Paulo Coelho suggests smiling :: interesting idea, I might try it

“Early today I decided to pull a buddhist monk and keep a smile on my face till 31/01 ( always have deadlines for my promises…). It was not easy but by now, late evening, I am managing – and results are great. Smiling non-stop works, makes you and people around you feel bettter, and it does not blind you to the problems around that must be solved. Try it. Smile now. (Paulo Coelho)

“Forgive but do not forget”

Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.” (Paulo Coelho)

Wow. This guy is good. I love everything I’ve read on his blog, and there’s a ton more to read there and elsewhere. Thank you, Universe, for making me stumble upon Paulo Coelho tonight (on twitter!). § Meditation walking § In search of the perfect leader § Wow. Wow. My mom just said, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” No kidding. This guy is wiser than me, but I feel like he’s speaking my language—given that he’s talking about sparks and the necessity of making mistakes (again) (again), I think that is undeniable—though clearly Coelho is more seasoned and prolific than I am. There are very few people I admire—in fact, hardly any—but I already have some admiration based on what I have seen on the blog and youtube. I am thankful to have stumbled upon this man’s writing and wisdom. I can learn from this. Thank you.