The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

There is a Personal Legend within every one of us, however most never know it exist.  The Personal Legend is a deep insight of the inner you.  You can shape a dream into reality.  You can even contact the Soul of the World.  How could someone do this?  You need to learn the language of the world.  The world conspires to help you find your Personal Legend.  The universe speaks to you and even guides you.  However, if not pointing yourself to listen, communicate, and follow the guidance in front of you, it would only go about its business and you of course would do the same.

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Discovering the Possibilities of Life

As you are discovering yourself, there is a chance to discover the possibilities of life.  These are really all over when you open your eyes to it.  The only thing to this matter is that there in the middle is to find the right place where you fit.  Life does give you this contouring the world to meet you at your heart, your job is to be committed.

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Participate with Life

Daily life has a kind of magic that shares a glow of inspiration to us.  Only that it is hidden beneath a red curtain just as a good day is hidden by clouds.  How can we open life beyond the visible which makes us look only straight to work and straight back?  After awhile if on the path of the red curtain, there we are seated on the audience floor waiting for the performance to begin.

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A Grain of Sand

A grain of sand in the middle of the great blue drifts along the currents for days, months, years, and even decades.  Does it drift?  An inanimate piece of mother earth is incapable of moving.  However, it is able to swim.  How so?  It swims with the currents just as the winds blow.  If you only take it as a grain of sand, a small piece of rock examined with flat surfaces however cubical in its nature, it cannot swim.  Swimming is absurd.  Drawn to the minute, small as a grain of sand, it stays shallow.  There are many grains of sand along the bed of the ocean, while some float along the surface of the eddies and waves.

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Knowledge and Information

There are a lot of information in the world today.  The internet holds vasts amount of information, even that what we see is only the tip of the iceberg.  In the palm of our hand, there is the capability of cellphone devices (android, iphone, or others).  Just fingertips from reach is the technology that holds the universe of information.  Now with google, wikipedia, and other engines there are instant solutions; answers of all types ready to be accessed.  In the days before grasping these techs, we had to actually learn the contents to understand the idea.  However, nowadays, answers pop in just waiting to fill the blanks.  It’s easy to be susceptible to finding the answer to a problem instantly.  Or just filling the reservoir of information overload.  During the information age, could there be a possibility that we are losing the knowledge in front of us?

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Bonzai Tree

Lao Tzu is right about this that when we are trying to get something done, there has to be patience.  Have you ever tried to cultivate a bonsai tree?  The tree itself takes years to grow.  As it grows, you can determine which way it goes.  You have to be careful for the weight, spacing, as well as heat, draft, and humidity.  It can get delicate when working with something that requires a higher regard.  Handling is the utmost importance.  Our life can be as a bonsai, it can be in the growth to a work of art.  We need to take care not to prod it so much that it may mar the possibilities.  Remember that a bonsai tree grows in a natural way.  Therefore, we need to go through the natural process as well.

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