The Alchemist BOOK CLUB REVIEW

Put your comfy yoga or sweat pants on, grab a bowl of ice cream, tea or a glass of wine and let’s discuss "The Alchemist." We may all be from different places, but today, I invite you into my home, virtually, where I am hosting our first ever Online Book Club! After all, community and connections are a vital part of our happiness and success. The book club is a great way for all of us to share insights and get to know each other a little better.

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I give "The Alchemist" a perfect 5 star review. It is so much more than a book. It is a beautiful adventure that reflects the journey of our own lives. In this book a young shepherd boy named, Santiago, sets out on a travel adventure to live his legend. This is a story of courage, letting go of fears, pursuing one's purpose and perhaps most of all... trusting the Universe. 

I personally struggled to put the book down. There are different people the boy meets along the way and each one, just like in our own lives, is there to teach him a lesson, help him awaken to the omens around him, or give him strength to continue on toward his destiny. 

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Love Makes the World Go Round

I think we would all agree that love feels good. We can love on different levels such as family love, friendship love and ultimately we seek the love of an accepting life partner. "The Alchemist" is the best love story ever written. The boy remembers a girl who made a big impact on him and after three years he earns enough money and builds up the courage to return to her, not knowing if she has long since moved on. Having the hope of something is a great driving force to accomplishing our dreams. Whatever it is that you truly desire in life never ever give up!

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If you believe, you can achieve! Most of us do not continue on our dream path because people tell us its impossible or unrealistic, but when you want something and work hard for it, the Universe will conspire to help you achieve it. 

 
It is the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
— Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist"
 

Five Book Club Questions for You to Answer in the Comments Box Below.

  1. So what did you think of the book? 
  2. What were your favorite lines or quotes?
  3. Do you recommend this book to others?
  4. Are you following your Legend or life’s purpose?
  5. What is one thing that holds you back in life?
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I obviously love and recommend this book. I have included some of my favorite quotes in this article, but there are many more that I love. I truly look forward to reading your comments and feedback on the questions that I asked. I want you to know I did not know my purpose, or Legend as it is referred to in the book, until my 30's. We all discover our path, our true calling, at different points in life. It is truly about letting go of both ego and fear and having the courage to pursue the people and things that light up our soul! Due to major obstacles in my life, I now know that my true purpose is to share my yogic philosophy and to help raise consciousness and compassion here on earth. 

I would love your general feedback, as well as future book recommendations. The more involved and vocal you are, the better. Next month we will be reading Michael Singer’s, "The Untethered Soul." It is another wonderful book that opens your mind to unlimited possibilities and it is very inspiring.

Trust the journey and have a wonderful holiday weekend,

Libby


Coming up on Tuesday's blog, Paul is writing about synchronicity and why it matters. This topic relates very much to one of the main themes in "The Alchemist," and knowing how it works will surly enrich your life.

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