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July 29, 2010



Very Appropriate for the day.
Here is a paragraph from Anna Hassapi report that sums up The Alchemist
Coelho also suggests that those who do not have the courage to follow their " Personal Myth", are doomed to a life of emptiness, misery, and unfulfillment. Fear of failure seems to be the greatest obstacle to happiness. As the old crystal-seller tragically confesses: " I am afraid that great disappointment awaits me, and so I prefer to dream". This is where Coelho really captures the drama of man, who sacrifices fulfillment to conformity, who knows he can achieve greatness but denies to do so, and ends up living a life of void.

It is interesting to see that Coelho presents the person who denies to follow his dream as the person who denies to see God, and that "every happy person carries God within him". However, only few people choose to follow the road that has been made for them, and find God while searching for their destiny, and their mission on earth.


Now this is called Constancy of Purpose. (:-


congratulations. thanks for telling good stories for many years.


My sincere appreciation and thanks to you for sharing wonderful stories for last five years. I took you OBT class and subscribe.


I want to thank you for sending these along each week as they give me hope to know we have people focused on our people!


I read your friday reflection it's way too good. I will make it a point and see that even the kids read this. It has lot of meaning to it and it really is in real world.I always wait for your friday reflections.

Congratulations for quarter century of stories. Thank you!


Thanks for your special efforts here. I am sure the inspiring stories sent out helps everyone in one way or another. It has definitely helped me to be more “human”.


Thanks Anand! I have always enjoyed your Friday Refletions! It might be simple stuff but thot provoking… reminding us to re-look at some basic stuff which we have forgotten….We can learn from your wealth of experience; rgds Peng


Reminded me of your Friday Reflection of 11th June "Constancy of Purpose".
Thank you for sharing enormous wealth with all of us. It is simply inexplicable in words, the joy and pleasure Friday Reflections have provided since its inception. You are truly ONE OF A KIND.
Many congratulations and continue with the good work.

Mike D.

Reflection is so rewarding and this is my reminder, often my path, to do so each week. Treasure is the Journey is one which particularly resonates with me at this moment in my life. Thank you, Anand.

Tina Lee

To sustain something this long shows passion and perseverance. Following your personal legend?


Congratulations on the Silver Anniversary! All the best for your journey towards Gold!


This was a nice one that Rajiv wrote. =) congrats on 25 years of Friday Reflections!

Black Belt

Thanks for continuously and diligently publishing your Friday reflections. I love them. It's like a micro mini-Reader's digest. I've created a special folder for them in my file. More power!

Kulim guy

I always look forward to the next issue, Anand. Keep them coming. Cheers,


Wow! That's a long time! And you've done a great job! Thanks for sharing these wonderful stories and please keep them coming! Wishing you many more years of success!!

Mike Goodner

Thanks for keeping up the reflections! The variety of topics and the occasional repeat keeps the mind nimble digging into them. Congratulations of 25 years of telling stories with a purpose!

micro CEO

25 years is a fantastic milestone! One can only imagine how many lives you have touched with these wonderful stories. I am happy to count myself as one of those.
In this day and age of science and data, it is good to remember that the human spirit requires good stories, myths, and mysteries to keep our lives interesting and provide morale as well as moral.
Recently I read of the Indus seals (Harappan script) that remains undeciphered to this day. I also read about the recentl mystery of "dark flow" in astrophysics. What a wonderful time as we continue to search for such exciting mysteries, as Santiago did.


I had to read this book multiple times before getting this message. But whenever I read it, it helps me recognize the values in defining new life goals.Congratulations for the 25 years of telling stories. The best teachers in the world used stories to teach others..


Here is the link to the entire review of The Alchemist by Anna Hassapi. Very well written.


Many thanks for sharing your journey and wisdom along the way. In turn, it's our turn to share our own learning and help others on our own journey. Namaste.


Congratulations on the 25 years – please keep them coming J

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