Monday, July 04, 2005

The Alchemist

Yesterday I finished reading the Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist - a magical fable about following your dream. It has a very simple yet powerful message about the way our perceptions - about dreams - change from childhood as we move on to teenage, adulthood and oldage. This book was recommended and lent to me by a collegue Saif, co-ordinator of Theatre club @ hp (whom I haven't met so far, but interacted through mails). Here, I will try to include a couple of things which I relate to and believe strongly - and hence, can remember enough to share with you all.

The whole book seems to be a commentary on my all-time favourite quote - "If you really want something, the whole World will conspire to make it happen for you."
(those who know me - know how many times I keep repeating this quote at the slightest chance I get to do so!) This has been true to me and at the same time, I also believe that the World includes ourselves and that we must do what we can to chase and fulfill our dreams. Most important thing to do - is to listen to your heart - that's the one which will tell you what you really want.

On the path to realizing our dreams, we begin with the "beginner's luck", we're tempted to deviate along many other paths and we're tested the hardest just before we reach the goals. Sounds/feels familiar, isn't it?

Everywhere and everytime, there are "omens" or "signs" as we call them - keep confronting us indicating the nature of things to come. In the hazzles of our daily lives, we don't heed them or ignore them - this can be fortunate or otherwise - and as it is with everything else, entirely upto us on what we make of them.

Before I close this, I want to quote Jack the Sparrow (from the movie The Pirates of the Carribean): The whole world is divided in to two kinds of people - those who can and those who can't.

Where do you belong?
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