Another wrong step

As if nothing had changed overnight, the warrior takes another wrong step and dives once again into the abyss. Ghosts provoke, loneliness torments him. Now that he is more aware of his acts, he did not think this would happen.

But it did. Shrouded by darkness, he talks to his master.

“Master, I fell again into the abyss “, he says.” The waters are deep and dark”.

“Remember something “, responds the master. It is not the diving that causes the drowning, but the staying underwater

The warrior uses his remaining strength to get out of the situation he is in.



  1. RavMedia says:

    Warrior of the Light – the best book ever… it was a`n inspiration for me… in every sense…. thank you Master !

  2. sheida says:

    thank you

  3. Uzma Khan says:

    I have recently gone through the marvelous book “Warrior of the Light”. In many many things, it has greatly helped me.. on how to deal with hurt, envy, hardships, emotional garbage etc. Thanks so much for such a beautiful manual.

    One thing that I still don’t get.. and was hoping to find was on “how to deal with flattery”. I was thinking and surmised that I should ask you myself. How to deal with flattery specially in complicated situations where you can’t simply minimize interaction or get rid of those people from your life.

    1. ronald says:

      i think i have an explaination…….i think ideally flattery should be harmless……..should not affect us anyway…….ideally it should not deviate us from our goal(could be the object of flattery) to gaining social recognition(which would ultimately lead destruction of qualities)………nor it should create within us a lust for appreciation…………….but in real life it does…….how?…………..i think we allow it…….whenever we boast or lie about qualities we do not possess…..we create an emotion for getting appreciation and social recognition even for those values we do not possess………..also when the reasons for our actions are not proper(for getting appreciated or recognized)…..again then we create these negative emotions……which resides in our hearts…………and when flattered…….these emotions deviate us from our goal and hurts us.
      i think this is the true reason……….although i am a failure in my life……never been able to remain flawless for quite a time
      god bless paulo coelho

  4. Yan says:

    Chinese translation






  5. Alias Vinci says:

    To fall but not surrender. How weak aren’t we? How small and powerless? But in every frustrating and dark moment of curse, we prove our strength with resolution. Without difficulties we would have no character and we wouldn’t grow in strength and appreciation of light.

  6. beth says:

    Inspired and made me realized;)thanx

  7. Lennox says:

    27th at night, 11.30pm – STONED…

    If you disrespect yourself you will disrespect others… sooner or later you will; trust me!

    I’ve just sat here for about the last ten minutes reading the two lines above, proof reading as I’ve just realized, and only just, put a full stop in between the 11 and the 30pm. Now… I think I might take it out again.


    1. nisha says:

      loved it……

      great message…

  8. GUERRERO DEJA DE LLORAR QUE TUS LAGRIMAS TE VAN AHOGAR, HECHA ANDAR Y SI LA VIDA TE PISA DESENVAINA UNA SONRISA Y VUELVETE A LEVANTAR( CANCION DE MAGO DE OZ DEJA DE LLORAR) Si bien en la vida existen momentos dificiles y no tenemos la opcion de elegir si los queremos vivir, si podemos elegir en cuanto tiempo nos pondremos a trabajar para salir de eso y buscar pasar una mejor situacion,. A veces la vida es muy dura pero despues de recibir un golpe debes de decidir cuanto tiempo estaras pensando en el golpe recibido, mejor apresurate ytrabaja en mejorar tu defensa e inclusive piensa en un posible ataque.

  9. Buenas, espero este muy bien, para empezar me imagino que ya a escucho esto cientos de ocasiones, pero a mi tambien me paso, hace diez años empece a leer sus libros por casualidad de la vida y desde entonces cada vez que paso algo en la vida uno de sus libros llega a mi, debo decirle que aunque me encanta lo que escribe solo en 4 ocasiones busque comprar sus libros, el resto la vida se a encargado de hacermelos llegar y lo magico de esto es que a llegado el que debia para lo que necesitaba, me a enseñado mucho y gracias a eso me embarque en el sueño de ser escritor, llevo 3 años intentando publicar algo, pero hasta ahora por proceder de un pais tan pequeño y con poca cultura para la lectura me a sido dificil, pero no me rindo porque creo en mi sueño y si lo tengo que financiar lo hare. Recientenmente estoy leyendo el Aleph que llego a mi esta navidad, fue un presente de una persona que amo mucho y cuando lo abri la voz que me guia me dijo esto es lo que ocupas para volver a creer. Yo deje de creer en mi sueño y estuve a punto de rendirme, pero de nuevo usted llego en el mejor momento atraves de uno de sus libros y me enseño a creer de nuevo. Algun dia publicare mi primer libro que habla acerca de la comprension y se que empezare a mejorar el mundo asi como usted lo hace, se que existe la posibilidad de que este comentario no llegue a usted, pero tambien existe una posibilidad y eso es suficiente como para intentarlo. De nuevo lo felicito y le doy gracias por el tiempo, deberia venir un dia a CostaRica es un hermoso pais, muy calido y de gente muy pura vida.

  10. Nadia says:

    First…love myself…now I’m sure for that!!!!! <3

  11. Cristina says:

    Guerreiro amado
    Nessas noites escuras e nos mergulhos, seu trabalho é luz.
    Qdo me sinto perdida , leio a Bí­blia e vc.
    Q Deus continue te inspirando sempre.
    Vc é minha inspiraí§í£o pra ní£o desanimar.
    Homem maravilhoso e genial.
    Deus te ilumine.
    Te amo.

  12. Vanda says:

    I will not let the abyss take me again. I have fought long and hard for the answers to keeping above water.I feel I have found the way. I do sense and sometimes feel that deep hopelessness but it cannot embed itself inside my heart again. I need to be who I was meant to be. I need to be there for who God put me here for. Many Blessings to you all. Peace and Love.

  13. Sarah says:

    It’s too easy to be out of trouble than to get out of trouble. It could be like a vice or habit that’s too hard to break but life always gives us reason to hope and live again, wiser..

  14. Diego Ballatore says:

    Un Guerrero De La Luz se aproxima a un abismo. se pueden dar mil pasos seguros pero uno demás acabarí­a con todo, entonces el Guerrero se detiene antes de destruirse así­ mismo, y retoma el camino del Buen Combate… COHELO GRACIAS POR TODO…

  15. sadaf tayyab says:

    this is what i would love to mention that i’ve learnt this from sir paulo coelho “HOW TO STAND UP AGAIN AFTER A FATAL DEFEAT”…… sir the spiritual messages that you give us in your novels are really heart touching. i’ve gone through many chalanges of life…sometimes i just feel myself drowned in a deep abyss but by reading your writtings it made me feel as if our life is like a book and each day of our life is like a new page carrying new story and happenings and for reading all these pages we must gather all our energies to face all the realities of every new day.

    1. marie says:

      I couldn’t agree more. Paulo Coelho is such an inspirational writer. He seems to have the right word to keep me going every time.

  16. Gonzalo says:

    Cuando nos sentimos en el abismo o profundidad o cerca de el, es por que no estamos con Dios si no con el mal que nos lleva hacia allí­.
    Dios siempre nos lleva por suaves pastizales y sus caminos tiernos y seguros.
    Cuando estemos en esa situación solo debemos frenarnos y pensar quien nos esta guiando en ese momento, rezar, pedirle a Dios que nos guí­e y al Espí­ritu Santo que nos de sus fuerzas para atravesar ese escollo.

  17. Julie Takase says:

    Very inspirational!

  18. Jimmy Hawkins says:

    Great message. Keep it coming

  19. Athena says:

    Another wrong step means you’re out of focus. Presence of mind. Keep trying to stand up from a fall. Life’s like that. Keep learning as well.

  20. Subhan says:

    Hi all,

    I read Aleph and it seems there’s a connection between Paulo Coelho’s life and Chinese Bamboo.

    After doing some research, I came up with something. Feel free to find out:



  21. Stella says:

    There is no abyss, there only is fear of it. Fear of ourselves.

  22. meann alforque says:

    as long as there is life…there is hope….to win…. :) warriors are born to win….

  23. yash says:

    How do I make my heart love again? It’s hurt so bad it keeps running from taking the plunge again. Why is it that love leads to so much hurt?!

    1. Hana says:

      I know what you mean, i am in similar situation, in some point still keeping hope that something/someone will bring us together again even i know its over, know it but dont want to admit it, want just keep the hope. In other point want to meet someone else but when thinking about it, have the feeling that would never be able to trust someone that much again. It is like cursed circle want to be with someone again but scared to even try to meet someone….

  24. Jessica says:

    Im tired of the abyss now …. so I climb up …. once again …do I ever learn ??? I hope so !!!

  25. wongkenglan says:

    Thank you , There is a twist to the title .I believe it is from the twist in life that I have learn so much and you have delivered it so mystically and I am sure from this min clip I will find your book very captivating.Looking forward to land one in my hands.

  26. Eryn Pascascio says:

    It is 2:54 am and as I lay here sleepless in Seattle and reflecting on all the mistakes I recently made, about a feet away from me tucked in my luggage is your “Warrior of the Light “book that I bought to lift me up while on my trip. However, I couldn’t seem to get past page 10 as the words are stagnant in my mind as it is my current story, a few moments of wanting distraction from my restlessness this post apears on my facebook as an answer to the question WHY ??that has been on my mind .How amazing!

  27. Olta Canka says:

    Warrior keep swimming and have faith! You see, you have no other way out but getting out of there, no matter how long it takes, no matter what it takes, or how things look like.

    Love :)