Here’s what I think about The Alchemist:
We all have dreams. Whether it’s small or big, we still dream it. But I believe that there’s no small dreams, for all dreams are big. Of course, we all dream big. And I say “big dreams” because we can’t just achieve those dreams overnight. It takes time, effort, and our whole being to do so. Sad to say, some people failed to achieve their dreams and feel contented with their life because they believed they already found their purpose. As time passed by, they will blame other people for their griefs and miseries. They will do bad things to them to have a little satisfaction and a little room for happiness in their life. Eventually, it will not last long, for those people will still continue in their lives. Of course, they (those people who believed they already found their purpose) will repeat the situation for there’s still the blood of vengeance within them. Until this will become a cycle. It will only end when those people in grief and misery will find a light within their hearts, or worst, if they will die. That’s the reason why there’s no peace in this world, because we can’t find peace within ourselves. Isn’t it ironic that we always pray for peace, yet we’re doing things that will not bring peace? We all lack one thing: We forget to search our souls first before traveling in this world. Once we experienced the greatness of life that was brought by human intelligence, we drenched ourselves to all those richness which are all pure illusion. We all want to have all those material things even though we don’t need them. We all want to see the world in its four equal parts and boast to all our friends that we’ve been there, we ate that, we’ve done that, etc. And then we will feel happy and contented for what we had achieved. (Honestly, if I’m also in that position, I’m good to die because I did what I wanted to do). But was it what we were destined to do? Was that really our purpose? Well, maybe yes because what a privileged it was to see the greatness of God’s creation. Bu what’s in-between those travel? That’s really our purpose: To see every aspect of each place and free our soul for all its longings and loneliness. To learn the joy of learning the secrets from the past of each place, and to leave a mark in each place. That’s our purpose. But we often overlook or ignore those aspect. What matters to us is the view in the front, without realizing the view in-between or in the middle.
And here comes The Alchemist to let us learn the language of the world; To help us recognize the in-between in the journey of life; to help us find our soul (though not that quite elaborate), and finally, to gain our believes in dreams. Don’t underestimate the language of the world, and the power of a dream.
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – The Alchemist
God Bless everyone.