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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Warrior of the Light (Volume 1) ~ by Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

About Paulo Coelho ~ At 16, Coelho's introversion and opposition to following a traditional path led to his parents committing him to a mental institution from which he escaped three times before being released at the age of 20. Coelho later remarked that "It wasn't that they wanted to hurt me, but they didn't know what to do... They did not do that to destroy me, they did that to save me." 
~ an excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Coelho.

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Excerpts from the book,
'Warrior of the Light (Volume 1) ~ by Paulo Coelho'

All paths in the world lead to the warrior's heart; he dives without hesitation into the river of passions, which flows unceasing through his life. The warrior knows he is free to choose that which he desires; his decisions are taken with courage, detachment, and - at times - with a certain amount of madness. Accept your passions and delight in them intensely. Know that one must not renounce the enthusiasm of the conquests; they are part of life, and please all who take part in them. But never lose sight of the enduring things, and the solid ties created by time. A warrior knows how to distinguish between that which is transitory, and that which is definitive. 
~ (from 'The transitory and the definitive' ~ a Chapter from the book, 
'Warrior of the Light (Volume 1) ~ by Paulo Coelho')

A warrior of the light studies very carefully the position he wishes to conquer. However difficult his objective may be, there is always a way to overcome the obstacles. He verifies the alternative routes, sharpens his sword, and seeks to fill his heart with the perseverance necessary to face the challenge. But, as he advances, the warrior realizes there are difficulties he had not foreseen at the outset. If he waits for the ideal moment, he will never move from his position; he sees that a little madness is needed for the next step. The warrior uses a little madness. Because - in war and in love - one cannot foresee everything.
~ (from 'Using one’s own madness' ~ a Chapter from the book, 
'Warrior of the Light (Volume 1) ~ by Paulo Coelho')


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