Self, the search of The Alchemist

TPaulo Coelhohe word for today in church was, gift. Have you ever considered yourself a gift?  Or that what you have to offer yourself, others and the world is your gift?  Well, consider it because this is the thing you have been looking for.  Yes, understanding that you are gift begins to close out all the noise, crap and false self conversations around you.  To see myself as gift, I can say no to unimportant offers, controlling colleagues and mismatched partners.

For 388 weeks, my all time favorite book has been on the New York Best Sellers List.  This week at #3, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, is 1 of 3 things I would take to a dessert island (chocolate cake and water being the other 2), because it takes me back to a child place when I knew I was gift.  Another story with similar insights is the Wizard of Oz.  I hope to connect the two in my next post.

Consider the birds, children and the beauty of nature.  They all know they are gift. Small children naturally live a life that expresses their unique gift-ness.  After a 3 month capitalistic season of over gift-giving…. just think, you have been here all along. You are the greatest gift.

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