Contradictions of the warrior « Paulo Coelho's Blog LEIA EM PORTUGUES AQUI>>: As contradições do guerreiro LEA EN ESPANOL AQUI >> Contradicciones del guerrero Every Warrior of the Light has felt afraid of going into battle.
Character of the week: Gibran « Paulo Coelho's Blog Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood. All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Santiago and his heart « Paulo Coelho's Blog
EN ESPANOL: La vajita con rajaduras EM PORTUGUES: vaso com rachaduras An Indian legend tells of a man who carried water to his village every day, in two large jars tied to the ends of a wooden pole, which he balanced on his back. One of the jars was older than the other, and had some small cracks; every time the man covered the distance to his house, half of the water was lost. The younger jar was always very proud of its performance, safe in the knowledge that it was up to the mission it had been made for, while the other jar was mortified with shame at only fulfilling half of its allotted task. It was so ashamed that one day, while the man got ready to fetch water from the well, it decided to speak to him: – I want to apologize, but because of the many years of service, you are only able to deliver half of my load, and quench half of the thirst which awaits you at your home. The cracked jar « Paulo Coelho's Blog
There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village. As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite few big fish. The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many fish?” The fisherman replied, “Oh, just a short while.” “Then why don’t you stay longer at sea and catch even more?” The businessman was astonished. 1 MIN READING: The fisherman and the businessman « Paulo Coelho's Blog
sent by Priya Sher A young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley. A large crowd gathered and they all admired his heart for it was perfect. There was not a mark or a flaw in it. Reader’s story: The perfect heart « Paulo Coelho's Blog
After having won many archery contests, the town champion went to the Zen master. - I am the best of all – he said. – I didn’t study religion, never sought help from the monks, and succeeded in becoming the finest archer in the whole region. I heard that, for a time, you were the best archer in the region, and ask you: was it necessary to become a monk in order to learn to shoot? - No – replied the Zen master. But the champion was not satisfied: he took an arrow, placed it in the bow, fired it and hit a cherry which was very far away. 10 SEC READING: Here where I am « Paulo Coelho's Blog
painting by Pierre-August Renoir ___________________________ EN ESPANOL CLICAR AQUI: Matisse encuentra Renoir ____________________________ As a young man, the painter Henri Matisse used to pay a weekly visit to the great Renoir in his studio. When Renoir was afflicted by arthritis, Matisse began to visit him daily, taking him food, brushes, paints, but always trying to persuade the master that he was working too hard and needed to rest a little. 10 SEC READ: Matisse and Renoir meet (ENG Y ESPA) « Paulo Coelho's Blog
10 SEC READ: Why are you crying? (ENG, ESPA, PORT) « Paulo Coelho's Blog PARA ESPANOL AQUI>>: ¿Por qué lloras? PARA PORTUGUES AQUI>>: Por que choras? Photo of Majed’s grandfather A man knocked at his Bedouin friend’s door to ask him a favor: