Showing posts with label soul. Show all posts
Showing posts with label soul. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Book Review: Manuel of the Warrior of Light by Paulo Colheo

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I've been a fan of this author for a very long time, since the Alchemist. His story alone is enough to inspire every author in the world to believe in himself and just go for his dreams. Anyways, I've read this a long time ago and thought I would share with you my opinion.

Manuel of the Warrior of Light is an incredible piece written by Paulo Colheo, and it follows the events surrounding a person who meets an angel like figure that he instantly connects with, and spends a long time trying to look for her again. Years and years pass and the guy had finally moved on, but eventually, he goes to the place where they would meet (having came to terms with the fact that he would never see her again) and behold. She is waiting for him.

Not a day older, she hadn't aged at all. When he asks about her, she responds by giving him a notebook that is empty, and she asks him to write about the Warrior of Light.

This book not only is helpful, but the intro alone is enough to send shivers down your spine. It's not a 'book' per say, but a book of quotes and their explanation as to how an ideal individual would behave, think and feel in a world like ours.

If I had to make a bold statement, I would say that this book is his personal views and hard learned lessons that he wanted to pass on to every person who was dear to him.

All and all, the Manuel of the Warrior of Light is sure to give you a pleasant read throughout, and you are bound to see yourself in some of the quotes as clear as the sun (during daytime... I know... just in case).

4.5/5

Until next time,
Write on

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The True Side of Love

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What is love? What is it really about? Why did it get so hard to find? What really went wrong? Is there a point to it? These are often some of the questions that are now related to love in general. You see, people have this wrong misconception about it, that they don’t even know what it IS! And yet they pretend to have experienced it, they desire annoying things, unrealistic things, all thanks to what the media has done to the image of love.

 You see, people watch movies and read romantic tales and try to implement or look for that exact same idea and method in their lives. What they don’t understand is that movies are scripted, they are written, and they are fictional, no real TRUE love ever ends, and you know what else doesn't end? Suffering, they have made love to be a salvation, an answer to all our troubles, people really think that they have to find someone who won’t ever make them suffer, and that’s their soul-mate, this is the most stupid and ridicules idea anyone can have!

Because in saying this, they forget the law of life, which is a never ending cycle of misery and suffering, no one will be able to NOT make you suffer, because that is NOT the point of love, the point isn't to find someone who won’t make you cry, but it is in fact to find someone who knows your tear’s worth, and who is always there with you, the point is to find someone to share your laughter, and your cries, in sadness and in happiness, in your struggles and hardships, it is to find someone who will come to your rescue, and who will come to your side when others do not, it’s to find someone who if can’t solve what’s wrong, comes and suffers with you. THAT is the point.

So I ask of you not to look for qualities you see in movies, do not assume that what you see there reflect the true side of things, because they do NOT! Instead focus on what is true and what you see, what you feel, because to love someone is a STATEMENT and not a REQUEST for additional things for you to get in return, it is a powerful message that proves that you are not afraid of saying that I feel comfortable around you, Einstein always argued that for two people in love, they can go somewhere, and sit beside each other, and not say a SINGLE word and go home, and STILL think that the day was not wasted, and they would still feel amazing and happy that they have done so.

Soul-mates exist, but you have to BECOME soul-mates, it doesn't happen automatically, so stop believing that it will happen because as soon you realize it, you will know what have you been missing all this time, becoming soul-mates comes out of acceptance of one another, your ability to cherish every moment, and count all the blessings (good AND bad) to have them in your life, THAT is how you become soul-mates.