“All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.”~ Paulo Coelho
Over the course of time, if you look back, you, like the rest of us, have made many mistakes in almost every aspect of your life, but this is not something out of the ordinary. We are only humans and we all make mistakes on our journeys, we have all ignored so many times that feeling that was telling us to think twice before taking the next step, but the important thing here is not to beat ourselves up for what we did wrong.
All we need to learn from every little wrong turn our lives took up until this present moment, is to let go of the past, relax and focus on learning to pay attention to life.
We need to focus more on reading the signs that are sent our way, on learning to pay attention to life and learn the mysterious language of the Universe and be patient that what needs to happen, the right thing, will take place in its own time without our own intervention, without us forcing it.
This is something I have learned from my past experiences and I am still learning more and more every single day of my life, but at least now it’s easier for me to allow things to go as they are intended, without me always wanting to intervene or change something about it. I just accept it.
Learning to Pay Attention to Life
I have learned so many life-changing lessons from Paulo Coelho‘s writing, and in The Alchemist, he speaks about a young shepherd named Santiago that sets out on a journey to discover his destiny. To do so, he must recognize and follow certain signs that Paulo Coelho calls learning the language of omens.
In this short video, he opens up about how he personally began to learn the language of the world around him, revealing the eye-opening moment that changed everything in his life.
Paulo Coelho on Learning to Pay Attention to Life