Bookmark this for a rainy day. Or for any day:
The Eight Irresistable Principles of Fun. Watch the whole flash movie on autoplay; give yourself 10 minutes. I watch this whenever I want a colourful reminder of what uplifts and excites me.
And then watch The 5.75 Questions You’ve Been Avoiding, from the same group that made the previous flash video.
Read the condensed super-abridged version of The Alchemist:
“That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”
“If you start out by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work toward getting it.”
Personal Legend: “It’s what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is.
At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their Personal Legend.
It’s a force that appears to be negative, but actually shows you how to realize your Personal Legend. It prepares your spirit and your will, because there is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.”
“Even when all you want to do is travel? Or marry the daughter of a textile merchant?”
“Yes, or even search for treasure. The Soul of the World is nourished by people’s happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, and jealousy. To realize one’s Personal Legend is a person’s only real obligation. All things are one.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”