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Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. In one of the Englishman's books, Santiago first learns about the alchemists--men who believed that if a metal were heated for many years, it would free itself of all its individual properties, and what was left would be the "Soul of the World." Of course he does eventually meet an alchemist, and the ensuing student-teacher relationship clarifies much of the boy's misguided agenda, while also emboldening him to stay true to his dreams. "My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy confides to the alchemist one night as they look up at a moonless night.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself," the alchemist replies. "And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I must be missing something here. "Keep your eyes on the prize.". "Follow your dream."
"Great" advice stretched over about 180 pages devoid of any imagery or... Read more
so i did enjoy the message its a good read for anyone who feels lost in this complex world we find our selves encapsulated in. but i didnt enjoy the rushed pace of the book.Published 1 day ago by Radhika Bhullar
Great life lessons on how to be and experience this beautiful world we all live in. I'm deeply touched by what I've uncovered here.Published 1 day ago by david
This is new age drivel. I got this book on the strength of so many positive reviews and readers claiming their lives had been changed by it. Read morePublished 1 day ago by reader