Not sure why but I have not read The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo, it has certainly walked through my awareness many times. I recently came across a quote from the book and wanted to share it here.
“Listen to your heart because it came from the soul of the world and it will one day return there.”
Them’s fighting words!! Here are my thesaurus options, in case you want or need them…
- Listen to = honor / follow
- Your heart = your inner voice / the whisper of your soul / the stillness that speaks
- From the soul of the world = God / the source of all / the universe / the divine / everything
- It will return there = your heart will return to wholeness, to truth, to love
Often we hear expressions that urge us to “do what you love”, “follow your bliss” and we do not fully grasp their enormity. Life is short, we are all going to die, time to get off the sidelines.
Abundance lies just beyond the first step we take in the journey to “listen to [y]our heart”.