“What you still need to know is this….”

English: A diagramme from Michelspaher's "...

English: A diagramme from Michelspaher’s “Cabala”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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 this not 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, as we say in the language of the desert, one dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon. Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.

Paulo Coelho
(from The Alchemist)

3 Comments on ““What you still need to know is this….””

  1. missndc says:

    Hi Naima,,
    I have been trying to contact and follow you since I have signed up on word press. Paulo Coelho is one of my favorites and I have enjoyed reading yours and many others posts


    • Hello Nina! I didn’t immediately connect with you because you didn’t have anything on your “about” page and I’ve been spammed pretty heavily before, so thanks for making yourself known! So glad you’ve found your way to blogging. I hope it is good for you, and I’m glad we’re connected here.


      • missndc says:

        This is all new for me and I am learning step by step about blogging and writing. It has been interesting and I seem to be having a day of staying distant with it; I think mental fatigue, and a little disoriented. But, I am glad we connected.


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