Below are sentences taken from one of its story:
The camel driver, though, seemed not to be very concerned with the threat of war. "I am alive," he said to the boy, as they ate a bunch of dates one night, with no fires and no moon. "When I'm eating, that's all I think about. If I'm on the march, I just concentrate on marching. If I have to fight, it will be just as good a day to die as any other."
"Because I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. You'll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens, and that tribesmen fight because they are part of the human race. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living right now."
Those sentences remind me of my own sentences that I sent to my dear friend in one of my emails. It said like this:
"Actually although my age keeps increasing, deep inside me always think I'm in my 20s. Seriously. Seems like it didn't catch with what my age brings me. Supposedly woman in my age would be very mature, thinking more about career, busying with children and family, etc. But for me, my thinking has always been the same. Perhaps my thinking is too simple and doesn't expect much from life. And just focus more to the present. Don't know if it's good or bad. Seems like I don't have much ambition in life, other than embracing happiness in daily activities. But I am happy this way though. Live a day at a time."
Hahaha... I thought I am living in wrong place, wrong century, or maybe in the wrong world. But after reading "The Alchemist", I was relieved and felt much better. I realized that I was not the only one who lived more in the present. Indeed, I've watched many grand festivals throughout my life.
|Keep on dreaming!!!|
Do you find it familiar?? In our lives, we have many dreams to be realized. We want to further our studies, we want to work overseas, we want to travel to more places in the world, we want to build a happy family, and so on. And once we realized our dreams, there was nothing more to achieve. We became loss, stagnant, and lost purpose in lives.
That is why there is another sentence: "Never stop dreaming!"
Initially, I thought dreaming was all about having a goal of becoming something, with imagination, with power, with fame, with a name. But it was not necessary of becoming something. It can be anything. Even my dream to travel to many other countries can be a dream too. And once my dream came true, I would set another country to go, and so on. Keep on dreaming. Because world is just too vast, and my money is just too limited. Hahahaha.... So although I will never be able to go to all of the places in the world, but at least I will never lose purpose in my life. That what keeps me going in this life.
Remember, we don't have to become 'somebody'. We can just simply be ourselves and fulfill our dreams, live one day at a time. Wish all your dreams come true everyone!