I am in love with this book “The Alchemist” and the author Paulo Coelho. If you haven’t read it yet, you must. One of my close friends suggested it to me and I am forever grateful that he did 😉
The story is full of life lessons, inspiration and beautiful wisdom for all. It’s about a young shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from Spain to the deserts in Egypt in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. During his journey he meets various characters like a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself a king and an alchemist who all seem to direct Santiago in the direction of his goal without knowing what that treasure even is.
“The Alchemist” is a story about searching for happiness on the outside world when really the journey and treasure takes place within our hearts. You can travel the world or work in different companies searching for happiness but in the end, it’s wherever your heart is directing you, to your passions; that’s where you will find your treasure. I found this book to give hope when wanting to transform a dream into a reality and how important it is to listen to our hearts, especially when it comes to love. One of my favorite parts is when the alchemist tells Santiago that before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way, not because it is evil but so we can master the lessons as we move closer to the dream, just as the darkest hour of the night comes before the dawn.
The Alchemist reminds me of life coaching because there are many questions we ask ourselves about life and how to improve it. We search for the answers externally when really all along the solutions are always within us.
Therefore, there’s an Alchemist in All of us ❤
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure” ~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Welcome to Day One of #TheA-ZChallenge everyone 🙂