Like the Flowing River: Stories (Portuguese: Ser como o rio que flui. Relatos) is a 2006 story collection of Paulo Coelho.
Like the Flowing River is a compilation of tales, opinions and ideas drawn from articles published in various newspapers by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. In this collection he offers his personal reflections on a wide range of subjects from archery and music to elegance, travelling and the nature of good and evil. An old woman explains to her grandson how a mere pencil can show him the path to happiness. Instructions on how to climb a mountain reveal the secret to making dreams a reality.