20 inspiring quotes from paulo coelho

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

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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
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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.


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I’m frequently asked about some of my self love/self care methods. Today was the perfect day to indulge in just that. Taking advantage of Brooklyn’s snow day, I decided to cuddle up and tell you guys just how I catered to myself today.

Happy February beautiful souls! I’m a few (well, more than a few) days late for the start of the new month but that’s okay -better late than never, right?

Here in New York, we’re having a pretty intense snow day. Schools are cancelled, work (for some) is too and everyone is pretty much cuddled up, watching Netflix, eating ice cream and drinking wine.

If you’re like me and have approximately 0 baes then this day can/might be a drag for you. I allllllmost found myself feeling kind of down about that. Then (as always), I snapped out of it and decided to use this day as a day of self-care and self love. So I thought it would be pretty cool to give you guys a little insight on how my day has panned out thus far.


My day started pretty early (around 8:30 am). As per usual, I woke up and checked social media (a bad habit, that must be stopped in 2017). Then I did a quick 15 minute yoga session before heading to the supermarket (with my mommy) to gather some things for my day/night in.

On the way to the supermarket, I decided that I would do a little home cooking -since I haven’t reallllllyyyy chef’ed it up in a while. (Btw, I love Bitmojis)

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After searching through a few recipes, I decided on a Vegan Alfredo Pasta and Salmon with a caramelized sauce. I threwwww down, okay!

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After relaxing and enjoying my meal  (and netflix) … I took a nap. Lol. Butttttt, when I woke up, I hopped in the shower, washed my hair .. got real sneaky clean. I lathered myself in some soft body butter (shameless plug coming up .. now – which is available at SKYBRITNEI) and I turned on some good music, lit some candles and meditated whilst repeating positive self affirmations.

Whenever I’m taking the time to just BE, my music choice is always Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill and India Arie (among a few other artists). As for the candles, I have really been into soy candles lately and I have been loving the scent of Lavender & Vanilla (mixed). These two combined, made it extremely easy for me to relax and enjoy the tranquility and stillness of my afternoon.

Winding down, I indulged in a bit of journaling via my #ANote2Self Meditation Journal by Alex Elle. I also read a few pages of my WordsOF Gratitude book.  These are just some things that help me center myself and gain some peace of mind.

After centering my thoughts and emotions .. here comes a little bit of the ratchet. I heard via Twitter that VH1 was replaying old episodes of Flavor of Love! And I had to indulge for a little while -I couldn’t help it lol.

Sidenote| Can we discuss WHY Trey Songz is doing a dating show? Why? Why? & Why? Lol.

Anyways – then, I thought to myself ‘people are always inquiring about my self love methods’ and without me realizing today was all about self love and being okay with solitude soooo, I decided to write this for you guys. A nice drink sitting next to me and Bob playing in the background .. now is where I’ll sign off to enjoy the rest of my night.

Keep in mind that self love is more than just what I do. It is different for each person. The only thing that should be transitional in self love is that it IS INDEED self love and is built on positivity.

Be well guys and always practice self love -everyday!

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Btw – as I was fixing up my site, I realized that I have over 2,000 followers. I don’t know when that happened but I am extremely grateful to all of you. I appreciate it more than you  know! Besitosss mis amores!

Positivity Everywhere 4 – Mr. Taitt & His Show

Name: Phil Taitt
Age: 21
Name of your show: The Phil Taitt Show
Q: Tell the readers a little bit about yourself.
A: My name is Phil Taitt. I’m a Brooklyn bred native with a Bajan father and a British mother which has created quite a mix! I am currently studying Public Relations and Advertising at St. Francis College and expect to complete my studies this winter. I love to enjoy my life, the people within it and everything that really counts.
Q: Tell us a little bit about what it is that you do.
A: So I am the host of The Phil Taitt Show. The basis of the show is to find unique people with unique stories who have done amazing things in art, entertainment, media, politics and socially as well. We currently see Jay Z and Beyoncé who are some of the few faces of pop culture who are noted as the pinnacle of success but we set out on a mission to find the Jay Z’s of Business and the Beyonce’s of Marketing. By doing this we show various individuals in various jobs and positions. We show how cool they are, how needed they are and just how important as well! Our goal is to simply inspire by highlighting some of the hottest movers and shakers around us!
Q: How did you know that this was something that you wanted to pursue?
A: I really didn’t know this was something I wanted to do. When I went into college I knew that I wanted to be a funeral director and that I wanted to be a business owner. I think that by me taking classes, meeting positive people in other fields, it got my mind rolling. I had taken a film production class and it reminded me how much I loved being on camera. But then when my brother Kareem Cooper and I got together and thought about doing something long term we developed the basis of the show.  We knew this was something we wanted to really push and pursue!
Q: Who or what would you say is your biggest motivator?
A:  I would say my biggest motivator is myself. I am my biggest motivator! You are your own Manager/PR/Agent at all times ! Your the only one that can want to get yourself back up when down, past anyone’s motivation to you. I think that’s really it ! You have to constantly be reaching and not settle for the success you’ve made but really try to surpass it time and time again. Enjoy your moments but only you can make yourself want to reach for more ! It starts with you putting in the work 365 days each year !
Q: What about inspiration?
A: I think I would have to say my parents ! Both my parents have invested ALOT in me for which I’m forever thankful! They’ve worked hard and I know what I have to do! They have showed me what I am to do and that is to be successful at whatever you choose to do! Be successful in small goals and be successful in long term goals.
Q: What have you learned thus far in terms of your show and other accomplishments?
A: What I have learned thus far in terms of The Phil Taitt Show is that anything is possible when you work with positive people and believe. When Kareem and I came up with the concept of the show we were just in school with some cameras and hoped for the best. To see this happen a little over a year later just shows me if you keep striving and continuously work hard,that you can achieve anything ! Just have faith and believe !
Q: What is it that you hope to accomplish with your show?
A:What we hope to accomplish to simply inspire people as we are inspired. To get up, to get moving and to really be successful ! I think when you don’t forget the main goal the product will never get old because there will always be something new to bring to it ! Of course, larger platforms and to be syndicated on a broader spectrum to reach more people!
Q:Name one or two major highlight(s) from your show.
A: I think 2 major highlights of the show was interviewing Kurt Angle and interviewing Brandy! Both were both turning points of the show. To interview Kurt Angle, a wrestling legend who was and still so popular really moves you. To even interview him for a few minutes really touched me. Interviewing Brandy was another major highlight, she was the dream guest to interview and my dream came true! I still can’t believe that it happened but I know that it surely did happen!
Q: You recently did an interview with Grammy award winning singer/actress Brandy. Tell us a little about that. How was it? Any favorite moments? Were you nervous?!?
A: Words still can’t describe that experience. She was the kindest person that I have ever met! Real, personable, authentic and so humble before and after the cameras came on! She was my personal dream guest to have so you could only imagine how elated I was in the inside! What I think The Phil Taitt Show family and I shared with her was something like never before! I think my favorite moment were the kind words of inspiration that she gave me and when I sang for her ! I sang for her after the interview and the room stood still for a moment. I couldn’t believe that her eyes began to water as I sang to her ! Who would expect a reaction from a mega star such as herself ! A memory I won’t forget !
Q: Now that you’ve done an interview with Brandy, which I couldn’t even imagine how awesome that must have been, who would be the dream person for you to interview and why?
A: Personally, I think my next dream guest would be Serena Williams. I think she is a well respected tennis player but not respected enough from where she came from and how much she overcame. Her story can have such an impact coming from playing on the concrete courts of Compton to chasing history of surpassing Steffi Graf’s Grand Slam record. Those stories reach and touch home for me!
Q: Besides hosting a TV Show, do you have any other passions? If so, what are they?
A: I do! I love to sing ! I’m normally singing all the time ! I do love to perform but one thing at a time !
Q: A young black man, making so many strides toward success is something to be extremely proud of. What advice would you give to other young men who are struggling between the path of prosperity and the path of destruction?
A: I would say to any young man that you create your own destiny and it starts with you ! Destruction doesn’t really create anything but more destruction. But doing right always opens up the door of opportunity which will take you to greater heights that even you thought were unimaginable ! Lastly align yourself with people who are not talking about success but striving for success. People with goals always rub off on others and make you want to strive even harder ! Your conversations will change, your mindset will change,and you will change for the better!

Anything else that you want to add?
 
On behalf of the show we would just like to take a moment and say thank you to those who supported and watched since day one ! Thank you for your comments and kind words, they haven’t gone unrecognized! 

Where can we find you?
Email Phil Here
Facebook for The Phil Taitt Show

Twitter for The Phil Taitt Show / Phil’s Personal Twitter
Instagram For The Show
/ Or His Personal IG


Btw guys check out Phil’s interview with Brandy down below

xoxo Cielo.