Forum : Angels by Paulo Coelho

Question from Paulo Coelho's blog:

I got a gift from a reader, Agnieska from Poland it is the painting of my guardian angel.
I wrote a book about angels I believe in angels. The book is called The Valkyries, it takes place in the Mojave Desert and there (and not only there) I had a very strong experience with angels.
Having said that: I want you to share in this forum your experience with angels.
Meaning, moments that you know that your angel is taking you out of trouble; moments that you know that your angel is helping you to get the things that you want.
And of course I want you to discuss with us your beliefs in angels. This very important because even though people talk a lot about angels, they are not truly paying attention. Normally because they dont notice that angels use other people to talk, to act for us.

Warrior Of Light Issue nº 201 – The magic instant by Paulo Coelho

We have to take risks. We can only truly understand the miracle of life when we let the unexpected manifest itself.

Every day – together with the sun – God gives us a moment in which it is possible to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day we try to pretend that we don’t realize that moment, that it doesn’t exist, that today is just the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow. But if you pay attention, you can discover the magic instant. It may be hiding at the moment when we put the key in the door in the morning, in the silence right after dinner, in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us. This moment exists – a moment when all the strength of the stars passes through us and lets us work miracles.

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Iran by Neda

Paulo Coelho wrote on his blog:
My best friend in Iran, a doctor who showed me its beautiful culture when I visited Teheran in 2000, who fought a war in the name of the Islamic Republic (against Iraq), who took care of wounded soldiers in the frontline, who always stood by real human values, is seen here trying to resuscitate Neda - hit in her heart.

Paulo discovered that his friend Arash Hejazi was the doctor trying to resuscitate Neda.

Forum : What do you see when you stare at a blank wall?, by Paulo Coelho

I asked this week to friends to stare a blank wall – what do you see?

In my case, I’m used to stare to a blank wall or a candle – but I don’t try to empty my mind because this is impossible. I rather try to follow my train of thought on what happens inside of me and I’m not entirely conscious.

When I wrote the post on staring at the blank wall, I remember I was trying to think about songs, then about the name of the artist, at the same time I was thinking about of the plumber that had to show up in order to fix something in the house. Then I started to thinking about useless things and then I felt like having a coffee – but I still had two minutes to go. So these two minutes took an eternity and then I tried to make time run faster. This is when I get distracted and think about nothing. Then, all of the sudden, you realize that three minutes of your life have passed.

Having said that - meditation is quite interesting. If you do that every day, for only three minutes, if you relax and try to calm yourself by starring at a blank wall or candle, or even closing your eyes and say to yourself “I can spend 10 minutes of my life in silence” – then you will see how things will improve. Because you unconscious mind goes to your conscious mind and somehow you start having intuitions that once were buried and now you can see.

So: stare to a blank wall and share here what you see.

Paulo Coelho

Warrior Of The Light Newsletter N. 200

Animal promiscuity

Recently I read an interesting polemic article in the American newspaper New York Times (25/03/2008). Written by Natalie Angier, the text is based on the research of prominent biologists and psychologists concerning monogamy. The conclusion that they reach is impressive: conjugal infidelity is present throughout the animal kingdom.

And that’s not all: studies have shown that certain species “pay” for sex, while others reward their “lovers” with presents and affection. To complete the picture, jealousy and machismo are also to be found there: females are violently attacked if they copulate with another partner.

Of course we are not animals, but the similarities mentioned above are very revealing. Some of the more interesting parts of the article are worth transcribing.

1] Many species are raised from a very tender age to marry someone chosen by the family. They fly and play together, they sing and dance together. In other words, they are raised to impress the community with proof that they were born for one another.

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Forum : Who supports you?, by Paulo Coelho

Now you can see who is behind the camera it is Paula.

I would like to know who is behind your camera? Who gives you strength and support to carry you? Because everybody in this world has someone behind the camera Paula is not the only one I have many people who support me in my work and enable me to keep on doing what I do.

So share here who are the people that support you in your path?

Paulo Coelho

Forum : secret and hidden art, by Paulo Coelho

Sometimes we are afraid to say that we like some art… In my case, earlier on in my life, I loved ABBA - but it was politically incorrect to say that in public since it was considered a too sweet and low…

I also love writers such as Henry Miller and bestsellers such as Stephen King. It would probably be more politically correct to say that I love Baudelaire – which is not the case.

So, what are your secret, hidden artists that you like but believe others don’t?

Paulo Coelho