The closer one gets to realizing his destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being
We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren't, or of moments that could have been found but were forever hidden in the sands.
And, when you can't go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.
God has a prepared path for us to follow. We just have to read the omens he has left for us.
If you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.
Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.
The desert is a capricious lady, and sometimes she drives men crazy.
When each day is the same as the nest it's because people fail to reconize the good things that happen in thier lives everyday the sunrises,
Anyone who interferes with the destiny of another thing never will discover his own.
God only rarely reveals the future. When he does so, it is for one reason: it's a future that was written so as to be altered.
I'm afraid that if my dream is realized, I'll have no reason to go on living.
No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
When you are in love, things make even more sense, he thought.
As he mused about these things, he realized that he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief and as an adventurer in quest of his treasure.
He felt the urge to go into the desert, to see if it's silence held the answers to his questions.
I'm alive. When I'm eating that's all I think about. If I'm on the march, I just concentrate on marching. If I have to fight,it will be just as good a day as any to die. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. Life is the moment we are living now.
No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
When you make a decision, you are really diving in a strong current that will bring you to places you never dreamed of when you first made that decision
Because I don't live in either my past or my future.I'm interested only in the present"."
He had to choose beween something he had been accustomed to and something he wanted to have.
In the long run, what people think about shepherds and bakers becomes more important for them than their own Personal Legends.
Not everyone can see his dreams come true in the same way.
The wise men understood that this natural world is only an image and a copy of paradise. The existence of this world is simply a guarantee that there exists a world that is perfect. God created the world so that, through its visible objects, men could understand his spiritual teachings and the marvels of his wisdom.
When you possess great treasures within you and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.
Because true love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny
He hadn't a cent in his pocket, but he had faith !
Intense, unexpected suffering passes more quickly than suffering that is apparently bearable; the latter goes on for years and, without our noticing, eats away at our souls, until, one day, we are no longer able to free ourselves from the bitterness and it stays with us for the rest of our lives.
People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don't deserve them, or that they'll be unable to achieve them.
There must be a language that doesn't depend on words, the boy thought… He was learning lots of new things. Some of them were things that he had already experienced, and weren't really new, but that he had never perceived before. And he hadn't perceived them because he had become accustomed to them…
When you really want something, the universe always conspires in your favor.
Believe that if Allah wants you to know something, someone will tell you.
He told himself that he would have to start reading thicker books: they lasted longer, and made more comfortable pillows.
Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
There was a language in the world that everyone understood, a language the boy had used throughout the time that he was trying to improve things at the shop. It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired.
When you want something with all your heart, that's when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It's always a positive force.
But ever since he had been a child, he wanted to know the world, and this was much more important to him than knowing God and learning about man's sins.
I am talking to you, but the moment I am talking to you, the universe is being created and destroyed.
It is bound to come a moment when what seems close is still very far away.
People become fascinated with pictures and words, and wind up forgetting the Language of the World
This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.
When you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it
But if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here.
I don't want to change anything, because I don't know how to deal with change.
It is said that all people who are happy have God within them.
People learn, early in their lives, what is their reason for being. Maybe that's why they give up on it so early, too.
Those who don't understand their personal legends will fail to comprehend its teachings.
You must always know what it is that you want.
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