Tag: paulo coelho
Happy Valentines Day
“I’ve been in love before, it’s like a narcotic. At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day you want more. You’re not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still control things.You think about the person you love for two minutes then forget them for three hours. But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes. If he’s not there, you feel like an addict who can’t get a fix. And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you’re willing to do anything for love.”- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept”
Do you feel useful?
Ask a flower in the field: ‘Do you feel useful? After all, you do nothing but produce the same flowers over and over?’
And the flower will answer: ‘I am beautiful, and beauty is my reason for living.’
Ask the river: ‘Do you feel useful, given that all you do is to keep flowing in the same direction?’
And the river will answer: ‘I’m not trying to be useful, I’m trying to be a river.’
Nothing in this world is useless in the eyes of God. Not a leaf from a tree falls, not a hair from your head, not even an insect dies because it was of no use. Everything has a reason to exist.
Even you, the person asking the question. ‘I’m useless’ is the answer you give yourself.
Soon that answer will poison you and you will die while still alive, even though you still walk, eat, sleep and try to have a little fun whenever possible.
Don’t try to be useful. Try to be yourself: that is enough, and that makes all the difference.
Never try to please everyone, if you do you will be respected by noone.
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
Reading is good
I have never been much of a novel reader or a bookworm, except for browsing magazines or even better e-magazines. My favourite ones being Oprah, Elle, Cosmo, Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping etc. However I decided to dedicate more ‘me time’ to reading a book. I
have had A friend s who can could finish a brand new novel in a day or two, and I always find that impossible. So one of my aim, wouldn’t call it a resolution, is to read more.
I have started on Brida this month, and hoping to finish it within this month too!! (Yes that long !!) Well at least it’s a start. Wish me Luck 🙂
Prayer of Forgiveness
The tears I shed, I forgive.
The suffering and disappointments, I forgive.
The betrayals and lies, I forgive.
The slandering and scheming, I forgive.
The hatred and persecution, I forgive.
The punches that were given, I forgive.
The shattered dreams, I forgive.
The dead hopes, I forgive.
The disaffection and jealousy, I forgive.
The indifference and ill will, I forgive.
The injustice in the name of justice, I forgive.
The anger and mistreatment, I forgive.
The neglect and oblivion, I forgive.
The world with all its evil, I forgive.
Grief and resentment, I replace with understanding and agreement.
Revolt, I replace with music that comes from my violin.
Pain I replace with oblivion.
Revenge, I replace with victory.
I will be able to love above all discontentment.
To give even when I am stripped of everything.
To work happily even when I find myself in the midst of all obstacles.
To dry tears even when I am still crying.
To believe even when I am discredited.
– Paulo Coelho (Aleph)
Tears speak for themselves
I couldnt help but share this.. It is from the one and only Paulo Coelho’s Blog.
Something that really touched my heart – It’s takes as little as 30 secs to read this however you seem to think about it for much longer than that.
Our great goal in life is to love. The rest is silence.
We need to love.
Even when it leads us to the land where the lakes are made of tears, to that secret, mysterious place, the land of tears!
Tears speak for themselves. And when we feel that we have cried all we needed to cry, they still continue to flow.
But when we believe that our life is destined to be a long walk through the Vale of Sorrows, the tears suddenly vanish.
Because we managed to keep our heart open, despite the pain.
Because we realised that the person who left us did not take the sun with them or leave darkness in their place.
They simply left, and with every farewell comes a hidden hope.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
R.I.P Robin Gibb
The irony of life, we always start paying attention to life and esp people when they are gone!! I am sure just like me there are millions of people out there in the world who are actually searching for his all old, all time favourite songs and will be amazed to even notice some songs we actually forgot or just realised that it was actually sung by the Bee Gees..
Well – i am sure Bee Gees will end up with more likes, searches and even more sales to follow … however unfortunately Robin Gibb will never find out … “talented beyond even his own understanding”.
I hope you all enjoy the below video from One Night Only, these are almost 30 of his top all time hits..
Watch on Youtube: watch?v=x1iTp6aWm_Q&feature=relatedTrack Listing 1. You Should Be Dancing 2. Alone 3. Massachusetts 4. To Love Somebody
5. I’ve Got A Message To You
7. Closer Than Close
8. Islands in the Stream
10. Our Love (Don’t Throw It All Away)
11. Night Fever/More Than A Woman
12. Still Waters
13. Lonely Days
14. Morning of My Life
15. New York Mining Disaster 1941
16. Too Much Heaven
17. I Can’t See Nobody
18. Run To Me
19. And The Sun Will Shine
20. Nights on Broadway
21. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
26. I Started A Joke
28. Jive Talkin’
29. How Deep Is Your Love
30. Stayin’ Alive
31. You Should Be Dancing
They say that in the second before our death, each of us understands the real reason for our existence, and out of that moment, Heaven or Hell is born. Hell is when we look back during that fraction of a second and know that we wasted an opportunity to dignify the miracle of life. Paradise is being able to say at that moment: “I made some mistakes, but I wasn`t a coward. I lived my life and did what I had to do.” Paulo Coelho