ELEVEN MINUTES

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My aim is to understand love.

I know how alive I felt when I was in love, and I know that everything I have now, however interesting it might seem, doesn’t really excite me. But love is a terrible thing: I’ve seen my girlfriends suffer and I don’t want the same thing to happen to me. They used to laugh at me and my innocence, but now they ask me how it is I manage men so well. I smile and say nothing, because I know that the remedy is worse than the pain: I simply don’t fall in love. With each day that passes, I see more clearly how fragile men are, how inconstant, insecure and surprising they are …a few of my girlfriends’ fathers have propositioned me, but I’ve always refused. At first, I was shocked, but now I think it’s just the way men are.

Although my aim is to understand love, and although I suffer to think of the people to whom I gave my heart, I see that those who touched my heart failed to arouse my body, and that those who aroused my body failed to touch my heart.

Maria’s diary – Eleven Minutes – Paulo Coelho

All of us are like Maria, we are all chasing our dreams, looking for true love and wanting our life the way we want it.  We have our own limitations but when we go beyond that limitations,  we must not focus to regrets, but the renunciation of all that is more important.

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