finding yourself...

this is a passage from a book called "Warrior of the Light: A Manual" by Paulo Coelho. it's one of my favorite passages from the book, and it has significant meaning to me, because I relate with these words very closely, and have felt this way often in the journey of finding myself and figuring out what I'm doing here.

Warriors of the Light always have a certain gleam in their eyes.

They are of this world. They are part of the lives of other people and they set out on their journey with no saddlebags and no sandals. They are often cowardly. They do not always make the right decisions.

They suffer over the most trivial things; they have mean thoughts and sometimes believe they are incapable of growing. They frequently deem themselves unworthy of any blessing or miracle.

They are not always quite sure of what they are doing here. They spend many sleepless nights, believing that their lives have no meaning.

That is why they are Warriors of the Light. Because they make mistakes, because they ask themselves questions, because they are looking for a reason they are sure to find it.

because they are looking for a reason they are sure to find it. ask and it will be given, seek and you will find, knock and the door will open.

there is hope beyond measure.


  1. You've shared this with me several times in the past, and I am so glad you just posted this passage again today. I needed to read it.

  2. That's so interesting and so honest. The passage talks about having mean thoughts, which is something I think a lot of us struggle with... It's easy to start feeling discouraged because of making mistakes and having mean thoughts. But really, we can't be perfect. It's the effort to be good that makes a difference because we do change over time. And even with all of our mistakes we can make a difference in the lives of others.

  3. Yeah, despite all our imperfections, we can make a huge difference in the lives of others - and that is eternal, and very, very important.