The Monk and the Prostitute

A monk lived near the temple of Shiva. In the house opposite lived a prostitute. Noticing the large number of men who visited her, the monk decided to speak to her. ‘You are a great sinner,’ he said sternly. ‘You reveal your lack of respect for God every day and every night. Do you never … Continue reading

Thy neighbours garden

I read this lovely story on my friend Paulo Coelho’s blog and wanted to share it with you all. I hope you enjoy it. Thy neighbour’s garden by Paulo Coelho YOU can give a fool a thousand intellects, but the only one he will want is yours,’ says an Arabic proverb. When we start planting the … Continue reading

Adultery by Paulo Coelho

Adultery by Paulo Coelho Musing on the protagonist I had promised myself that I would savour this book and at least spend a week to read it…. But after opening it all my good intentions flew out the window. I couldn’t put it and I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. What … Continue reading

Anxiety by Paulo Coelho

I love this text taken from my friend Paulo Coelho’s new book  MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA   Anxiety There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible. Or to drive away whatever … Continue reading

Solitude is not the absence of Love by Paulo Coelho

Solitude is not the absence of Love by PAULO COELHO Without solitude, Love will not stay long by your side. Because Love needs to rest as well, so that it can journey through the heavens and reveal itself in other forms. Without solitude, no plant or animal can survive, no soil can remain productive for any … Continue reading

Shouting In Anger

This is an article I wrote for my friend Mastin Kipp’s blog – I hope you all enjoy it: Shouting in Anger “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha I am certain that we … Continue reading

Warrior of Light (an excerpt) Paulo Coelho

Warrior of Light (an excerpt) Paulo Coelho I love this excerpt from Paulo Coelho’s book ‘Warrior of Light’, because it demonstrates beautifully that we are not perfect but when our heart is clean we will continue on our journey to find our true path. Love Priya Every Warrior of the Light has felt afraid of … Continue reading

How I Write – Paulo Coelho

  How I Write by Paulo Coelho I have taken the article below from Paulo Coelho’s blog.  For me this is pure alchemy! ( below, parts of my interview to Tim Ferris, published yesterday – Paulo Coelho) On Inspiration: “I procrastinate, check some emails … then I start. I write my books very quickly because I cannot … Continue reading

Learning to ‘Let Go’ and Forgive

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Lewis Smedes Recently, I read Paulo Coelho’s beautiful new book The Aleph in which the lead character says a moving “Prayer of Forgiveness”.  The prayer touched me and made me reflect on how many people punish themselves, sometimes for many years by … Continue reading

I Love You Like A River

This is a short excerpt from Paulo Coelho’s new book Aleph – It touches all the chords in my heart and I’m sure that once you read this book you will love it too. I see that Hilal is starting to feel uncomfortable. ‘I’m not interested in what our relationship was in a past life. … Continue reading