FridayInspiration: Listen to your Heart

Happy Friday.  This morning I was going through Paulo Coelho‘s The Alchemist because I wanted to read again the scene in the desert when the  boy becomes the wind.  In search of this scene, the following dialogue among the Alchemist, the boy and his heart, became the inspiration for this entry.

Listentoyourheart©2010 Liliane Mavridara. All Rights Reserved.
Listentoyourheart©2010 Liliane Mavridara. All Rights Reserved.

“Listen to your heart.  It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there”…

“Why do we have to listen to our hearts?”, the boy asked…

“Because wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure”…

“My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer”, the boy said.

“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.”

“Every second of the search is an encounter with God”, the boy told his heart.  “When I have been truly searching for my treasure, every day has been luminous, because I have known that every hour was a part of the dream that I would find it. 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 for a shepherd to achieve.”

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