Paulo Coelho selling books for the price of a song
5/10/12 Update: It appears this sale is only until Sunday May 13. Gotta get on it! Buy them for your mother. Honestly I am not getting anything out of this other than more people reading his books which I think is a good thing for the world.
I just thought I would let everyone know that my favorite Author, Paulo Coelho has his books on sale for $0.99 on USA Kindle, Nook, Apple and other eBook stores. He is the most inspirational writer I have ever read. His books are about finding your path in life and living authentically with many broad religious themes that, use themes from a lot of different religious cultures, are all based in magic and miracles of life. These are books I have bought all in hard copy several times and have given as gifts. I now bought them all in e format.
The book I recently reread was The Valkyries. I should mention each of his books I have read have always come at the right time for me to understand and use them in my life. The theme of the Valkyries is to not kill your own dreams and what and who you love in life. I realized I had been doing that. No more blog posts, yoga was going down the drain, and I was in general letting everything get to me and using it as a sign to give up on everything. I thought I could not do it, I did not deserve it, I should not do it. If you need something to strengthen your resolve, read this book.
Coelho is selling his books cheaper as a way to show an alternative model for marketing and selling eBooks that makes information accessible to all types of people and allows access of the author to people. He has been known in the past for pirating his own work to make it available to as many people as possible.
Also buy his books on your eReader for when you are traveling and need more inspiration or just something to pass the time away. Who knows when the sale will end!
So I have not been to worried about the fact I am homeless come Sunday night. And I cannot explain why I am not worried. Maybe it is because I have other places to go. I think it is mostly because, unencumbered by “stuff” I can go wherever the wind blows. This is truly the most liberating feeling in the world. So much freedom. I can do where I want when I want and stay where I want. Its amazing.
This also allows me to wait for the best opportunity, where I really feel as if the universe is offering me exactly what I need, instead of taking the first thing that comes along afraid of “securing” something. In fact, many of the choices I have made in the past are to be “secure” or to get something before someone else does and constantly looking for something better that I missed out on because I chose to be secure. Being able to choose what I want and waiting for opportunities is really allowing me to listen to the world or god or universe or intuition or myself. Whatever it is, I am listening to it. I am learning who I am and about the world and people around me like I have not been able to before. It really is amazing.
And I have not even left yet!
This afternoon the Universe told me where I will be staying, for part of the time at least, after Saturday. I had given up on the apartment search temporarily and was thinking I would have to couch surf around friends hoping not to bug one friend too much. Only, a lot of my friends live 45 minutes to an hour or more from downtown Orlando, where I work. I have done that commute before, but it is a beast. So I texted my friend M that I would like to take her up on an offer to stay at her place. She told me she had just talked to a girlfriend of one of her clients who works half the time in Florida and half the time out of state. She has a really nice loft apartment about 5 miles from where I work. Perfect location because I can bike to work, most of the way on a bike path. I just need to find a bike. When she is in state I have other people who I can stay with, including M. All possible because I am sans “stuff.”
I am meeting the boyfriend today to check out the apartment and can be in there before Sunday if we agree! Amazing how things just work out sometimes. Paulo Coelho says the Universe conspires to help those chasing their dreams. I think it might possibly be that if you truly listen to the Universe it is always there to offer you nurturing and solutions. It is the beginning and end of us, it is us. Its existence is our existence. So people – listen!