Stories & Reflections
Does a leaf, when it falls from the tree in winter, feel defeated by the cold? The tree says to the leaf: ‘That’s the cycle of life. You may think you’re going to die, but you live on in me. It’s thanks to you that I’m alive, because I can breathe. It’s also thanks to you that I have felt loved, because I was able to give shade to the weary traveller. Your sap is in my sap, we are one thing.’
Does a man who spent years preparing to climb the highest mountain in the world feel defeated on reaching that mountain and discovering that nature has cloaked the summit in storm clouds? The man says to the mountain: ‘You don’t want me this time, but the weather will change and, one day, I will make it to the top. Meanwhile, you’ll still be here waiting for me.’
Does a young man, rejected by his first love, declare that love does not exist? The young man says to himself: ‘I’ll find someone better able to understand what I feel. And then I will be happy for the rest of my days.’
Losing a battle or losing everything we thought we possessed will bring us moments of sadness, but when those moments pass, we will discover the hidden strength that exists in each of us, a strength that will surprise us and increase our self-respect.
Wait patiently for the right moment to act. Do not let the next opportunity slip.
Take pride in your scars. Scars are medals branded on the flesh, and your enemies will be frightened by them because they are proof of your long experience of battle. Often this will lead them to seek dialogue and avoid conflict. Scars speak more loudly than the sword that caused them.
taken from MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA
We must listen to the child that we once were, and who still lives within us.
This child understands about magic instants.
We can muffle his sobbing, but we can’t hush his voice.
If we aren’t reborn, if we don’t see life again with the innocence and enthusiasm of childhood, then there is no more sense to living.
There are many ways to commit suicide. Those who try to kill their body offend God’s law.
Those who try to kill their soul also offend God’s law, although their crime is less visible to the eyes of man.
Let’s allow the child within us to take the reins of our existence a little. This child says that one day is different from another.
Let’s make the child feel loved again. Let’s please this child – even if it means acting in a way that we’re not used to, even if it seems foolish in the eyes of others.
Remember that the wisdom of men is madness before God.
If we listen to the child we bear in our soul, our eyes will shine once more. If we don’t lose contact with this child, we won’t lose contact with life.
If you have read one book by Paulo Coelho, I would guess it was, The Alchemist. The book has sold millions of copies all over the world and has been printed in many languages.
I picked up the book, Warrior of the Light, thinking that it would tell a story about strength and overcoming, similar to the Alchemist.
But the book was different than my expectations. Reading the Warrior of the Light I felt like it was a book that paired well with the Alchemist.
The book reviews how a Warrior of the Light builds him or herself to that standard.
As I was reading the book, I picked up on many of the principles Paulo Coelho talked about. I also thought about different principles that were important to me.
Below I would like to share with you 101 principles, attitudes, believes and philosophies to help you overcome negative thoughts, feelings, actions and mindset.
I am in the process, and continue to be in the process, of learning how to apply these lessons to my life. Each day we face new challenges and the lessons below are opportunities for us.
The 101 lessons are only a small part of the knowledge you get from the book, Warrior of the Light. Everyone is going through something different and your situation can help you see the wisdom in a different light.
I recommend you focus on one principle each day. In one year, you focus on each principle at least 3 times. Continue to find new ways to apply the lesson in this book.
Of the 101 steps, which one will you focus on first?
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