Whatever God means to you – whatever it is that connects you to you, to others, and to something larger – this compilation of words excerpted from Coelho’s The Valkyries will inspire you. It fits right in with the theme of Mandala Reflections. Coelho’s words make me want to sit down with his book set: The Valkyries, The Fifth Mountain, and Veronika Decides to Die. A special thanks to my dear friend, Irene, who shared these quotes with me after she finished the first book. Thanks, dear!
“We, at this moment in history, must develop our own powers. We must believe that the universe doesn’t end at the walls of our room. We must accept the signs, and follow our heart and our dreams. We are responsible for everything that happens in this world. We are the warriors of the light. With the strength of our love and of our will, we can change our destiny, as well as the destiny of many others. The day will come when the problem of hunger can be solved through the miracle of the multiplication of the bread. The day will come when love will be accepted by every heart, and the most terrible of human experiences – solitude, which is worse than hunger – will be banned from the face of the Earth. The day will come when those who knock at the gates will see them open; those who ask will receive; those who weep will be consoled. For the planet Earth, that day is still a long way off. But for each of us, that day can be tomorrow. One has only to accept a simple fact: Love-of God and of others-shows us the way. Our defects, our dangerous depths, our suppressed hatreds, our moments of weakness and desperation – all are unimportant. If what we want to do is heal ourselves first, so that then we can go in search of our dreams, we will never reach paradise. If, on the other hand, we accept all that is wrong about us – and despite it, believe that we are deserving of a happy life-then we will have thrown open an immense window that will allow Love to enter. Little by little, our defects will disappear, because one who is happy can look at the world only with love-the force that regenerates everything that exists in the Universe.” “We are not alone. The world is changing, and we are part of that transformation. The angels guide us and protect us. Despite all the injustice in the world, and despite the things that happen to us that we feel we don’t deserve, and despite the fact that we sometimes feel incapable of changing what is wrong with people and with the world…love is even stronger, and it will help us to grow. Only then will we be able to understand the stars and miracles.”
Did you like this post? Please stay tuned – in the months to come Irene and myself and some other women are starting a communal blog together (so exciting!)… and we think you’re going to like it!