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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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This is an absolute MUST READ! It gets you looking at life and opportunities that are presented to you in a different light.Published 1 hour ago by M. Perry
This was soul touching
This book has reminded me to listen to my heart more
I read this at the right time for me
Thank you Paulo
A book difficult to put down once started. Interesting thought "your personal legend". Do we all follow our personal legend by the choices we make?Published 2 hours ago by J.S.Moodie
I enjoyed reading this rich fable. It was so different from anything I have ever read before. At first it seemed like a simple story; but, it had layer after layer of... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by anne m
I've read it twice in the last 2 weeks. It's a simple and thoughtful book.Published 7 hours ago by Liz Grant
Fabulous book! An easy read and insightful, you get out of it what you need.Published 10 hours ago by DLE