“What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does not do this 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 palm trees have appeared on the horizon.’”
-The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
For my Thoughtful Thursday posts, I intend to draw inspiration and quotes from books I’m reading or documentaries I’m watching to share with you. I recently finished The Alchemist for the first time, and it is packed full of wonderful wisdom.
Are you in the midst of reading any thoughtful literature?