The Lesson: Following our dreams can be a challenge and a difficult task to accomplish – which is why “The Alchemist” teaches us about the spiritual quality that we need to have in order to follow our dreams and make them come true. The author speaks about what happens when we are honest about our journey and what is the universal power that always puts us back on track and helps us follow the right path.

Notable Excerpt: “Before a dream is realized, the soul of the world tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this, not because it is evil, but shows that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we have learned as we moved towards that dream. When the real test come that is the point when most of the people give up.”

The Guest: Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian author who has been given numerous international awards in recognition for his simple, but profound spiritual storytelling. He is best known for his novel “The Alchemist” which has been translated into 80 languages, making it the most translated book by any living author.

The Host: Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, producer, author, philanthropist, and media tycoon. In addition to being the richest African-American person in history, she also hosted the highest-rated television show of its kind and has been called the most influential woman in the world.

Podcast: Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday Talks podcast is available for free on iTunes. The OWN television network series is also available on YouTube.

(LISTEN to the inspiring talk below) – Photo by Nrkbeta, CC

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