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People from all over the world have passed through this village, son," said his father. "They come in search of new things, but when they leave they are basically the same people they were when they arrived. They climb the mountain to see the castle, and they wind up thinking that the past was better than what we have now. They have blond hair, or dark skin, but basically they're the same as the people who live right here.The problem is that they don't even realize that they're walking a new road every day. They don't see that the fields are new and the seasons change. All they think about is food and water.Same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person's life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own."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. That's the world's greatest lie.""And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.""When he was a child, that man wanted to travel, too. But he decided first to buy his bakery and put some money aside. When he's an old man, he's going to spend a month in Africa. He never realized that people are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of"you'll lose your desire to work toward getting it.The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.A shepherd may like to travel, but he should never forget about his sheep.When I had my sheep, I was happy, and I made those around me happy. People saw me coming and welcomed me, he thought. But now I'm sad and alone. I'm going to become bitter and distrustful of people because one person betrayed me. I'm going to hate those who have found their treasure because I never found mine. And I'm going to hold on to what little I have, because I'm too insignificant to conquer the world."I'm like everyone else-I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.""Well, why don't you go to Mecca now?" asked the boy. "Because it's the thought of Mecca that keeps me alive. That's what helps me face these days that are all the same, these mute crystals on the shelves, and lunch and dinner at that same horrible cafe. I'm afraid that if my dream is realized, I'll have no reason to go on living."You dream about your sheep and the Pyramids, but you're different from me, because you want to realize your dreams. I just want to dream about Mecca. I've already imagined a thousand times crossing the desert, arriving at the Plaza of the Sacred Stone, the seven times I walk around it before allowing myself to touch it. I've already imagined the people who would be at my side, and those in front of me, and the conversations and prayers we would share. But I'm afraid that it would all be a disappointment, so I prefer just to dream about it."You must always know what it is that you wantEvery blessing ignored becomes a curse.Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don't want to do so.He had worked for an entire year to make a dream come true, and that dream, minute by minute, was becoming less important.Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really divi ng into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.Creatures like the sheep, that are used to traveling, know about moving onIf 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 right now.Eat when it's time to eat. And move along when it's time to move along."Maktub," she said. "If I am really a part of your dream, you'll come back one day."To die tomorrow was no worse than dying on any other day.One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.They were seeking the treasure of their Personal Legend, without wanting actually to live out the Personal Legend.People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don't deserve them, or that they'll be unable to achieve them. We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren't, or of treasures that might have been found but were forever hidden in the sands. Because, when these things happen, we suffer terribly.Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him," his heart said. "We, people's hearts, seldom say much about those treasures, because people no longer want to go in search of them. We speak of them only to children. Later, we simply let life proceed, in its own direction, toward its own fate. But, unfortunately, very few follow the path laid out for them- the path to their Personal Legends, and to happiness. Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we've learned as we've moved toward that dream. That's the point at which most people give up. It's the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one 'dies of thirst just when the pa lm trees have appeared on the horizon.Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.Life might be listening, and give you less the next time.Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: You find the present tense and the past perfect.It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.Only to the extent that we expose ourselves to annihilation over and over can that which is indestructible be found in us.
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