Like The Flowing River by Paulo Coelho

There are just one too many apt quotes which resonates with life and work in this book, I don’t know which to share with you. Let me begin by imparting a few with you:

“It is part of the human nature always to judge others very severely and when the wind turns against us, always to find an excuse for our own misdeeds, or to blame someone else for our mistakes.”

“Work is a blessing when it helps us to think about what we’re doing; but it becomes a curse when its sole use is to stop us thinking about the meaning of our life.”

“everything you do in life will leave a mark”.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. In “Like the Flowing River” which is compilation of tales, opinions and ideas drawn from articles published in various newspapers by Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho. In this masterpiece, Coelho, who is also my favourite author, puts to paper his personal reflections on a wide range of subjects from archery and music to and the nature of good and evil. There’s even a piece in the book which sees an old woman explaining to her grandson on how a mere pencil can show him (the grandson) the path to happiness.

Paulo Coelho is a story teller who inspires me. I suggest you let his masterpieces enter your life.