Motivational Quotes: "The Alchemist," Paulo Coelho February 17, 2014 by Christina Cheng in Books, Lifestyle, Culture, The Alchemist, Quotes, Motivation, Dreams, Personal Legend, Paulo Coelho If you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here. When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises. Everything on earth is being continuously transformed, because the earth is alive... and it has a soul. We are apart of that soul, so we rarely recognize that it is working for us. There is only one way to learn... It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey. When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed. 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 a second’s encounter with God and with eternity. To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation. [Personal Legends] They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. The future belongs to God, and it is only he who reveals it, under extraordinary circumstances. Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested. Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World. The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better. When I have been truly searching for my treasure, I’ve discovered things along the way that I never would have seen had I not had the courage to try things that seemed impossible. It’s true; life really is generous to those who pursue their Personal Legend. There is a force that wants you to realize your Personal Legend; it whets your appetite with a taste of success. When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it. Never stop dreaming... Follow the omens. That’s the principle that governs all things... In alchemy, it’s called the Soul of the World. When you want something with all your heart, that’s when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It’s always a positive force. You already know about alchemy. It is about penetrating to the Soul of the World, and discovering the treasure that has been reserved for you. Oscar Wilde said: ‘Each man kills the thing he loves.’ What is a personal calling? It is God’s blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. You must not let up, even after having come so far. Forget about the future, and live each day according to the teachings, confident that God loves his children. Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity. Remember that wherever you heart is, there you will find your treasure. You’ve got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense. You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his Personal Legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t true love... the love that speaks the Language of the World. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you. Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time. If a person is living out his Personal Legend, he knows everything he needs to know. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.