Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Paulo Coelho

Yes I am a huge fan of Paulo Coelho's writings.  This man knows how to express himself in ways that I can only dream of being able to do someday.  I would like to share a snippet of his writing from one of his blogs that have inspired me this evening.  When this man writes I hear it, I feel it, I know it.  It echoes through my soul like an unbelievably loud bell reminding me to WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP.

In the face of defeat
The Warrior of Light knows how to lose. He does not hold defeat as something indifferent, using phrases like “well, it wasn’t all that important”, or “to tell the truth, I did not really want that”.
He accepts defeat as a defeat; he does not try to change it into a victory or an experience. He suffers the pain of his wounds, the indifference of his friends and the loneliness of loss. At such moments he says to himself: “I fought for something, and I failed to get it. I lost the first battle.”
This phrase will give him strength. He is aware that nobody wins all the time – but the courageous always win in the end.