Friday, March 16, 2012

What is Your Gift?

One thing we all, as human beings, seem to have in common is our quest to find our soul mate. Someone we love unconditionally, who in turn loves us unconditionally and adds meaning to our life, and our existence. The solitary person to prove, not only, that we are not alone, but also to prove that we are here for a reason. 

Within Paulo Coelho's writing, there is always a meaning to life. The words found in Brida are no different. Young, Irish Brida's story is really more of a quest. A quest to find the answers, a quest to find her natural born gift, and a quest to find her soul mate. 

The story is based around the progression of the human soul, and all of the elements that are the existence of our lives: memories, experiences, feelings, choices. And within this, is the existence of religion. Though, Coelho's focus is routinely a spiritual perspective, Brida gives us a taste of some religious perspectives as well. This particular story focuses around God worshiping Wiccans. We learn the steps and rituals culminating in a Sabbath party, as well as learning about the Tradition of the Sun and the Tradition of the Moon. We learn about the four forms of expression of the self. We learn about The Gift that we've all been given, yet few ever realize. 

For those of us that seek a greater meaning in life, Brida is the perfect piece of art.

"Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day"   -Brida


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