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The Alchemist

Posted on: June 22nd, 2011 by Dr. Amanda Sue Cressman

Today was an incredibly beautiful day – the sun was shining, the temperature was warm and there was a wonderful cool breeze.  The only thing to make this better was a good book to read alongside the day.  One of my favourite reads, is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. If you have not heard of this book, I highly encourage you to pick it up and see why it has won the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author.  It has been translated into 67 languages and has sold over 65 million copies…and there is good reason why.  This book is a life changer, a motivator and a real inspiration for those who are wondering what their purpose is.  This fictional story is full of wisdom and insight…encouraging us to tap into that part of ourselves that knows truth and steers us in the direction of what is best.

It has made a sincere difference in my life and I would like to share some quotes from Coelho to hopefully inspire you.

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

“In order to find the treasure, you will have to follow the omens. God has prepared a path for everyone to follow. You just have to read the omens that he left you.”

“In his pursuit of the dream, he was being constantly subjected to tests of his persistence and courage. So he could not be hasty, nor impatient. If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by God along his path.”

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.  You’ve got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense. “

And Be Done With It

Posted on: April 30th, 2010 by Dr. Amanda Sue Cressman

It is the end of another month and with that I generally seem to reflect on all that has been. It reminds me of a quote that I think is relevant and helpful, encouraging us to say goodbye to what has been and ready and open to receive what is to be. Enjoy the turning of your calender tomorrow and with it, I hope for a wonderful May.

“Finish every day and be done with it…You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it…serenely, and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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