Every Hero

From the author of The Alchemist comes this. Substitute the word hero for “warrior of light” and let me know what you think.

Every warrior of the light has been afraid to enter a combat.
Every warrior of the light has betrayed and lied in the past.
Every warrior of the light has lost faith in the future.
Every warrior of the light has trodden a path which was not his own.
Every warrior of the light has suffered because of unimportant things.
Every warrior of the light has doubted that he is a warrior of the light.
Every warrior of the light has failed in his spiritual obligations.
Every warrior of the light has said yes when he meant no.
Every warrior of the light has hurt someone he loved.

That is why he is a warrior of the light: he has endured all this, and not lost the hope to improve.

One Response to Every Hero

  1. Kate March 30, 2007 at 2:25 pm #

    Matt,
    Paulo Cohelo is an amazing writer- I’ve read a few of his books… His writing is thoughtful and challenging. I had a copy of the Alchemist and I have the manual “A Warrior of the light.” When I read the manual I was astounded because it reminded me of the hero’s journey is so many ways- in other ways not so much but overall it has a great message.
    Kate