Wow, So I just finished The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and I’m completely blown away like seriously. For those of you who haven’t read it yet it’s the story of a shepherd named Santiago who is on the quest to his Personal Legend and whom he meets on the way to help him on the way to his path. He finds himself, like a quest to self. But the book in my opinion was a good omen for me.
For awhile I’ve felt so lost about my life and path. I told my mom the other day I felt as if I were just a wanderer going about life unsure of what to do. It’s not necessarily a bad thing I’m just trying to find myself I guess but I know finding myself is something that no one can show me I have to do it myself its more of an inner thing ya know? I feel like there’s like two parts of who I am. One side wants to just dream, travel, love and become a learner of all things in the world (like study everywhere I travel). That part of me sees nothing permanent in life because she’s not afraid of gaining or losing. I wanna go on a pilgrimage just somewhere I can be alone traveling and find myself in the midst of it all like Santiago does. He travels from his home country to Africa his destination was Egypt.
And the other part of me wants to play it safe, finish college, travel, and maybe just dream of doing all the amazing things in the world but not actually doing them. Basically people please and that’s never the way to go. People really don’t understand me but maybe this will help :
Santiago’s father wanted him to become a priest and Santiago told his father he wanted to become a shepherd and travel all around the world and see things. His father told him they lived in the best country and had the most beautiful women but that wasn’t enough. Carrying on the father gave Santiago his blessing and Santiago said he looked in his father’s eyes and saw that he dreamt of traveling and seeing the world at one point but never did.
Soooooo basically I wanna be the girl who goes for any and everything I’m not afraid of failing that only helps you grow as a person and that’s all I hope to do. The book helped me to understand alchemy a lot better to. I just know I really gotta tap more into myself and really listen to my heart because all things are one and there is one universal language and we all understand it. We’re never truly lost I don’t I just think we lose sight with all the distractions in the world.