Everyone was born with two lovers: one is time, the other is ourselves.
They accompany us throughout our whole life. They are your golden key to
a happy life.
Time goes smoothly, we almost can’t sense its pace. Usually our days
are all the same, with the seemingly endless hours between sunrise and
dusk. When each day is the same as the next, is it because people fail
to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that
the sun rises.
No matter you are poor or rich, time is fair for everyone. Time loves us
despite of our ignorance of it. It records our life traces and keeps
carving them onto our body. It will leave you some creases around your
eyes if you like to smile. It will carve you lines between your fair
brows if you are used to being sullen. You will have a benevolent
looking if you have a warm heart
Time is powerful. It is time who can create or destroy this world.
Shakespeare’s sonnet 19 says :
“Devouring time, blunt thou the lion’s paws,
And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;
Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger’s jaws,
And burn the long liv’d Phoenix in her blood”.
“They are so used to me that they know my schedule,” he muttered.
Thinking about that for a moment, he realized that it could be the other
way around: that it was he who had become accustomed to their schedule.
When we drove across Isreal, I saw the weathered mountains which was
made of different layers of rocks standing in the distance. I stared at
them and they stared back at me，just like an old man who is thousands
or millions years old welcoming me. It made me feel small. I wept,
profoundly impressed by its elemental force.
Time is a long lived current, but our life is limited, so we should
cherish our life, never wasting time, so as to have the opportunity to
realize our dream. We were born with our personal legend, but few of us
know about it .Personal legend is what you have always wanted to
accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their personal
legend is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and
everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for
everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives.
And he knew that shepherds, like seamen and like traveling salesmen,
always found a town where there was someone who could make them forget
the joys of carefree wandering.
As time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will
be impossible for them to realize their personal legend. It’s a force
that appears to be negative. It conists of books, our parents and our
Almost all the books in the world say that people are unable to choose
their own personal legends. They end up saying that everyone believes
the world’s greatest lie: at a certain point in our lives, we lose
control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by
When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at
the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person’s life. And
then they want the person to change. If someone isn’t what others want
them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea
of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her
Although we have developed a superstition that each time we open the
book we would learn something important, we should establish a
relationship with the environment because God couldn’t be found in the
seminary. Actually not every time we open the book it will be helpful.
Not each book is worth reading.
As for our parents, when we were children, they took good care of us
every day. We trusted them, we have forgotten how to rely on our own
instincts, because we need them for nourishment.
It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of
what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s
the world’s greatest lie.
We lived together, we became a part of our parents’ lives. Then they
wanted us to change. if we were not what our parents wanted us to be,
our parents became angry .Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how
other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Our parents, they are the common people. They see the world in terms of
what they would like to see happen, not what actually does.
Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is.
Parents would see their children marry bakers than the shepherds. Bakers
have homes, while shepherds sleep out in the open. In the long run, what
people think about shepherds and bakers becomes more important for them
than their own personal legends.
“At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is
possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they
would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a
mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for
them to realize their destiny.”
They don’t like their children to take a risk. They consider their
children as their possessions. As a matter of fact, our children beyond
not belong to us. We just gave them lives. They belong to themselves.
“It’s a force that appears to be negative, but actually shows you how to
realize your destiny. It prepares your spirit and your will, because
there is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it
is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire
originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.
Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by
the same currents. So both parents and teachers, especially those
parents, we could help our children to succeed, we also could be an
obstacle on their way to their dreams. Let’s give our children some
freedom and encouragement. It’s not what enters men’s mouths that’s
evil, it’s what comes out of their mouth that it is.
Let them make their own decisions. Let them to be what they should to
be. We should to be the positive force. We should help each member in
your family to fulfill his or her dream. It’s your mission on earth.
Your constant criticism will destroy other’s confidence and creativity.
Love never keeps a man from pursuing his personal legend. If he
abandoned that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t true love, the love that
speaks the language of the world. We should be a real lover to our
children, our wife or our husband. Our love enables our children to
discover every treasure in the world.
There is one great truth in this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it
is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire
originated in the soul of the universe. To realize one’s destiny is a
person’s only real obligation. All things are one. When you want
something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. So
keep going to realize your dream. You are capable at any time in your
life of doing what you dream of.
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to
The soul of the world is nourished by people’s happiness, and also by
unhappiness, envy and jealousy. Since everyone has their limits, no
matter he performs negative force or positive force, we won’t blame
Everything could teach our some useful things because everything on the
face of the earth has a soul, whether mineral, vegetables, or animals
-or even just a simple thought. We could learn more from the nature. If
we look at a flower deeply, we also see the world.
But bakers are more important people than shepherds. Bakers have homes,
while shepherds sleep out in the open. Parents would rather see their
children marry bakers than shepherds.
The histories of all people and other creatures are connected.
Unfortunately, you even don’t know that what you are doing could really
affect others. The most valuable thing that you can do for this world is
to follow your personal legend through to its conclusion.
In the long run, what people think about shepherds and bakers becomes
more important for them than their own destinies.
Follow your heart. It knows all things because it came from the soul of
the world, and it will one day return there. Wherever your heart is,
that is where you will find your treasure.
In order to find your treasure, you have always to heed the omens. God
placed them along your path. The omens are the language used by God to
indicate what you should do.
When you have made a decision, don’t think about what you have left
behind. We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or,
our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we
understand that our life stories and the history of the world were
written by the same hand.
The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and
never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.
Also people need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving
what they need and want. The fear of suffering is worse than the
Life is the moment we are living right now. If you can concentrate
always on the present, you will be a happy man, life will be a party for
you, a grand festival. So when we are eating, that’s all we think about.
If we are on the March, we just concentrate on marching. We shouldn’t
live in neither our past nor our future. We should be interested only in
the present. The present is full of surprises. We have to be aware of
I’m like everyone else—I see the world in terms of what I would like to
see happen, not what actually does.
Anyway, making a decision is only the beginning of things. When someone
makes a decision, he’s really diving into a strong current that will
carry him to places he has never dreamed of when he first made the
When you are on the pace of your dream, you might have to change your
way of life. Sometimes you ought to make risky bets. Taking your
chances can make your life exciting. If you don’t want to change
anything or you don’t know how to deal with change, your dream would
never turn into reality. It is our fear of failure that keeps us from
attempting our dream.
This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.
In fact, speak with wise men, follow the omens and keep going, and you
will be able to find your treasure. Everyone on earth has a treasure
that awaits them. It’s the simple things in life that are the most
extraordinary. God reveals his secrets easily to all his creatures.
It’s only those who are persistent and willing to study things deeply
who achieve their dreams.
The closer we get to the realization of our dream, the more difficult
things become. In our pursuit of the dream, we are subjected to tests
of our persistence and courage. So we could not be hasty, nor
impatient. If we pushed forward impulsivity, we would fail to see the
signs and omens left by God along our path. Before our dream is
realized, the soul of the world tests everything that was learned along
the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in
addition to realize ourdreams, master the lessons we have learned. As we
have moved toward that dream, that’s the point at which most people give
up. Every search begins with beginners luck, and every search ends with
the victors being severely tested. An old proverb says “the darkest hour
of the night comes just before the dawn .” Our life challenges every
step and kills those who become distracted.
As he mused about these things, he realized that he had to choose
between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief and as an
adventurer in quest of his treasure.
Don’t worry, there is nothing to hold you back except yourself. Although
you should make a lot of detours, you’re always heading for the same
destination. Let me tell you that no heart has ever suffered when it
goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a
second’s encounter with God and with eternity.
There is a language in the world that everyone understands. It is the
language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose,
and as part of a search for something believed in and desired .
But he was able to understand one thing: making a decision was only the
beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving
into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed
of when he first made the decision.
The path to realize your dream will lead to a purification of
yourselves. The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels in this
world but never forget to pursue your personal legend.
Everyone can perform a miracle. Each of you can live a happy life. So,
come on! Your treasure is awaiting you!
We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our
possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand
that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the
How do I guess at the future? Based on the omens of the present. The
secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you
can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes
later will also be better. Forget about the future, and live each day
according to the teachings, confident that God loves his children. Each
day, in itself, brings with it an eternity.
Camels are traitorous: they walk thousands of paces and never seem to
tire. Then suddenly, they kneel and die. But horses tire bit by bit. You
always know how much you can ask of them, and when it is that they are
about to die.
Love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny。
Wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find your treasure.
The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because
every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with
Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that
was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so
that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons
we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at
which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the
language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees
have appeared on the horizon.’
It said that the darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn.
“It’s not what enters men’s mouths that’s evil,” said the alchemist.
“It’s what comes out of their mouths that is.”