Alchemist by paulo coelho

It required no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time. Often, people fail to recognize the needs of the group and the community. All things are one.

He finds work in the shop of a crystal merchant, where Santiago makes improvements that reap considerable financial rewards.

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He was more certain of it than of anything in the world. Returning to Andalusia, Santiago goes back to the church where he dreamed of the treasure near the pyramids. A man sets out on a journey, dreaming of a beautiful or magical place, in pursuit of some unknown treasure.

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This idea of 'following your heart' is often wrong. He had surprised himself with the thought. Like eating or sleeping, or like seeking love or finding a job. Warriors hold the two men captive, but eventually allow them to continue their journey. But maybe people who felt that way had never learned the universal language. We speak of them only to children. Life can easily become stagnant, mundane, and monotonous, but that changes depending on what we choose to see. So each thing has to transform itself into something better, and to acquire a new Personal Legend, until, someday, the Soul of the World becomes one thing only. DESIRE: Dreams make life interesting; when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. It is the alchemist. I am only going to point you in the direction of your treasure. And I wanted to share this treasure with the world. While traveling, Santiago begins listening to the desert and discovering the Soul of the World. Soon afterward, Santiago is confronted by a black-garbed, veiled stranger with a sword, who sits atop a white horse. The caravan leader gathers the travelers together and tells them that tribal warfare prevents them from continuing their journey.

Thieves beat Santiago and rob him of his money. After he tells them of his dream, though, one of the thieves recounts his own dream about a buried treasure in the sacristy of an abandoned church.

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