Paulo Coelho: We aren’t who we want to be

“We aren’t who we want to be.
We are what society demands.
We are what our parents choose.
We don’t want to disappoint anyone.
So we smother the best in us.”

—Paulo Coelho.


Paulo Coelho: Pray

“Pray with your eyes wide open, so you can see how people treat each other. 

Pray with your mouth open, so you can denounce injustices. 

Pray with  your soul, pray with your arms, pray with your feet. 

Pray every time you give or receive love. 
Prayer is not a sign of weakeness, but of strength. 

Prayer is not for old ladies, but for young and adults alike.

Prayer is not about repeating words others thought, but discovering new sentences you already know, but  are hidden in your heart.  
Prayer is what we need now.”

—Paulo Coelho.