Tuesday, November 23, 2004

The Alchemist: Paulo Coelho

Just finished reading 'The Alchemist'.
The book is about a shepherd, Santiago, who leaves his homeland in search of treasure hidden near Pyramids, far far away from his homeland. He believes so strongly in his dream, that he abondons his age old profession, at which he is damn good. Childish, as it may sound, but it's a story which says how important it is to hold onto your dreams. The point author tries HARD to drive is the 'Follow your Dreams', come what may! It's all about positive attitude and taking everything in the right spirit, listening to what your heart has to say and imerse yourself 100% into task at hand! My GOD! I just revealed the secert formula for success! Don't believe me ... well ... just read the book and see for yourself how all the universe conspires to help you achieve it, if only you have the persistence to follow it with all the faith you have and believe in your dreams.
If you are interested, you can read an extract here. Feel free to borrow my copy.

Moral:
Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die ...
Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly!

3 comments:

sonia said...

I agree with you..It is a wonderful book with simple ideas presented in a very beautiful way.

Apart from "realsiing your dreams", one very important message conveyed by the shepherd is living the present to the fullest! The way he leaves his past n keeps going without worrying about the future...I guess, we should all be taking a lesson from him! After all

"Yesterday was a dream
n Tomorrow is just a vision
but today well-lived can
make yesterday a dream of happiness
and tomorrow a vision of hope
Hence, look to this day
It is the salutation to the dawn!"

by the way, tahnks for your copy!

a guy in pajamas said...

An excellent book!

Rahul M said...

Atul you can mail me for the e-Book