Warrior of Light and Love

One of my most favourite excerpts from Paulo Coelho's writings. [Thanks to Kishore for finding it for me!]:

For the warrior there is no such thing as an impossible love.

He is not intimidated by silence, indifference or rejection. He knows that, behind the ice mask that people wear, there beats a heart of fire.

This is why the warrior takes more risks than other people. He is constantly seeking the love of someone, even if that means often having to hear the word 'no', returning home defeated and feeling rejected in body and soul.

A warrior never gives in to fear when he is searching for what he needs. Without love, he is nothing.

Manual of the Warrior of Light

[See also my article on Paulo Coelho's life, works and thoughts, published in Us magazine: