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The Whole Universe Conspires

In Novels, Thoughts on August 12, 2009 at 9:34 pm

I remember reading a beautiful novel by Paulo Coelho called The Alchemist. It tells about a very mystic tale of a boy named Santiago who has a dream and who has ventured in a great journey to follow that dream and while doing so made a valuable personal exploration and self-discovery.


The way the author told the journey of Santiago was very engaging that I was able to read the whole novel in less than half-a-day. But the novel contains far greater substance than its plot. It conveys a very nice message that each of us can apply in our own lives. This message centers on the following as quoted from the Alchemist:

when you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true

That is a very strong and very inspiring message. But permit me to partially disagree with the Alchemist. I said partially disagree because, in my humble opinion, there is this missing piece in that philosophy by the Alchemist. He forgot to take into consideration the most important element that achievement of goals and aspirations require, that is, the will of God. But, of course, he is right that perseverance is also needed for reaching our dreams.

People are too crazy of being independent. They forget to consult their Creator on what He likes them to be or to do. The Almighty said to lean not on our own understanding. When we learn to trust the Lord with all our endeavours and learn to accept His will for us, then, that’s the only perfect time that the whole universe conspires to help us attain the greater happiness at store.

  1. The future really belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. 😉

  2. i so love that line as well… tell you what, that’s the very first novel that made me realize how dreamless a person i am.

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