Coehlo, Paulo - Aleph
Type of Spiritual Experience
This is actually about his wife and how she gets inspiration for paintings.
A description of the experience
Coehlo, Paulo Aleph - Aleph
What was the meaning of life? Why can I make no progress? Why is the spiritual world moving further and further away? The answer couldn’t have been simpler; because I wasn’t really living!
How good it was to go back to being a child, feeling my blood flowing in my veins and my eyes shining, thrilling to the sight of the crowded platform, the smell of oil and food, the squeal of brakes as a train came into the station, the shrill sounds of luggage vans and whistles.
To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life. Obviously not everyone needs to cross Asia or follow the Road to Santiago. I knew an abbot in Austria, who rarely left his monastery in Melk, and yet he understood the world far better than many travellers I have met. I have a friend who experienced great spiritual revelations just from watching his children sleeping.
When my wife starts work on a new painting, she enters a kind of a trance and speaks to her guardian angel.