Archives for December 2018

30 SEC READ: Success

Success comes to those who do not waste time comparing what they are doing with what others are doing; it enters the house of the person who says every day: ‘I will do my best.’

People who seek only success rarely find it, because success is not an end in itself, but a consequence.

Obsession doesn’t help at all, it becomes confused as to which path to follow and ends up taking away the pleasure of living.

The truly rich person is the one who is in contact with the energy of Love every second of his existence.

You must have a goal in mind, but, as you go along, it costs nothing to stop now and then and enjoy the view around you.

At such moments, it is important to ask yourself: ‘Are my values still intact? Am I trying to please others and do what they expect of me, or am I really convinced that my work is a manifestation of my soul and my enthusiasm? Do I want success at any price or do I want to be a successful person because I manage to fill my days with Love?’

in Manuscript found in Accra(translated in 42 languages)

20 SEC READ: Changes

Think of the lizard.
It spends most of its life on the ground, envying the birds and indignant at its fate and its shape.

“I am the most disliked of all the creatures,” it thinks. “Ugly, repulsive, and condemned to
crawl along the ground.”

One day, though, Mother Nature asks the lizard to make a cocoon. The lizard is startled -it has never made a cocoon before.
It thinks that it is building his tomb, and prepares to die.
Although unhappy with life it has led up until then, it complains to God:
“Just when I finally became accustomed to things, Lord, you take away what little I have.”

In desperation, it locks himself into the cocoon and awaits the end.
Some days later, it finds that it has been transformed into a beautiful Butterfly. It is able to fly to the sky, and it is greatly admired.

 

in Maktub by Paulo Coelho

44 Paulo Coelho Quotes On Love, Life, And Friendship

 

#1 “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

#2 “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

#3 “Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”

#4 “Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.”

#5 “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

#6 “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

#7 “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

#8 “No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it”

#9 “What’s the world’s greatest lie?… It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.”

#10 “The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”Paulo Coelho

#11 “You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you.”

#12 “Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.”

#13 “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”

#14 “Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different.”

#15 “Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.”Paulo Coelho

#16 “If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free.”

#17 “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

#18 “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

#19 “I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.”

#20 “Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”Paulo Coelho

#21 “Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”

#22 “This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.”

#23 “Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”

#24 “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”

#25 “In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire.”

Paulo Coelho

#26 “At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.”

#27 “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

#28 “Don’t listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people’s failures.”

#29 “I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.”

#30 “None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still, we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.”Paulo Coelho

#31 “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

#32 “Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.”

#33 “Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained. Love is such a thing.”

#34 “Don’t bother trying to explain your emotions. Live everything as intensely as you can and keep whatever you felt as a gift from God. The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible is by trying to explain your emotions.”

#35 “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”

#37 “When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”

#38 “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.”

#39 “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

#40 “I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.”

#41 “Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because we don’t know what to do with it.”

#42 “If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.”

#43 “Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do.”

#44 “Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”

Christmas Tale : The music coming from the house

 

On Christmas Eve, the king invited the prime minister to join him for their usual walk together. He enjoyed seeing the decorations in the streets, but since he didn’t want his subjects to spend too much money on these just to please him, the two men always disguised themselves as traders from some far distant land.

They walked through the centre of the city, admiring the lights, the Christmas trees, the candles burning on the steps of the houses, the stalls selling gifts, and the men, women and children hurrying off to celebrate a family Christmas around a table laden with food.

On the way back, they passed through a poorer area, where the atmosphere was quite different. There were no lights, no candles, no delicious smells of food about to be served. There was hardly a soul in the street, and, as he did every year, the king remarked to the prime minister that he really must pay more attention to the poor in his kingdom. The prime minister nodded, knowing that the matter would soon be forgotten again, buried beneath the day-to-day bureaucracy of budgets to be approved and discussions with foreign dignitaries.

Suddenly, they heard music coming from one of the poorest houses. The hut was so ramshackle and the rotten wooden timbers so full of cracks, that they were able to peer through and see what was happening inside. And what they saw was utterly absurd: an old man in a wheelchair apparently crying, a shaven-headed young woman dancing, and a young man with sad eyes shaking a tambourine and singing a folk song.

‘I’m going to find out what they’re up to,’ said the king.

He knocked. The music stopped, and the young man came to the door.

‘We are merchants in search of a place to sleep. We heard the music, saw that you were still awake, and wondered if we could spend the night here.’

‘You can find shelter in a hotel in the city. We, alas, cannot help you. Despite the music, this house is full of sadness and suffering.’

‘And may we know why?’

‘It’s all because of me.’ It was the old man in the wheelchair who spoke. ‘I’ve spent my life teaching my son calligraphy, so that he could one day get a job as a palace scribe. But the years have passed and no post has ever come up. And then, last night, I had a stupid dream: an angel appeared to me and asked me to buy a silver goblet because, the angel said, the king would be coming to visit me. He would drink from the goblet and give my son a job.

‘The angel was so persuasive that I decided to do as he said. Since we have no money, my daughter-in-law went to the market this morning to sell her hair so that we could buy that goblet over there. The two of them are doing their best to get me in the Christmas spirit by singing and dancing, but it’s no use.’

The king saw the silver goblet, asked to be given a little water to quench his thirst and, before leaving, said to the family:

‘Do you know, we were talking to the prime minister only today, and he told us that an opening for a palace scribe would be announced next week.’

The old man nodded, not really believing what he was hearing, and bade farewell to the strangers. The following morning, however, a royal proclamation was read out in all the city streets; a new scribe was needed at court. On the appointed day, the audience room at the palace was packed with people eager to compete for that much-sought-after post. The prime minister entered and asked everyone there to prepare their paper and pens:

‘Here is the subject of the composition: Why is an old man weeping, a shaven-headed woman dancing, and a sad young man singing?’

A murmur of disbelief went round the room. No one knew how to tell such a story, apart, that is, from the shabbily dressed young man sitting in one corner, who smiled broadly and began to write.

(Based on an Indian story)

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I’m not mad

dali

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

Have no fear of perfection-you’ll never reach it. Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly.

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was a poet; the first to repeat it was an idiot.

The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.

At the age of six years I wanted to be a chef. At the age of seven I wanted to be Napoleon. My ambitions have continued to grow at the same rate ever since. Every morning when I awake, the greatest of joys is mine: that of being Salvador Dali. There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.

Many people do not reach their eighties because they spend too much time in their forties.

The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.

by Salvador Dali

10 sec reading: The weight of a cross

In a certain village in Umbria (Italy), there lived a man who was always bewailing his lot.
He was a Christian, and found the weight of his cross too heavy to bear.

One night, before going to sleep, he begged God to let him change his burden.

That night he had a dream; the Lord led him to a warehouse.
“Go ahead and change it,” he said.

The man saw crosses of all sizes and shapes, with the names of their owners. He picked an average size cross – but when he saw the name of an old friend written on it, he left it aside.

Finally, as God had permitted, he chose the smallest cross he could find. To his surprise, he saw his own name written on it.

The most destructive of weapons

The most destructive of weapons is not the spear or the siege cannon, which can wound a body and demolish a wall.
The most terrible of all weapons is the word, which can ruin a life without leaving a trace of blood, and whose wounds never heal.

Let us, then, be the masters of our tongue and not the slaves of our words.
Even if words are used against us, let us not enter a battle that cannot be won.
The moment we place ourselves on the same level as some vile adversary, we will be fighting in the dark, and the only winner will be the Lord of Darkness.

Loyalty is a pearl among grains of sand, and only those who really understand its meaning can see it.

Thus the Sower of Discord can pass the same spot a thousand times and never see the little jewel that keeps together those who need to remain united.

Loyalty can never be imposed by force, fear, insecurity or intimidation.
It is a choice that only strong spirits have the courage to make.

And because it is a choice, it will never tolerate betrayal, but will always be generous with mistakes.
And because it is a choice, it withstands time and passing conflicts.

taken from THE MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA

Motivation of Paulo Coelho for each sign

by Tech2

Paulo Coelho is a famous Brazilian writer and one of the most widely read authors in the world. His books have been translated into 67 languages ??and published in more than 150 countries. His best-selling album “Alchemist” has sold more than 65 million copies, making it one of the best-selling books in history.

If you need a motivating stimulus, now or in the new year, you can use some of the author’s most encouraging thoughts. There is definitely something to learn from him.

And here is a good advice from Coelho’s life for each of the 12 signs of the zodiac:

Aries

“Accept what life offers and try to drink from each glass of wine, all wines must taste, some of you have to drink sips, and others to drink the whole bottle.”

Taurus

“Do not live in the past or in the future, just be interested in the present, if you can always focus on the present, you will be a happy person, life will be a party for you, a great party, because life is the time the one we live now. ”

Gemini

“When we least expect it, life challenges us to test our courage and our willingness to change, at this point, it makes no sense to pretend that nothing has happened or that we are not ready.” The challenge will not wait. A week is more than enough time to decide whether to accept our destiny or not. ”

Cancer

“The secret of life is to fall seven times and become eight times.”

Lion

“There is only one thing that makes it impossible to achieve a deep and relaxed sleep: the fear of failure.”

Virgo

“Do not waste your time on explanations, people just listen to what they want to hear anyway.”

Pound

“When we really strive to improve, everything around us also improves.”

Scorpio

“Be crazy, but learn to be crazy without being in the spotlight, be brave enough to live differently.”

Sagittarius

“You can never escape from your heart, so it’s better to listen to what you have to say.”

Capricorn

“When you find your way, you must not be afraid, you must have enough courage and allow yourself to make mistakes.”

Aquarius

“Understand that fear of suffering is often worse than suffering in itself.”

Fish

“Do not let your mind dictate to your heart what to do, the mind surrenders more easily.”

18 Phrases

1- Parfois il faut choisir entre une chose à laquelle on s’est habitué, et entre une autre que l’on a envie de connaître.

Combien de fois avons-nous laissé passer une chance par peur de perdre certaines choses? La vie, c’est choisir un chemin. Depuis notre réveil jusqu’à notre coucher, nous faisons des choix, qui nous limitent ou qui nous ouvrent les portes de la vie.

2- Quand tous les jours sont ainsi semblables les uns aux autres, c’est que les gens ont cessé de s’apercevoir des bonnes choses qui se présentent dans leur vie tant que le soleil traverse le ciel.

Nous nous sommes habitués à vivre sans penser, et sans profiter. Nous sommes contaminés par le rythme infernal d’un présent qui, en nous présentant les choses toutes faites, détruit la magie du monde.

3- Lorsque tu grandiras, tu découvriras que tu as déjà menti, que tu t’es trompé toi-même et que tu as souffert pour des choses absurdes. Si tu es un bon guerrier, tu ne te culpabiliseras pas pour cela, mais tu ne laisseras pas tes erreurs se répéter.

Nous sommes les seuls animaux qui se blessent deux fois avec la même pierre. Se blesser n’est pas grave, mais le faire une seconde fois de la même manière peut être fatal. Les erreurs nous donnent une chance de grandir, pas de sombrer dans notre propre existence.

4- Elle n’avait pas peur des difficultés : ce qui l’effrayait, c’était l’obligation de devoir choisir un chemin. Choisir un chemin signifiait en abandonner d’autres.

 

5- Si tu te préoccupes trop de découvrir ce qu’il y a de bon ou de mal dans ton futur, tu oublieras ta propre âme, tu te fatigueras et tu seras vaincu par l’énergie que tu as gaspillée en jugeant les autres.

Nous devons vivre notre propre vie, et cesser de juger les autres. Nous sommes tous notre propre chemin, et personne ne peut réellement voir qui nous sommes. Il faut cesser de rechercher à l’extérieur ce que nous portons en notre sein.

 

6- Il est facile de comprendre qu’il y a toujours dans le monde une personne qui en attend une autre, que ce soit en plein désert ou au cœur des grandes villes. Et quand ces deux personnes se rencontrent, et que leurs regards se croisent, le passé et le futur sont désormais sans la moindre importance, seul le moment présent existe.

L’amour est le sentiment le plus universel qui soit. Même si cela peut paraître parfois impossible, il y aura toujours une personne qui saura voir toute la beauté d’une autre.

 

7- Il n’existe pas d’amour paisible. L’amour s’accompagne toujours d’agonies, d’extases, de joies intenses et de tristesses profondes.

 

8- L’amour n’est pas dans l’autre, il est à l’intérieur de nous-mêmes, nous sommes les seuls à pouvoir le réveiller. Mais pour le réveiller, nous avons besoin de l’autre.

L’amour n’est pas un sentiment facile. Grâce à l’amour, nous parvenons à faire ressortir le meilleur, mais aussi le pire, de nous-mêmes. L’amour mérite qu’on se batte pour lui, et qu’on y mette de la joie. L’amour mérite tout.

 

9- L’amour commence par un regard, se décide avec un mot, se sent avec un baiser et se perd avec une larme. Des natures différentes naît l’amour. Dans l’adversité, l’amour donne de la force. Dans la confrontation et dans la transformation, l’amour préserve.

10- Celui qui est habitué à voyager sait qu’il est toujours nécessaire de partir un jour.

 

11- Je suis comme tout le monde : je vois le monde comme j’aimerais que les choses se passent, pas comme elles se passent réellement.

 

12- Un enfant peut apprendre trois choses à un adulte : à être content sans raison, à toujours être occupé par quelque chose, et à savoir exiger avec force ce qu’il désire.

 

13- Les défaites existent, et personne n’en est à l’abri. Mais il est mieux de perdre quelques combats dans la lutte pour nos rêves, que d’être défaits sans même savoir pour quoi l’on se bat.

 

14- Ce qui noie quelqu’un ce n’est pas le plongeon, mais le fait de rester sous l’eau.

 

15- Attendre fait mal. Oublier fait mal. Mais ne pas savoir quelle décision prendre est la pire des souffrances.

 

16 Notre vie est un voyage constant, de la naissance à la mort. Le paysage change, les gens changent, les besoins se transforment, mais le train continue. La vie, c’est le train, ce n’est pas la gare.

 

17 – L’élégance est la posture la plus adéquate pour que l’écriture soit parfaite. Il en va de même pour la vie : quand le superflu est écarté, l’être humain découvre la simplicité et la concentration. Plus simple et plus sobre est la posture, plus belle elle sera, même si au début elle paraît inconfortable.