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 book that has taught many about why and how to obtain happiness in this seemingly painful world. The book urges us to live as peaceful warriors in the modern life by intentionally creating a new self that is invincible. Like what Kafka said, a…