Thursday, April 30, 2009


Recently I have been reading several books written by Paulo Coelho…whatever this could mean at this time in my life is still unfolding to me…however I am aware of what has been cooking in my kitchen which I will be sharing very soon. Please enjoy a few lines below from Paulo’s book “The Pilgrimage” that struck home with me:

"Everything you have learned up to now makes sense only if it is applied in real life. Don't forget that I described the Road to Santiago to you as the road of the common per¬son; I have said that a thousand times. On the Road to Santiago and in life itself, wisdom has value only if it helps us to overcome some obstacle.
"A hammer would make no sense in the world if there were not nails to be driven. And even given the existence of nails, the hammer would be useless if it only thought, 1 can drive those nails with two blows.' The hammer has to act. To put itself into the hands of the carpenter and to be used in its proper function."

"One more thing," he said, before going in under the falls. "This waterfall will teach you how to be a Master. I am going to make the climb, but there will be a veil of water between you and me. I will climb without your being able to see where I place my hands and feet.
"In the same way, a disciple such as you can never imitate his guide s steps. You have your own way of living your life, of dealing with problems, and of winning. Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself"

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