The Alchemist

A story about a young person leaving home to look for some hidden treasure has a familiar and alluring ring to it. We all have heard a version of this story in our lifetime. However, Coelho disrupts our expectation in many ways. The protagonist of The Alchemist was not a passive receiver of fate’ whim. He…

The Little Prince

Many years ago, when I first encountered the story of The Little Prince, I was taken by its purity – the purity it probes the theme of human connection. Every time I read the story, it challenges me to rethink my truth in different ways. Indeed, our special stars will always shine through when we look at the sky. ——- Best…

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Like the Buddhist sutra, The Four Agreement by Don Miguel Ruiz is a little book that has taught many about why and how to obtain freedom in this world. It tells a story about someone who lives as peaceful warriors in the modern life by creating a new self that is invincible. Like what Kafka said, a…