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The Alchemist

 Last night I completed the book written by Paulo Coelho. Its a simple story.A magical fable about following your dream. Thats what the caption says. I once started reading The Alchemist last year after hearing about it. I got bored of it at one stage. I felt the story was moving at a very slow pace and left the book without completing it. After a year, I once again came across this book and read it without any expectations. I loved the book this time. Not only that, this time after I got through that part which made me leave the book last time couldn’t sleep without completing it.

     The story is about a Shepard who follows his dream of discovering the treasure at pyramids. In order to find the treasure he has to travel a lot and let go of his present life. In the process he meets a Gypsy women, a King, a Thief, an Englishman, The love of his life and finally the Alchemist. You have to read the book to know the rest of the story. 

At many while reading the book you will be able to relate what the Shepard is going through. The outcomes will it applies to your life too. What the books says is simple -

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”  

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” 

“Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”  

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is an encounter with God and with eternity.”

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” 

     These things apply to everyone who has a dream, which I think most of us have. After reading the book I realized that if you follow your heart and don’t give up on your dream, it some how takes to your destiny and the journey would be totally worth it. If you are reading this, I just hope you realize the same. And of course, don’t miss the book.