As the school year kicks into gear and the summer begins to wind down it is easy to find yourself lazy and feeling unmotivated. Yesterday was Fight Procrastination Day and luckily we have a book recommendation for you to help you feel driven and propelled to chase your dreams! Author Paulo Coelho constructs a beautiful, spiritual journey that can make anyone on Earth believe that even their wildest of dreams can come true.
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The Alchemist follows the story of a young shepherd named Santiago who is destined to travel the world in search of the most valuable treasure known to man. From his hometown in Spain, he travels through the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist. In all of its magical realism, this novel depicts the character of Santiago as a simple, yet ambitious explorer.
The overarching theme of The Alchemist is to pursue your dreams by following your heart’s desire. During the protagonist’s journey, he discovers that by following the language of the universe he can truly listen to his heart and intuition.
With each obstacle he encounters, there is a lesson to be learned. Each adversity that he faces not only makes him stronger as a person, but it also teaches readers wise life lessons that are more valuable than any “inspirational” quote you may come across on Pinterest or Instagram.
As previously stated in our latest article on Paulo Coelho, he is an author that is wise beyond belief. He is certainly full of cosmic wisdom that inspires millions, especially considering the state of our world today, The Alchemist is certainly a book that everyone should read at some point. This book can influence you to focus on your own journey, disregarding the influences of society.
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There is current word of possibly a movie being made based on the book; however, it keeps losing traction in the industry, unfortunately. Regardless, the book is enough to create inspiration in the mind of its audience.