Just finished reading Aleph by Paulo Coelho. It’s a very personal book, narrating a journey that the author decided to undertake, when he was having a sort of ‘loss of life and faith’ scenario, finding himself doing things by routine rather than love. Searching for his passion in life and for himself, he find in the journey the one thing that he had always been searhing for: the truth about one of his past life and the chance to be forgiven from a great selfish action. He finds this through Hilal, a young violinist, who is also trying to heal herself.
It is a book about the secret life of the soul that we, sometimes, are greatly unaware of. Overall, I loved being immersed in this story, being taken through those portals entitled Aleph ( spaces where all of time coexists). A little treasure filled with wisdom and infinite truth about who we really are and the invisible choices and hidden reasons that always guide our lives.
Here are a couple of quotes, by seriously, there are endless ones just as equally as significant.
“We can never found the soul, just as we can never wound God, but we become imprisoned by our memories, and that makes our lives wretched, even when we have everything we need in order to be happy.”
” I am in the Aleph, the point at which everything is in the same place at the same time. I’m at a window, looking out at the world and its secret places, poetry lost in time and words left hanging in space…sentences that are perfectly understood, even when left unspoken. Feelings that simultaneously exalt and suffocate.”
“We are all souls wandering the cosmos and, at the same time, living our lives, but with a sense that we are passing from one incarnation to another. If something touches to the code of our soul, it is remembered for ever and affects whatever comes afterwards.”