Monday, April 27, 2009

Zahir speaks

Half way through the book and I am thinking I should re read this book up teen times. Makes me wonder where Paulo gets his inspiration from. I mean I believe without a shadow of doubt that he is great writer and spiritual person. However I can’t believe such wonderful thoughts come from a mortal. Some of the paragraphs from Zahir make me think, ponder and analyse for a long time, like the one below

"What we need to learn is always there before us, we just have to look around us with respect and attention in order to discover where God is leading us and which step we should take next. As Einstein said, God doesn’t play dice with Universe; everything is interconnected and has a meaning. That meaning may remain hidden nearly all the time, but we always know we are close to our true mission on earth when what we are doing is touched with the energy of enthusiasm.

If it is, then all is well. If not, then we had better change direction.

When we are on the right path, we follow the signs, and if we occasionally stumble, the Divine comes to our aid, preventing us from making a mistake. "
I closed the book and stood there in the Metro station starring at space for several minutes. Am I really doing something that interests me? Is it even remotely closer to bringing me enthusiasm or satisfaction?

After several minutes my poor logical mind fails miserably to make any conclusion. For now I am holding on to the following quote

"Only when all logics fail, Magic can happen"

Monday, April 6, 2009

From Brida

Brida - Paulo Coelho is such a lovely book! From the front cover picture to the last page, it stirred me, excited me, made me cry... wow...I am so obsessed with it now.

Not so often we feel we have been served more than what we paid for , yet alone in books. But Paulo never dissapointed me. He writes to my heart !

Here are the some of the quotes from the book that I loved.

"Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong … even a stopped clock is right twice a day."

"Sometimes certain blessings from God come crashing in through the windows"

"Do not try to explain feelings. Live everything intensely and treasure what you feel as a gift from God.”

"The noblest thing a human being can experienceis acceptance of the mystery"

"When you find your way you cannot be scared. You need to be brave enough to take wrong steps. The deceptions, failures, lack of enthusiasm, are tools that God places in our way to reveal the path."

“In his or her life, each person can take one of two attitudes: to build or to plant. Builders may take years over their tasks, but one day they will finish what they are doing. Then they will stop, hemmed in by their own walls. Life becomes meaningless once the building is finished. Those who plant suffer the storms and the seasons and rarely rest. Unlike a building, a garden never stops growing. And by its constant demands on the gardener’s attention, it makes the gardener’s life a great adventure."