Lines form the book, The Pilgrimage, by Paulo Coelho.

13 03 2008

It took me six/6 days to read The Pilgrimage, by Paulo Coelho. Yes indeed. I read the straight six/6 days. From Wednesday, to Monday, that’s from March 5, 2008, up to March 10, 2008. I bought the book from Fully Booked in Gateway Mall, in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.

Actually, It was the book, Do Elephants Jump? by David Feldman I want to buy in the said bookstore, but unfortunately, the salesclerk I asked the said book was sold out, because, I am planning to apply in Fully Booked, in Powerbooks, or in A Different Bookstore. To be honest, I don’t know what is the name, of the position of the people, we see in FB, in PB, or in ADS, or even in National Bookstore.

The book, The Pilgrimage, and another/other Paulo Coelho book, The Alchemist, I like more the latter, than the former, don’t ask me, because, I don’t know.

We all is said and done, if we believe in God, we have to believe that God is just.

It would be a divine injustice to allow only those people who learned and who had the time and money to buy expensive books to have access to true knowledge.

Adapting oneself to new situation and receiving in return all of the thousands that life generously offers to those who seek them.

Everything in our surroundings reflected an uneasy peace, the peace of a world that was still in the process of growing certain.

We always know which is the best road to follow, but we follow only the Road that we have accustomed to.

That’s the way it always. We are only able to be kind to ourselves at the few times when we severity.

Of all the ways we have found to hurt ourselves, the worst has been love. We are always suffering, because of someone who doesn’t love use, or someone who as left us, or someone who won’t leave us. If we are alone, it is because no one wants us; of we are married, we transform the marriage into slavery. What a terrible thing.

Bur God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to put o shame the things which are mighty.

People don’t like to ask too much of life because they are afraid they will be defeated. But if someone wants to the good fight, that person must view the world as if it were a marvelous treasure waiting to be discovered and won.

The sensation of happiness occurred because your action was suffused with agape.

I have a feeling we are dealing with something that relates to a higher form of love.

The time will come for you to experience that intense love – the love that consumes the one who loves. Meanwhile, be happy that this love has manifested itself in you.

Fans who lack of faith can make a team lose a game it is already winning.

And what God had provided to humans as their noblest sentiment would become a source of hatred and destructiveness.

That’s the beautiful side of love. The love that dares, the love for two older strangers who have come from nowhere and will be gone tomorrow – gone into a world where she would lie to travel, too

Let us speak of true love, which grows and grows and makes people wise.

That’s frustrated love, with its win kind of happiness.

If the don’t allow themselves to be influenced by the hypocrisy of the love that dominated the past generation, the world will be a different place.

Human beings are the only ones in nature who are aware that they will die. For that reason and only for that reason, I have a profound respect for the human race, and I believe that its future is going to be much better than its present. Even knowing that their days are numbered, and that everything will end when they least expect it, people make of their lives. A battle that is worthy of a being with eternal life. What people regard as vanity – leaving great works, having children, acting in such as to prevent one’s name from being forgotten – I regard as the highest position of human dignity.

Still, being fragile creatures, humans always try to hide from themselves the certainty that they will die. They do not see that it is death itself that motivates them to the best things of their lives. They are afraid to step into the dark, afraid of the unknown, and their only way of conquering that fear is to ignore the fact that their days are numbered. They do not see that with an awareness of death, they would be able to be even more daring to go much farther in their daily conquest, because then they would have nothing to lose – for death is inevitable.

Death is our constant companion, and it is death that gives each person’s life its true meaning. But in order to see the real face of our death, we first have to know of all the anxieties and terrors that the simple mention of its name is able to evoke in any human being.

You are in a spot that is absolutely safe, with one exception: the danger created by your fear.

Actually, I was more frightened by the way in which I would die than by death itself.

But no matter how long we have lived, when night falls it arouses the hidden fears that have been there in our souls since we were. The darker it grew, the less comfortable I become.

Why be fearful of saying no to someone or of leaving something undone when the most important thing of all was to enjoy life fully.

But you wanted to be brave when it was enough to have been enough.

You have not broken a vow just because you have used your decision-making ability. A pilgrim is never prevented from using your ability.

Everybody in the world offers only pain as penance.

Wisdom has value only if it helps is to overcome some obstacle.

And most important, that you have to find support for yourself in the love that consumes during every minute of the climb, because it is love which directs and justifies your step.

When we love and believe from the bottom of our heart, we feel ourselves to be stronger that anyone in the world, and we feel a serenity that is based on the certainty that nothing can shake our faith. This unusual strength allows us always to make the right decision at the right decision at the right time, and when we always achieve our goal, we amazed at or own capabilities.

Enthusiasm normally manifests itself with all of its force during the first years of our lives.

Don’t star creating fantasies in a world that is already extraordinary.

Your confidence and your senses of mastery depend a great deal on hoe you react to react to threats made by others.

A threat leads to nothing if it is nothing accepted.

When you sensed the presence of something positive your imagination concluded that someone had arrived to help you

A disciple such as you can never imitate his guide his guide’s steps. You have your own way of living your life, of dealing with problems, and of winning. Winning. Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

Once a problem is solved, its simplicity is amazing.

A concrete desire to do battle against everything that is unsatisfying in one’s everyday life.

But there are problems in our lives that requires us to choose between one way and another. Every problem, like a business decision, the break up of a relationship, a social obligation. Each of these small decisions we have to make, throughout our lives, might represent a choice between life and death. When you leave the house in the morning on your way to work, you might choose one means of transportation that will drop you off safe and sound, or another that is going to crash and kill its passengers. This is a radical example of how a simple decision may affect us for the rest of our lives.

The only way to make the right decision is to know what the wring decision. You have to examine the other path, with fear and without being morbid, and then decide.

Our enemy always represents our weaker side.

Life always teaches us more than the Road to Santiago does. But we don’t have much faith in what life teaches us.

People who consider themselves to be wise are often indecisive when command is called for and rebellious when they are called upon to obey. They are ashamed to give orders is dishonorable or receive.

Each of us knows the answers, even before someone tells us what they are. Life teaches us lessons every minute, and the secret is to accept. That in our daily lives can we show ourselves to be as wise as Solomon and as powerful as Alexander the Great. But we become aware of this only when we are forced to teach other and to participate in adventure as extravagant as this has been.

May that which is glorified be glorified in the Lord.

People do have a tendency about things that do not even exist, while they fail to learn the lessons that are before their eyes.

The only reward for seeking a reward is to what to do with that reward.

Few can accept the burden of their own victory: must give up their dreams when they see that they can be realized. They refuse to fight the good fight because they do not know what to do with their own happiness they ate imprisoned by the things of the world.

It is true that people always arrived at the right moment at the place where someone waits them.


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