CoelhoOffice 13 – Fear of changing

Videocast #13 – Paulo Coelho talking about why we often fear to change.

Videocast #13 – Paulo Coelho falando porque algumas vezes ele tem medo de mudar.

Videocast #13 – Paulo Coelho hablando porque algunas veces siente miedo de cambiar.

Comments

  1. Nonnie says:

    How do you do it though, it is so hard to love something and yet circumstances force you to remain in that position for the greater good of others. You want to do things that empower you, yet the constant advice and words of caution trap you into believing that taking that risk means the begining of the end.

    I so desperately want to follow the voice of the “Angel of goodluck” and pursue my love for theatre, but at home it is finanically impossible and I risk losing my mothe’s support. However I don’t want to look back 5 years from now (im 22) and regret not following my heart… This feeling is worst than any “broken heart” experience I have encountered.

    Paula, do you have any advice that could help me out?

  2. Ciao Bella says:

    This is to Hilal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3lWwBslWqg&ob=av2e
    May you have a Happy Easter, Paulo, with family and friends:)

    Peace:)

  3. leonornobre says:

    Olá Paulo

    Gostei imenso do ultimo podcast sobre o medo da mudança.
    Ultimamente tem-me acontecido ter algumas atitudes que eu não gostaria que acontececem, pois acabo por desiludir os outros. Fico triste, não sei se pq sei que os desiludi, porque gostaria que a minha personalidade fosse diferente, ou pq me sinto que me estou a trair a mim própria… Se calhar exigo mt de mim própria, ou serão os outros que me fazem sentir dessa forma? Bom, que confusão aqui vai!! :) As suas palavras são verdadeiramente inspiradoras.

  4. LoveM says:

    Transformation is a love affair..
    With Yourself.. just as You are..
    And everyone else.. just as they are..
    So what changes.. Nothing.. Everything..

    The deeper inside yourself you go the lighter it gets..
    That’s the beautiful thing with appreciation.. it is its own reward..
    The more you appreciate the more you see it is You/the Self..
    It is always a home coming.. a realisation of OneSelf..

    There is no need to be other than who you are
    You are divine.. You have been all of time
    Just like ocean spray is also the sea
    You are the seer and the seen

  5. Amali says:

    Hi Paulo!I must tell you that I just saw a movie “Die Welle”, It scare me and I want you to see it and tell me what you think… thanks

  6. Emanuela says:

    dear paulo,
    i would like to know what you think about the fact that sometimes things in our life never change. Altough we fight there is something that is always bigger than us and things we want to change remain the same. Is it the time to change place, to change friends? People around me thinks as they will never die, i don’t recognized my friends recently. (sorry for my english).

    1. Heimo Kruschinski says:

      Some things never change? I do not know, that does not correspond to my experience. There are certainly people that never change. But that’s not your problem. How do I see friendship? A friend is someone who says of his mind. In good times and bad times. You share things with each other. And above all, be honest and loyal. Something like that is very rare. In my experience. With places I do not know. Paris is everywhere. Similarly, it is probably with pyramids and treasures. I live in Vienna for a long time, I do not know, but I do not feel that I’ve seen it all. Similarly, it is with me. When I explore something new in me, then this will change my world and my friends. Conversely, the same way. If you look at the world, then one gets the impression that things do not change. This is only an illusion. Systems tilts, they do not change slowly. If you shelve a pot with water on a table and come over the edge, then nothing happens firstonce. Until it falls. Then it’s too late. It seems a lot of pots are pushed in the world. I hope i do not bother that I given my opinion, dear Emanuela.

      I wish you all a wonderful day

  7. Marie-christine Grimard says:

    Merci pour ce que vous êtes Paulo

  8. Ana Margarida Mignone says:

    Querido Paulo,
    hoje também penso que ‘o tempo não existe!’ !
    Grande beijo.
    Ana Margarida

  9. Paulo, your message here is very powerful!!! My biggest fear of change was exactly how explained. I feared I would hurt my loved ones. I quit my job, sold everything I owned to travel across South America and pursue my passion of writing. At first I felt I was being selfish for thinking of doing this. I would be leaving my family and friends behind. Today, They are really happy for me, furthermore, I am their inspiration for making changes in their lives!!

  10. Marc D says:

    Thank you again Paulo for your wise and poignant words.Please keep on being such a huge inspiration to so many….and THANK YOU sir!

  11. Tola says:

    Dear Coelho,

    Thank you very much for the opportunity to hear your sound of very helpful meaning and see you wonderful office which is simply comfortable with deep meaning . I hear and see with my own benefit.

    With Very Warm Regards,

    Tola

  12. Fi says:

    I love it….and all sounds very familiar!
    :o)
    Thanks, Sir!
    xFi

  13. Cynthia Pugh says:

    Thank you Paulo you are a blessing!

  14. Marie-Christine says:

    Obrigada
    I loved the sound effects and the movement of Beethoven’s 5th for the angel of death followed by the light and delightful Four Seasons ‘s Vivaldi ‘Primavera’ for the angel of luck.

    What your Mum said to you was very moving I thought.
    The notion of respect.

    As long as you have faith in yourself and follow the beats of your heart to guide you,. I believe you will find the peace in your heart.
    and I think when you find this you will find someone – Yourself –
    ‘Never ever give up’
    With love

    Marie-Christine

  15. Adriana says:

    Lovely anecdote about your mother. Thank you for being the writer I love.
    Your office makes you look comfortable and sweet.
    Have a wonderful week, my friend.

  16. Maria Nicolosi says:

    Grazie alla tuo CoelhoOffice 13°, Ho potuto capire che i cambiamenti non mi fanno paura, ho sempre avuto coraggio, però oggi non so se ne sono così certa, se sono io che ho cambiato la mia vita o se è la vita che ha cambiato. Da bambina la mia curiosità mi spingeva a sapere ed a scoprire cose nuove, e la vita mi sembrava una continua scoperta, una meravigliosa avventura, non ho mai smesso di seguire il mio istinto, il mio cuore, i miei sogni, ero molto realista però e mi sono sempre fermata non per paura ma per saggezza. Da bambina e da ragazzina ero una vecchia saggia ma crescendo sono diventata una intraprendente e ribelle donna, tutto ciò che la vita mi mostrava mi piaceva e l’ho sempre voluto provare e vivere, ma forse hai ragione tu quando dici che c’è la paura di cambiare, perchè così facendo seguendo la vita è stata la vita che ha cambiato me, andavo troppo di corsa, e mi piacevano i cambiamenti rapidi veloci incoscenti, e così sono rimasta intrappolata in una vita che avevo paura di cambiare, credevo di poter decidere di scegliere e di volere, ma è la vita che a volte ti sfugge e decide per te, e così l’altro ieri dopo una inutile ma molto chiarificatrice discussione con mio marito, mi sono accorta che stupidamente la vita mi aveva intrappolata, tutto quello che io credevo di aver scelto, voluto, pensato, creduto, non esisteva era la vita che aveva avuto il sopravvento su di me ed aveva scelto, deciso, e voluto al posto mio, ed ho capito che sono intrappolata in un rapporto cristallizzato che ho tanto voluto, e deciso e che per ben 40 anni ho pensato bellissimo e mi sono illusa fino all’altro ieri che fosse bellissimo, ma sono io che per paura di cambiare volevo credere che fosse bellissimo. E’ vero i sogni e la volontà possono cambiare molte cose, infatti la mia vita matrimoniale anche se è esattamente nella media, e pur sopra la media perchè ho raggiunto una serenità affettiva ed economica, e di finta intesa da poter credere ad un rapporto perfetto, ma la perfezione è dovuta soltanto al fatto che ho rinunciati a ma stessa, ho vissuto la vita che mio marito egoisticamente aveva scelto per lui, e non per me, ho rinunciato alla mia laurea, alla possibilità di realizzarmi come pittrice ( già all’età di 29 -30 anni mi era stata pronosticata da un famoso pittore una brillante carriera) ma io non ho avuto tenacia, mio marito odiava il suddetto pittore e mi ha vietato di fare delle mostre, minacciando una separazione, io lo amavo alla follia avevo una bimba piccola e di li a pochi mesi ne sarebbe arrivata un’altra, sono una mamma ed una nonna felice, ma io non ho avuto il coraggio dei cambiamenti non ho creduto abbastanza in me stessa, ho fatto scegliere alla mia vita credendo di scegliere. Sono veramente un fallimento, anche se ho fatto ho deciso molte cose, rendendo felici sereni e realmente agiati tutti i miei familiari mio marito compreso, ( ho il senso degli affari e con poco denaro guadagnato ed ereditato ho creato delle comodità immobiliari), cosicchè abitiamo in un ridente paesino, ognuno in case attigue e vicine dentro un meraviglioso cortile fiorito, nella casa di campagna dove in estate passavo le vacanze con tutta la mia famiglia nonni compresi( realizzando il mio sogno ed il sogno delle mie figlie), abbiamo anche una casa al mare sull’isola di Vulcano alle Isole Eolie, ed una a Parigi per viaggiare una volta l’anno, ma ho rinunciati a me stessa, ed ho anche scoperto che mio marito pigro, molto poco creativo e molto irriconoscente, se pur molto legato a me, mi ha detto che ritiene inutile tutto ciò che ho fatto materialmente e spiritualmente, anche quando se per avere tutto ciò ho dovuto parlare ,difendere, lottare, parlare con avvocati, notai, bancari, e scomode maestranze, per lui sono solo una stupida comoda vecchia moglie, che ha speso il suo denaro, tutto il mio mondo illusorio, il mio fantastico rapporto, la mia fantastica vita è andata in mille pezzi, io per lui valgo come la mia vicina di casa o la mia colf che non hanno ne’ cultura ne’ carattere, ne’ alcuna attitudine, la pittrice fallita che è in me è esplosa mi sento finita, senza alcuna iniziativa, anche se ho ripreso a dipingere, avrò una mostra d’oggetti d’arte e d’aretigianato il 12 Maggio prossimo, ed una mostra in estate, io mi sento finita, non mi sento amata, non ho più fiducia in me sressa ed in lui, mi sento una fallita paurosa, una codarda che ha rimandato la sua vita ad un mai più, per paura dei cambiamenti per la paura di poterlo perdere, ma lui non è mai stato mio, non mi stima e lui ha amato solo se stesso. E’ vero per paura dei cambiamenti ho ritardato se non fallito del tutto la mia vita.Non so perchè ho scritto tutto ciò, e se mai tu lo leggerai, ma forse è la prima volta che ho il coraggio di confessarlo e di riconoscere il mio fallimento, ed ho pensato che forse non sono più in tempo per realizzare il mio sogno di vedere riconosciuto il mio amore per la vita, per l’arte, per la pittura che ho amato sempre, ma so anche che quando rubo il tempo al sonno, o alla mia quotidianità faticosa, e dipingo e creo oggetti e monoli artistici sono sempre felice, vera e mi sento finalmente viva.

  17. cristina cabral says:

    Thank you, obrigada tb, é sempre um prazer ouvi-lo, hoje tb li a contigo, estava no supermercado, derepente, quem me olhava, vc na capa da revista, eu tinha pensado várias vezes em ir ao jornaleiro, mas acabava envolvida com outros afazeres. Fico muito feliz de saber que estão bem, vc e a Christina.

  18. Jayra Coelho M. Polato says:

    Eu também digo….Thank you! Por ter seguido o seu CAMINHO….E ter se tornado esse Grande Mago Da SABEDORIA… Que só enriquece o meu SABER…Com Tantas histórias BRILHANTES….Thank You !!!!!! ♥

  19. Padraic Israel says:

    Thank you Paulo for this message. For the last couple years I have been pursuing a passion and talent of mine, writing. Lately I’ve been going through a period of doubt concerning this. I’m not a big time writer, I’m not even well known, but I am still writing and sharing my imagination and expertise. It took a long time for me to embrace this talent of mine, and I don’t know if it will ever pay my bills, but that’s ok. I’ve come to see it as chasing a passion, of being true to myself. Today I was doubting if I should keep doing so. You have shown me that I should, I must. For that I am ever grateful. :-)

  20. beatrice says:

    yo tb te digo gracias paulo,porque siempre hay un mensaje que coincide con lo que me pasa en el día,este en concreto es la respuesta a mi situación 5 minutos antes de haber visto el video.GRACIAS.

  21. Marie-Christine says:

    En francais

    Peur de changer
    Bienvenus au Bureau de Coelho. Je suis Paulo Coelho
    Cela a l’air d’etre mon bureau mais non mon bureau est ici (dans la tete).

    En lisant les commentaires des gens sur le podcast, ils m’ont demande mon opinion sur la peur de changer. Oui.
    Nous avons peur du changement. Nous en avons peur parce que nous pensons qu’il controle cet Univers, qu’il controle tout ce qui est autour de nous. Mais en fait, personne ne controle rien.

    IL y a deux anges, qui de temps en temps. frappent a notre porte.
    Le premier ange est celui de la chance.
    Le deuxieme ange est l’ange de la mort. (musique)
    Ces deux anges nous demandent toujours :
    ‘Il te faut changer.
    Il te faut changer.
    Tu as besoin d’agir.’
    Alors nous ecoutons l’ange de la mort. Ce n’est pas parce qu’il a plus d;
    impact. alors lorsque l’ange de la mort dit
    ‘Tu as besoin de changer,’ tu changes tes habitudes, ton alimentation, tu changes ton attitude tu decides de ne plus etre stresse, etc, etc, etc.
    Lorsque l’ange de la chance frappe a nos portes, (musique) nous ecoutons egalement mais nous avons peur du changement qui implique d’aller plus loin.
    Pourquoi?

    Imaginez un peu lorsque j’etais jeune, mes parents m’on dit :
    ‘Oh Paulo il faut que tu sois toi-meme. Tu dois suivre les regles. Tu ne dois pas prendre de risques.’ juste fait ce que tu dois faire ,- ce qui voulait dire pour moi c’etait de devenir un ingenieur.’
    ‘Mais je veux etre ecrivain.’
    ‘D’accord Paulo.Personne ne peut subsister en ecrivant. Tu peux ecrire quand tu auras du temps libre, mais continue de marcher sur cette voie qui est la .qui est dans notre societe et ce que les gens attendent de toi etc, etc, etc.’
    Pendant un temps, j’ai ecoute mon pere.

    Comprenez bien que les gens qui vous aiment vraiment veulent que vous soyez heureux. Ils traverseront une periode ou ils vont penser.:
    ‘Oh! Il est fou ou elle est folle.’
    Vous ne faites pas tout ce qu’ils attendent d’eux.’ mais ils s’en rendront compte et le comprendront a la fin.

    J’ai eu une enfance difficile. J’ai passe une periode tres dure. Lorsque j’etais jeune, je suis allee dans un Hopital Psychiatrique parce que mon pere et ma mere etaient desesperes. Je ne tenais pas compte de leurs conseils. alors ils ont pense que j’etais fou.
    A propos….ils n’avaient pas tort. J’e suis un petit peu fou…. mais ceci est une autre histoire.
    J’avais du succes en tant que parolier et tout d’un coup ma mere m’a dit.
    “Merci’
    et j’ai dit ‘ Merci? mais je vous ai fait souffrir.
    et elle a repondu ‘Non.’ Pendant une periode ;Oui’ tu nous a rendu fou puis nous nous sommes rendus compte qu’en poursuivant tes reves , en etant acharne et la volonte d’atteindre ton but, nous avons appris qu’il y avait plusieurs univers que nous ne connaissions pas et nous avons appris cela de toi et notre vie, m’a t’elle dit,s’est enrichie.’ et notre amour pour toi a ete renforce parce que nous avons commence a te respecter.
    Cela fut un moment tres emouvant dans ma vie lorsque ma mere m’a dit cela. Parce que beaucoup de personnes vont dire ;Oh! je ne vais pas changer parce que je vais faire du mal aux autres.
    Non vous n’allez faire du mal a personne vous allez peut etre vous faire du mal a vous mais a la fin de la journee , l’amour est le plus fort et les personnes qui vous aiment non seulement le comprendrons, ils diront aussi ‘Merci pour etre qui tu es.’
    Je vous remercie pour votre presence. Notre prochain rendez-vous est fixe pour la semaine prochaine. Ciao.

  22. Ilona says:

    Dear Paulo,
    I love listening to your words. The most things you’re talking about I know but it’s very helpful to hear it again and in new life stories. Your story about you and your mother – I’m realy impressed. Yes – this is unconditional love. You’re lucky!
    My best wishes to you! Until next time!
    Ilona

  23. Bérangère says:

    Il m’a fallu quasiment tout détruire dans ma vie pour avoir le courage de changer. Après coup cela parait avoir été simple.Mais surtout on réalise à quel point c’est VITAL.
    J’ai changé et la direction que j’ai choisi est celle de suivre mes rêves. Régulièrement je pleure de joie et de bonheur de merveilleux moments et rencontres que m’offre l’univers.
    Alors merci Paulo merci de tout mon coeur et toute mon âme, merci de votre existence, de vos rêves, de vos livres de votre Légende.
    Merci avec Amour, Bérangère FALLON

  24. Yan says:

    Parents always want the best from you, want you to be happy, just sometimes, what they want is not what you want. I also had countless arguments with my parents, but I am glad they usually respected my choice at the end.

    Dear Paulo,

    could you also talk about your opinion about “promise”?

    What do you consider as a promise? If you say to a friend, “I will come on Tuesday.” Or “I will help you with this or that.” Even they are just some daily trivial events, do you still consider them as promises? Will you, say, break it if you suddenly have something else to do, or just don’t have the mood to do it, or have difficulties to do?

    If one of your friends breaks his or her promises to you very often, no matter big or small, but you know he or she is not a bad person. What will you think and react? It somehow happens very often with young people, as I experienced, either they never keep it in mind, or they just never consider it important, or they have difficulties….

    What will you do, if you have to break a promise with somebody?

    I personally am taking “the trust” between two friends very highly, so I am trying my best to keep all my promises, no matter small or big, and I am expecting that my friends will do the some to me, at least most of the time, for if a friend seldom keeps his words to me, even I am not angry, I will not know how to trust him anymore. And this friendship is for me very problematic.

    Am I setting my standard too high?

    somehow still troubled Yan

  25. Julia says:

    Really nice speak! Sometimes we have too much fear that it paralyze us… But everything is changing all the time, so better to be ready and to adapt with them :)

  26. Haiku says:

    Heartfelt and welcomed on this day! Thank you P.C.

  27. Fabrício Maurício de Oliveira says:

    Paulo, o alcance de seu apoio no processo de desenvolvimento daqueles que acreditam em sua obra, está muito além do que pode imaginar!

    Louco é isto! Um Cara que está do outro lado do mundo, com uma história inacreditável de vida para qualquer ser “normal” (e quantos são “normais” neste nosso mundo), que consegue influenciar positivamente tanta gente.

    Acredito muito nesta Batalha que cita no Epílogo de As Valkírias. Na realidade, em primeira instância ela acontece dentro de cada um. O que chama em seu podcast de Anjo da Boa Sorte e Anjo da Morte, denomino Conciência e Ego. Ocorre que em cada indivíduo existe um vencedor e este se manifesta junto às massas culminando nesta batalha entre os que se dispõe a viver sua Lenda Pessoal e os que se mortificam em suas rotinas.

    Sua obra tem sido fundamental em meu processo e meu livro aborda este tema com uma história fascinante que muita gente vai conhecer. Tenho muita certeza disto. Fala desta Batalha Interior de um jeito muito envolvente!

    Obrigado por tudo que opera no Anonimato de quase um mundo!

  28. Maria Román says:

    Me identifico con tus palabras, siempre he querido ser escritora , nunca he tenido el apoyo de nadie al contrario me tasan de imposible en el cual ya se me esta siendo incomoda esa palabra. Llevo desde un tiempo muy corto a penas unos meses que lo estoy siguiendo y cada vez que lo escucho me identifico mas de quien soy. siento admiración por usted , ya pensaba que era como un Shespire, lo tenia catalogado “un hombre complicado” complicado de entender , pero a sido todo lo contrario un hombre muy flexible en sus palabra para cualquier conocimiento. Yo he captado su sabiduría en el cual se refleja en mi a la persona que llevo dentro de mi. Gracias. Mi sue~o escribir un libro , Titulo El andamiaje, Por que cada palabra que transcurre en mis pensamiento hacen crecer esa persona que llevo a dentro , es simplemente que no conozco a quien ense~arle esas palabras , Me gustaría que fueran plasmada en tinta y ser leídas por alguien. ya tengo hijos, he sembrado un árbol, me faltaría mi libro :) son ideas locas pero que son los sue~os :) ! No se preocupes ya se que se reirá de mi, solo espero mi ángel de la suerte antes que venga el de la muerte ! Gracias, lo admiro mucho :)

  29. Heart says:

    I thought about you yesterday when I was watching a bizarre movie; Sucker Punch 2011, which was set at a mental hospital. The last word in the movie was; Fight. Changes is much about the courage to fight, fight and keep on fighting. Then suddenly one day our dream start to come trough.. Even Peacemakers have to fight..

  30. Annie says:

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
    I so much love you for putting there Beethoven’s famous beginning of the 5th symphony’s first movement and then Vivaldi’s Spring!!
    Bang bang bang
    Fear Of changing
    is like a gun on your chest
    experiencing death
    shortening your breath

    Bang bang bang
    don’t give in to it again
    Hey,the spring has come
    bring your big guns
    …..Love

    Love and Gratitude
    Annie

    1. LoveM says:

      Thank You Annie..
      Once again your verse leaves me chuckling merrily inside..
      For reason it reminded me of Kelly’s Heroes and this great song..
      EnjoyM:)

    2. Annie says:

      You know, I m a match girl baby
      and you, oh boy, are the stick
      burning bridges
      building new
      for places i ve never been

      You know,I m a match girl, baby
      and you are the stick
      some streets
      we will never cross
      there are places we got to be

      You know,I m a match girl, baby
      and you are the stick
      set this world on fire honey
      singing merrily :)

      Love and Gratitude
      Annie

    3. LoveM says:

      What a brilliant bold bonfire Annie..
      Love every line and every song..
      One strike of your match an..
      This stick bridge has gone..
      Char..Gold..

  31. Eli says:

    Thank you I really needed to hear this today. Amazing.

  32. Camy says:

    “When our heart is truly in our dream” change becomes unimportant…we want to get there and we will do what we are capable of sometimes we even stretch beyond our limits…we become the element of change and no longer standing by waiting for change to happen

  33. Paola Giannetti says:

    Dear Paulo and other friends, many of us in a similar situation, I see… Anyway a warrior of light knows that all difficulties are signs on his path, aren’t they? I wish good luck to you and to all warriors, for a better world! Ciao, baci Paola

  34. Benedicto Mnubi says:

    nimependa malaika wa kifo.

  35. Aracely Tristan Campos says:

    Thank you for following your dream of writing, is a gift from God to us the strength you have to fight for yoour dreams!

    Is incalculable number of people that we have benefited from that fact in your life

  36. Ciao Bella says:

    COOL clip:))))Funny

  37. Natasha Novínsky says:

    Paulo…
    Tá grá agam ort!Tá grá agam ort!Tá grá agam ort! Beijo carmim…

  38. Alexandra says:

    Good video…funny with the knocking and the right music background. Parents are a big problem for some kids, because they do not understand that if they force their kids towards a certain career, the kids would be unhappy, and maybe the kids would have to try to repair the mistake, and lose precious time. If they are lucky, they succeed as you do.

  39. richard hughes says:

    Dear Paulo !
    Fear of changes is natural but it keeps us from getting better both mentally and spiritually. fate is the remedy for fear

  40. Wanderlaini Aparecida Rodrigues says:

    Eu também já passei por isso, meus pais também achavam que eu estava louca fiz e faço tratamento com remédios até hoje, e quase me internaram foi por pouco. Mas aminha relação com meus pais é bem mais complexa, porque eles se julgam donos da razão. Também sofri muito na infância e juventude, hoje tenho 28anos e sou professora de artes, mas isso também não agrada eles. Então decidi seguir meu próprio caminho com ou sem a aprovação de ambos, nunca me disseram obrigado, ou vc vai conseguir, por isso é complexa a nossa relação, não relevam nada. Mas acredito que Deus e seus anjos nunca vão me abandonar e com certeza me mostrarão o melhor a fazer. Obrigada Sr. Paulo Suas palavras me ajudam muito!! Meu aniversário é dia 28 deste mês completo 29 anos.

  41. Heimo Kruschinski says:

    Thank you for your wonderful office today. I also have an opinion on the topic of change. It’s like a cold. You can have a good mood or you can have a bad mood. The cold does not care. The only constant is change. It is like dance, or other activities. You have to be loose in the hips, which I think is important. Flexible. In German by the way, the word change, “Wechsel” has a double meaning. A “Wechsel” can also be an promissory note. You might say, if you’re not flexible, then you will pay for it.
    With the two angels, I’m not sure. I do not know if they knock, or whether they are the whole time with us. Which door? Since your head is your office, and that probably applies to all people, they will maybe knock lightly on the back of the head. They have a lot of fun, for sure.

    I wish you all a wonderful day

  42. Olta Canka says:

    I was imagining how would you have been like if you were an engineer now…
    Don’t like it. Not when I think of who you are now. :) Of what the world would be missing now.

    Well, who follows their heart, meets with the two angels, will sooner or latter understand that sacrificing your dreams, who you are for love, is just a lie that is said to not loose control and the possession over what we think we own in life. Truth is that WE OWN NOTHING AND NO ONE, and love has nothing to do with this. What really love has to do with is following your heart, your path, your dreams. That is what truly makes sense in life.

    Love
    Olta

  43. TruthSeeker says:

    Paulo, I am currently working in a software company in India. I feel i havent achieved anything big for years. I am thinking of having a break for a year and have a spiritual journey to Himalayas. But i donno what will be my position after one year (if i lose all my savings in my spiritual journey). Can you give me some thoughts of yours on my situation.

    1. Barbara Z says:

      Dear TruthSeeker,
      Although your question was directed at Paulo I allow myself to reply to you because I have been in the same situation as you. I had a well-paid job but I was unhappy in it. My boyfriend was in the same situation. But we wanted to go on a longer journey and enjoy life, have some freedom, see new things, break out of routine. We both took the risk of being unemployed on our return and went on a 4 months journey in a caravan. It was the best experience in our lives. When we returned, our bank account had shrunk but our souls had grown. And from the first day that we were back home several ways opened for us to a a new flat and new jobs (this time they are jobs that we enjoy). I would always do it again.
      If you really want to do this journey I believe the universe will guide you.
      Best wishes to you!
      Barbara