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A young shepherd boy Santiago is really enjoying the freedom of going from one place to another with his sheep.
He believes that independence is an essential asset in keeping one’s spirit on a high level. One day, he decides to take a rest under a tree nearby a ruined church – there Santiago has a repeating dream.
In this moment of unconsciousness, he is “pulled” by various forces to find a fortune buried to an unknown location.
A child points to the Egyptian pyramids, and Santiago visits a gypsy woman to solve this puzzle.
Afterward, Santiago bumps into a man, who portrays himself as king – King of Salem.
Santiago realizes that this mystical man has the power to enter his mind and read his thoughts. Melchizedek encourages Santiago to follow his heart, and he’ll ultimately find this place.
Santiago sells his flock to finance his adventure to Tangier and embarks on a long journey.
After the arrival there, Santiago is robbed, and the thief takes all of his money. The shepherd boy now has to decide how to return home.
He faces a crossroad, whether to follow his dreams and cross the Sahara Desert with a caravan or to return back to Andalusia and buy sheep. He makes up his mind and joins a caravan that is traveling to Egypt.
On the way to Egypt, Santiago comes up against a man, who is interested in discovering the secrets of alchemy.
Turning any metal into gold is not a straightforward process, but he is eager to meet a renowned alchemist who lives in an oasis.
Santiago is worried about a sight he laid eyes on earlier. Two hawks fighting is a bad omen, because he had a vision of an army attacking the caravan.
Although this seems like an obvious violation of certain Desert principles, Santiago remains confident in his vision and presents it before the local chieftain.
Santiago reaches the Egyptian pyramids and starts digging, trying to locate the treasure. After a while, he realizes that there’s nothing valuable buried in the ground.
Heartbroken and sad, this young adventurist decides to hit the road and return home to Andalusia.
Upon his arrival, he goes to the church where he had that dream and starts contemplating. He begins digging beneath the tree and finds a substantial amount of treasure buried in there.
The treasure was there all along; he didn’t realize it.
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The prowess to go for big scores is sometimes the only that separates success from failure. The people who have the courage of following the voice of the heart can never drift off course.
Choose your agenda wisely, because even if your victory is not etched into the minds and hearts of many, you will always know that you never gave up on your dreams.
If you have business to attend to – do it, but never stop dreaming and hoping that every action carries a dose of magic. Perhaps, this may be construed as a figment of your imagination, but it’s the actual reality most people fail to see.
It’s not over; we have a lot more to give:
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
This is what we call love. 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.
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.
If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
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.
You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.
Life will be a party for you, a grand festival because life is the moment we’re living right now.
In fact, the life is generous with who lives his personal legend.
The closer one gets to realizing his destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being.
Life doesn´t come with any guarantees. You have to risk it to get the biscuit.
Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.
Where your treasure is, there also will be your heart.
I’m an adventurer, looking for treasure.
Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.
When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.
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.
I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can always concentrate on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival because life is the moment we’re living now.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.
If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
Paulo Coelho as a novelist and award-winning lyricist surely has the know-how to help you to thrive on myriad challenges.
We felt a profound sense of urgency while exploring this book, and we can say with some confidence that “The Alchemist” is not going to be a waste of time.