Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Life & Lessons

While reading the Book "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho, there were certain passages which made reflect to my life.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
All my life I have been chasing some or the other dream, I believe all the energy I have I derive from my effort to live my dreams.

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
I am the best example for this, from buying my car, career to the girl in my life all are live examples of whenever I wanted something, everyone around helped me knowingly or unknowingly to achieve it. May be I was plain lucky, or may be it was the conspiracy theory, the bottom line is I get what I want.

To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation.
I have always heard the famous proverb "God helps those who help themself". Yes what one wants to do and how he percieves his goal is totally his responsibility. People can guide you in your quest but it remains your obligation.

Some more passages to reflect on:

  • God only rarely reveals the future. When he does so, it is for one reason: it's a future that was written so as to be altered.
  • It's not what enters men's mouths that's evil, it's what comes out of their mouths that is.
  • The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.
  • Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
  • at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That's the worlds greatest lie.
  • there is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, its because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. Its your mission on earth.
  • No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.
  • One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
  • A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such speed. It feels an impulsion ... this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond the horizons.This is actually by Richard Bach,in his book,Illusions.
  • The boy didn't know what a person's "destiny" was. It's what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their destiny.
  • When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.
  • When you want something with all your heart, that's when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It's always a positive force.
  • I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living now.
  • Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You've got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.
  • People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don't deserve them, or that they'll be unable to achieve them.
  • 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, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.
  • When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.