Paulo Coelho strikes…

As always, just when you think you can’t take any more messages from the Universe, Paulo Coelho finds a way of striking *right through the heart*:

This is an excerpt of his blog post entitled “1 min reading: Killing our dreams”:

Taken from Paulo Coelho's blog (17 April 2011)
Taken from Paulo Coelho's blog (17 April 2011)

The first symptom of the process of our killing our dreams is the lack of time. The busiest people I have known in my life always have time enough to do everything. Those who do nothing are always tired and pay no attention to the little amount of work they are required to do. They complain constantly that the day is too short. The truth is, they are afraid to fight the Good Fight.

The second symptom of the death of our dreams lies in our certainties. Because we don’t want to see life as a grand adventure, we begin to think of ourselves as wise and fair and correct in asking so little of life. We look beyond the walls of our day-to-day existence, and we hear the sound of lances breaking, we smell the dust and the sweat, and we see the great defeats and the fire in the eyes of the warriors. But we never see the delight, the immense delight in the hearts of those who are engaged in the battle. For them, neither victory nor defeat is important; what’s important is only that they are fighting the Good Fight.

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Continue reading the rest of the post HERE

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