While I never read Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist in high school, on a whim I began listening to the audiobook version this morning as I went through my daily routines. I could barely bring myself to stop listening when I arrived at work.
The narrative is thrilling, but the wonderment of Coelho’s tale is in its bare, purposeful wisdom regarding the nature of existence.
The quote in the picture above is not merely a kind sentiment, meant to bolster self-confidence. It is a universal principle operating inexorably through all of us, through all of life. When you live with the felt and realized understanding of your true worth and role in creation, you not only take responsibility for the power of your life, but you also align yourself with your purpose for being.