Wednesday, 11 September 2013
In the Eyes of an Alchemist:Life,dreams,destiny and happiness
Dreams: It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them
Conformity: When someone sees the same people every day, they wind up becoming a part of that person's life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Fate: It describes people's inability to choose their own destinies. And it ends up saying that everyone believes the world's greatest lie.
"It's this: that 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 world's greatest lie."
Destiny:"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
Happiness: “I am happy and contented because 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. You'll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens, and that tribesmen fight because they are part of the human race. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival; because life is the moment we're living right now."
The language of the world in the eyes of an Alchemist (Excerpts from the book The Alchemist)