20 inspiring quotes from paulo coelho

Keep reading to be inspired by the writer who helped shape my spiritual journey.


One of the most inspirational books that I’ve read thus far has been ‘The Alchemist’ by 9780062315007_p0_v2_s192x300Paulo Coelho. I personally feel that it takes a unique kind of person to read AND understand what this book means. It’ll only resonate with you if you are on some type of spiritual journey. So it only made sense that this book landed on my lap right before my 23rd birthday. As I read this book, I remember feeling .. indescribable, awakened, free, positive … like I could conquer the world.

This book inspired me to be my best self and gave me proof that my spiritual journey was just beginning and would be filled with much enlightenment and understanding. However, it also inspired me to look up the artist of this classic piece of work -Paulo Coelho. I was so intrigued by the story itself, that it made me wonder about him and how he came about writing such a pivotal story.

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So I took to google … because I’m a google nerd and I can’t help it, lol. And while I found some incredible facts about Mr. Coelho, the most interesting things that I found were some of his quotes. Quotes from The Alchemist and quotes from his other books (which I am definitely in the process of getting). I decided to share these quotes with you because reading them reignited the feeling of hopefulness and prosperity and light that I felt while reading The Alchemist. So I hope you all appreciate these quotes as much as I did.

  1. When we strive to be better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

2. Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.

3. The act of discovering  who we are, will force us to accept that we can go further than we think.

4. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight.spiritual journey the alchemist paulo coelho

5. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of

6. One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.

7. Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?

8. Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

9. When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.

10. Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

11. When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

12. Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.

13. Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.

5634b33025af02bd6ed24e45cec15b5814. This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.

15. When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.

16. There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.

17. Your eyes show the strength of your soul.

18. The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.

19. Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.

20. To realize one’s destiny is a persons only obligation.




When Hair Boredom Strikes

Welp, well hair boredom strikes you I walk into my bathroom and start searching for something to do. I found a bunch of old colors (some of which I never used), picked a few, mixed them around and started on a journey!

So this was before.

I decided not to bleach my hair before doing this because I don’t plan on keeping this hairstyle for too long so damaging my hair even more for an extremely temporarily hairstyle would be a little ridiculous (in my opinion).IMG_1920Anywho,

I walked into the bathroom and went to work.


So I ended up mixing aquamarine, ginger, raspberry twist and hot pink together. Btw: these are all colors by the brand ADORE. I always see these colors at beauty supply stores and they are relatively cheap and these colors are semi-permanent. Basically that means that eventually they start to wash out and I can use a color remover to get these colors out as well.IMG_1898

At first I wasn’t liking that so much of the ginger color (which is pretty much a darker blonde) showed through since I was using that color as more of a lighter for the raspberry twist and hot pink colors.IMG_1899 IMG_1903 IMG_1904see ew. lol

So I ended up adding a bit more of the hot pink and aquamarine color to those bits that I thought were too light.

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(I’m not sure if you see the difference in these pictures but I promise there was a huge difference)

Also, this is what the back looked like.


After leaving this in for about 15 minutes (because I didn’t want it to be super pigmented); I took a shower, washed and deep conditioned my hair and towel dried.

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(excuse my undone eyebrows)

To further condition and treat my hair I used Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie which is definitely one of my holy grail hair products.

I tried to record how my hair looked … and slightly failed (lol)

then my friend came and took a picture of the back of my hair for me


So yay 🙂 ❤IMG_1922

This is pretty much the result of my hair. I love it but like I said I won’t be leaving this in for too long because I have something planned for this bad boy sometime next week but when boredom strikes, I have to oblige. ❤

xoxo Cielo .