We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”
– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Pray with your eyes wide open, so you can see how people treat each other. Pray with your mouth open, so you can denounce injustices. Pray with your soul, pray your arms, pray with your feet. Pray every time you give or receive love. Prayer is not a sign of weakeness, but of strenght. Prayer is not for old ladies, but for young and adults alike. Prayer is not a about repeating words others thought you, but discovering new sentences you already know, but are hidden in your heart. Prayer is what we need now.
“ Stop thinking all the time that you're bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain. And if they don't have the courage to complain, that's their problem” ― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
Happy week and remember: Walk firmly, without being afraid of stumbling. But pay attention to every step: your movements are being watched by your enemies Love without limits or fear but keep your sword in a place place where everybody can see
We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.
Eu conversava com um sacerdote católico e um rapaz muçulmano durante um almoço. Quando o garçom passava com uma bandeja, todos se serviam, menos o muçulmano, que fazia o jejum anual prescrito no Alcorão. Quando o almoço terminou e as pessoas saíram, um dos convidados não deixou de alfinetar: “veja como os muçulmanos são fanáticos! Ainda bem que vocês não tem nada em comum com eles”. “Temos sim”, disse o padre. “Ele tenta servir a Deus tanto quanto eu. Apenas seguimos leis diferentes”. E concluiu: “pena que as pessoas só vejam as diferenças que as separam. Se olhassem com mais amor, enxergariam principalmente o que há de comum entre elas – e metade dos problemas do mundo seriam resolvidos”. (taken from my book "Maktub")
“When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.” ― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes