All Nasrudin’s disciples were gathered at a feast. They ate and drank for several hours, and talked about the origins of the stars. The night drew on and everyone made ready to go home.
A fine plate of sweets was left on the table: Nasrudin made all his disciples eat it.
One, however, refused.
“The master is testing us,” he said. “He wants to see whether we can control our desires.”
“You are mistaken,” replied Nasrudin. “The best way of dominating a desire, is to satisfy it. I would rather you had the sweets in your bellies – their rightful place – than in your minds, which should be filled with nobler things.”
I haven't written a blog post here in forever and I hope to start
updating this blog monthly if not weekly. Anyways, a lot has happened since I last wrote(a
year and a half ago?). I have finished up my Masters degree in Business Administration from a top business school in my country :) I gotta admit that working and studying all at the same time is not an easy task. The last 3 years of my life are unforgettable. I dont know how I did it but I juggled both my studies and work together. I know a lot of people helped me along the way and I am very thankful to them. I think I can probably write a book on how to work and study at the same time without affecting either :D Anyways, time to focus on my career, not that I ever lost sight of my goals but lets just say that i got a lot more pit stops along the way then I had hoped for :)
“Man has always been drawn to the sea, but it’s an unnatural setting for us. A place of great danger. Tides, currents, waves, wind- each presenting their own hazards, none of which can be ignored. The slightest lapse in judgment could be a mistake you might never recover from. But a good sailor doesn’t fight against these elements. A good sailor works with them, using them to his advantage. While others less fortunate might be forever cast adrift, often in several pieces, he always comes home safely” ( Dexter ).