A Traveler’s Terrene

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If you never ask… you’ll never get an answer. January 27, 2009

When I sent my question to Paulo Coelho five days ago, I half expected it would be lost among the hundreds if not thousands of emails he probably receives, after all he gets 230,000 unique visitors a month and he can only answer one reader’s question a day. But, being the optimistic person I am, I sent the email anyways. After all, when have I ever not done something just because the odds were against me?

Well…* drum roll please*….I’m am delighted to say that my email was chosen to appear on Paulo Coehlo’s blog! I feel honored that he chose my question and gracious for the time he took to respond. Coehlo has a true gift in bringing inspiration to many people’s life, especially my own. Seeing my words next to his further ignites my belief that anything is possible….you just have to let go of your fears, push past your doubts and go for it!

“…keep on knocking every door. It’s always difficult in the beginning, but if you truly believe in what you’re doing, keep on running those risks. Life tend to be very generous with those that follow their dreams,” writes Coelho in an earlier blog post.

My dream is to be an author. And, obviously I still have a very long road ahead of me, but like Coehlo says, if you keep pursuing your dreams and stay true to your path, things tend to fall into place.

Go to Paulo Coehlo’s blog to read my question and his response!

And, don’t forget to pick up a copy of The Alchemist: this is a must read and a truly inspiring story.


9 Responses to “If you never ask… you’ll never get an answer.”

  1. Kine R Says:

    Cindy, this is great for you!
    And you can be sure that you’ll at least have one buyer for your book, would love to read about your point of view, the changes you’ve come across and all that is experienced. Fictional or not 😉

  2. Shelley Says:

    Nice work, lady. You are so great at following your passions and dreams. Keep on keepin’ on. 🙂

  3. Jason Says:

    That is incredible – some of the most incredible moments in my life have come as a result of sending out emails never expecting a response. What an inspiration to have Paulo Coelho respond to you on his blog. Thank you for putting your writing online, I’ve always wanted to travel the world and it gives me hope reading about other people who have fulfilled their dreams.

  4. Maria Says:

    Thats fantastic Cindy!!!!!!!!!!!!! So cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a big hug for you who still believe in dreams and that everything is possible, who never let go of what you believe in 🙂 That will take you further than you can ever imagine, so enjoy your journey there my friend!

  5. Paul from Austria Says:

    It’s all about sharing Cindy… you do that… and so does Paulo Coelho… as they say… what goes around come around… Don’t forget to read Brida… by far his best novel to date
    Sincerely, Paul

  6. Marie-Christine Says:

    It is all about communicating and exchanging ideas and make the world a better place.
    I have read a quote to day that I like.
    “Il n’y a pas d’enthousiasme sans sagesse, ni de sagesse sans generosite.” Paul Eluard

    “There is no enthusiasm without wisdom, nor wisdom without generosity.” Paul Eluard

    I hope your dreams come true , you deserve it.


  7. Maria Says:

    Paul: Do you know how to find the novel Brida? They are not selling it in my country. Any way of finding it at internet?

  8. Paul from Austria Says:

    http://www.diogenes.ch (german)
    Good luck and enjoyable reading.

  9. Maria Says:

    Paul: Thank you!

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