The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Reading books and listening to podcasts have changed me for the better. In short, they saved me. Books and podcasts are just the two of many tools I am using to discover a better version of me. Every morning when I listen to a podcast or I read a chapter in a book, I learn something new… and for me, this is exciting. Some days ago I  decided to go back and read The Alchemist by the Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. I read this book when it was first published in 1988 and I must confess that then, I did not get the message contained in the book . I just saw it as a story of a shepherd boy who was told by an old king to sell his sheep, travel to the Egyptian Pyramids where he will find treasure.


This time round, I get the core message. So, I am taking my time and savoring the numerous life-affirming  messages in The Alchemist. I am taking my time because (and this is just my opinion) it is a book not to be rushed. Every Aha in The Alchemist needs to be pondered upon and that is what I am doing. When I finish this book, I plan to read it to my daughters as well. I feel they are not too young to understand the core theme of the book.


This post is to share with you the core message of The Alchemist which I can’t seem to get it out of my mind. “When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” To put it simply“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”

The Alchemist

If you are looking to achieve a dream, or you are still searching for what your purpose is, or even, you want to accomplish what you have always wanted to do, Please read this book.

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Yvonne xxx

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