‘Difficulty’ is the name of an ancient tool that was created purely to help us define who we are. And when everything seems dark, and we feel alone and helpless, we won’t look back, for fear of seeing the changes that have taken place in our soul. We will look ahead. We will not fear what happens tomorrow, because yesterday we had someone watching over us. And that same Presence will remain at our side. That Presence will shelter us from suffering. Or will give us the strength to face it with dignity. - Manuscript found in Accra, Paulo Coelho
The people who really help others are not trying to be useful, but are simply leading a useful life. They rarely give advice, but serve as an example. Do one thing: live the life you always wanted to live. Avoid criticising others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams. This may not seem very important to you, but God, who sees all, knows that the example you give is helping Him to improve the world. And each day, He will bestow more blessings upon it. - Manuscript found in Accra, Paulo Coelho
PAULO COELHO na lista Nielsen (por 29 anos!) O alquimista, o long-seller de Paulo Coelho, só seria destaque na Lista Nielsen PublishNews se, por alguma obra do acaso, ele ficasse de fora do rol dos livros escritos por autores brasileiros mais vendidos em livrarias, supermercados e lojas de autoatendimento espalhadas pelo território nacional. É uma raridade isso acontecer. Mas, em julho, um pequeno detalhe fez a diferença e trouxe Coelho à manchete desta nota. O ISBN agora é outro. É que Paulo Coelho está de casa nova. A sua obra, que antes estava na Sextante, foi transferida para o selo Paralela, do Grupo Companhia das Letras, pelo qual Paulo já tinha lançado A espiã, seu último título, publicado em 2016. (Fonte: PublishNews)
In the cycle of nature there is no such thing as victory or defeat: there is only movement. The gazelle eats the grass and is devoured by the lion. It isn’t a matter of who is the strongest, but God’s way of showing us the cycle of death and resurrection. And within that cycle there are neither winners nor losers, there are only stages that must be gone through. When the human heart understands this, it is free, able to accept difficult times and not be deceived by moments of glory. Both will pass. One will succeed the other. And the cycle will continue until we liberate ourselves from the flesh and find the Divine Energy. Therefore, when the fighter is in the ring – whether by his own choice or because unfathomable destiny has placed him there – may his spirit be filled with joy at the prospect of the fight ahead. If he holds on to his dignity and his honour, then, even if he loses the fight, he will never be defeated, because his soul will remain intact. - Paulo Coelho, Manuscript found in Accra
Maria, kneeling, lowered her head and stared at the floor. ‘…in order to avoid this relationship causing any serious physical harm, we have two code words. If one of us says “yellow”, that means that the violence should be decreased slightly. If one of us says “red”, it must be stopped at once.’ ‘You said “one of us”…’ ‘We take turns. One cannot exist without the other; no one can know how to humiliate another person if they themselves have http://bit.ly/1LxGejl
What I learned in life is, That no matter how good a person is, sometimes they can hurt you & because of this we must forgive. It takes years to build trust and only seconds to destroy it .. We don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.. The circumstances and the environment influence on our lives, but we are the one who responsible for ourselves.. That you have to control your acts or they will control you.. That patience requires much practice.. that there are people who love us, but simply don’t know how to show it.. That sometimes the person you think will hurt you and make you fall.. Is instead one of the few who will help you to get up.. You should never tell a child that dreams are fake, it would be a tragedy if they knew.. It’s not always enough to be forgiven by someone, in most cases you have to forgive yourself first.. That no matter in how many pieces your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop to fix it .. May be God wants us to meet all the wrong people first before meeting the right one.. So when we finally meet the right one we are grateful for that gift .. When the door of happiness closes, another door opens.. but often we look so long at the closed one.. we don’t see what was open for us .. The best kind of a friend is the kind in which you can sit on a porch and walk… Without saying a word & when you leave it feels it was the best conversation you ever had. It’s true we don’t know what we have until we find it, but its also true, we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.. It only takes a minute to offend someone, an hour to like someone, a day to love someone, but it takes a life time to forget someone. Don’t look for appearances, they can be deceiving, don’t go for wealth even that can fade, Find someone who makes you smile, because it only takes a smile to make a day better, find what makes your heart smile.. There are moments in life when you miss someone so much.. that you wish you can take them out of your dream and hug them for real.. Dream what you want, go wherever you want to go.. because you have only one life.. and one change to do the things you want to do .. The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything that comes their way. The best future is based on the forgotten past.. You can’t go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
"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." "What a horrible way to put it," he said.” ― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
Eu quem agradece.Em 1968 fugi do asilo psiquiátrico, cheguei à Bahia sem um tostão, nao tinha o que comer, ela me acolheu, me alimentou, e me deu um lugar para dormir. São coisas que jamais esquecemos