Reading helps me escape the harsh realities of this world, and get lost and explore the walls and hidden rooms of a brand new world. A brand new world that always end up giving me gentle reminders of the harsh realities of my real world. There is magic hidden in the pages of every books, and some of us like to be transformed by what we read. One of them being yours truly! ME!
There is a different kind of magic in words, and stories bring them life. They take you on a journey, one that can torture and stab you, one that teaches you, one you learn lessons from, words you take back with you to your own world; because they touch your heart.
There are many books I’ve read that have moved me from the first page to the last. My head would be buried in between the pages for hours and hours, until I soaked up every last but of literature. George R.R Martin writes in “A Dance With The Dragons,” “..A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads only lives one.” You have free entry into worlds that will move you, inspire you, even motivate you.
I have put together 5 quotes from different books, words that have touched so I hold them in my fists and shove them in my pocket, everywhere I go. The different worlds put together in the pages of the books you read, have the power to transform you and your own world.
The very first is; Paul Cohello – The Alchemist.
This is the best reminder to my fellow dreamers to stay focused and to continue being hopeful. I get criticised often for being a dreamer; and not a realist. I shouldn’t be too hopeful because thing don’t always work out the way that we expect it to. But I’m still hopeful because I know that if I desire something, that drives from a positive and happy place, and it brings me joy working on that dream, that sense of happiness nourishes the Soul of the Universe.
On the other hand, if I’m not getting what I want and my dreams aren’t coming true for me even by the smallest means, then that’s because my desires drive from a negative place. I can’t be so unhappy with not getting what I want, or get desperate with making my dream come true, I can’t be sad without it. Just like happiness nourishes the Soul of the Universe, negative feelings towards your dream, whether that be anger, or frustration, that weakens the Soul of the Universe killing your desires with it.
Next up we have; F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby
The final lines of The Great Gatsby conclude the novel entirely. As human beings, we struggle with moving beyond the past. We’re all the captain of our own ship, and throughout our journey on the sea, we will be hit by currents that will change the direction of your ship. When the waters are rough, it makes moving our ship forward and making progress, difficult. The current is a reflection of our past, which work against us, and always try to pull us backwards. We’re constantly fighting to move on with our lives, we want to keep growing, and progressing. If we stand still for a second, we’ll find ourselves in the past.
One of my favorite reads; Khaled Hosseini – A Thousand Splendid Suns
Anyone that knows me well will also know that I am the most impatient person to ever live on this Earth. It’s something I try hard to work on because patience is power. I may take the award for being the most impatient person to ever live on this Earth, I’m positive I’m not the only one in this club. There’re a lot of other members in this club, and we all dislike the notion of waiting as we don’t know what we’re to expect! All the members of this exclusive club would rather the wait be over as quick as possible because we want to move onto our next goal, or our next step. Every moment you have is a blessing, do something with the time you have, pour your force into other things to bide your time. What is meant for you will find you when in the time it’s supposed to.
Drum rooooolllll; J.R.R Tolkien – Lord of the Rings
I’m lost most of the time, I find myself in places I never expected I’d ever be in, and always question the direction I’m going. I have dreams and aspirations, but it’s taking me a long time to get there because my journey isn’t a straight path, it’s taking every turn in the road that in possibly can. Just because I feel adrift, and have lost the sense of my direction doesn’t mean to say I’m lost. There are some souls that value their journey more than the destination. These kinds of souls crave adventures, they want to explore. These kinds of souls satisfy their curiosities by wandering.
To others wandering souls may reflect a person who has no purpose, someone who is trying to find their way through life with no real idea of what route they’re taking. But there is a purpose, and that purpose is to know, and to understand the course of your journey, through every nook and cranny. You’ll always end up somewhere and the journey is what makes it worth it!
Up last, we have everyone’s favorite read; J.K Rowling – Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
When we don’t understand why we’re going through something, or why something has happened, we open the door of denial and close the doors to healing. Just because you can’t understand what’s happening doesn’t mean the problem isn’t there. You have to acknowledge the problem, address as it as being there, only then can you begin fixing it. One of the many beauties of life is that its unpredictable. Nothing is permanent, everything changes, and a lot of things can happen that can transform you, or have an impact on your life. We must accept whatever comes, and embrace it!
Tell me what your favourite quote is, and don’t forget to tell my why!