The Alchemist: A Personal Legend of a Shepherd

For Coelho, personal calling is “God’s blessing.” It is the path that God choses for us here on Earth. “Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend.” The centrality of personal legends in ‘The Alchemist’ tries to answer why it is so important to be aware and live our personal calling. Santiago’s personal legend is obvious, to find his treasure at the Egyptian pyramids. However, his personal legend became the journey itself. The travel and the wisdom he acquired from the journey literally became his treasure. His discovery of love in its many forms became part of his legend. Personal legends serve as the only… Read More

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