The Alchemist

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"That's the principle that governs all things. In alchemy, it's called the Soul of the World. When you want something with all your heart, that's when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It's always a positive force" (80). Anything I've ever wanted to happen bad enough, there has always been a way for me to achieve that goal. Or an alternative that could be more beneficial appears. Except, I wouldn't quite call it …

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…place that would change the fate of his land. Both Santiago and the priest's son reached their Personal Legends or lived their dreams. Like them both, if we want to make our own Personal Legends or achieve our dreams, and we want it bad enough the world will work with us to achieve it. If we really want it bad enough, we could feel as though we have "plunged to the Soul of the World" (102).