, be willing to break the old habits, get out of your comfort zone. Intent and Emotion(Enthusiasm) always enfluence people, places, things to open new doors for improved life.

I survived the stressed way for fourteen years and had to change due to loss of health! Money Money Money Money. Then NEW way of thinking, Acceptance, opportunities, doors opened from unexpected sources. Needs met.

No more dread of monday morning!

na said...

"We ruin our health trying to make money, then we spend all our money trying to recover a portion of our health."

It is a wicked circle (lol).