Quote of the Day

By Paulo Coelho

The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.
A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

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Today’s Question by Aart Hilal

It seems that in the first half of the story, Athena was searching for herself and seeking for self-realization, but after the incident at Portobello, her goal has changed to carry out her own mission. What is the change of the thoughts underlining such transition.

Athena is trying to reach a deeper understanding of herself, but in this process she also learns to live with the mystery, with the unanswered questions. This is how the transition begins. She is learning to live with her “empty spaces”, traits of her personality that defy a certain logic, that can’t be expressed in words. You see, the whole problem is not about having empty spaces, but about admitting that they exist.

Today’s society is so preoccupied about coherence that many get trapped in the misconception that all is explainable. Society tries to convince us that we have to be completely transparent, not only to world but to ourselves. There is where the danger lies. It’s necessary to admit that some things can’t be grasped, that our empty spaces exist and that we have to respect and honor the mystery.

Once you start honoring that – that’s when your quest becomes your mission.

THANK YOU!

Dear Readers,

UP-DATE 1 (18.09.08) : I just received the news that since yesterday the show was downloaded more than 650 times. It is really a pity that the chat room could only hold 200 people.

The Alchemist Live Event with Laurence Fishburne and I was a great success.

According to the organizers of the online event it is #1 live show for books and is on the top 10 of all shows in all categories at BlogTalRadio.

For those who didn’t have the chance to hear it, you can hear it by pressing play in the widget below.

Love
Paulo

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