Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Alchemist

I have just finished reading The Alchemist which has made me really think about what truly motivates me in my life. The book is about a boy who is searching for his personal legend. I am not sure if the author is LDS or not, but the boy meets Melchizedek who gives him a Urim and Thummim, hmm....possibly.

Throughout the boy's journey he has moments where he is very in tuned with his purpose and listens to the "omens" and what they are telling him. He gets distracted very easily and tends to give up when obstacles enter his path.

I was thinking about how often my life is detoured due to obstacles that enter my path and seem insurmountable. It is easy to lose sight of the goal and get distracted by things. Sometimes we use material things to make us seem more valuable to others. Perhaps that is our source of others view us. I believe that we all have a purpose in this life...whether it be a talent or skill, it is our responsibility to push through the obstacles and find the courage to pursue hone those talents and then share them with others.

This entry is causing my brain to hurt from trying to get this out in a way that actually makes sense. For now I will leave it up to your powers of interpretation. I will just blame it on the fact that it is late, and I am tired.


hyker said...

But I am so easily distracted by bright, shiny, material things.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you should try to dream about Madonna. I hear she can help you find your destiny in life.