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The Alchemist

So his heart was quite for an entire afternoon. That night, the boy slept deeply, and, when he awoke, his heart began to tell him things that came from the Soul of the World. It said that all people who are happy have God within them. And that happiness could be found in a grain of sand is a moment of creation, and the universe has taken millions of years to create it. “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, in its own direction, toward its own fate. But, unfortunately, very few follow the path laid out for themーthe path to their destinies, and no happiness. Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.”

from Paulo Coelho “The Alchemist” (Translated by Margaret Jull Costa)

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Hyderabad, India in January, 2013.

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