Simon Ekin

You know what to do, don’t you?

A Sufi tale tells of an intelligent and talented young man with a great thirst for knowledge. So insatiable is his thirst that he is determined to know everything there is to know. His journey takes him to many countries, cultures, masters and teachers in search of more knowledge.

In Cairo, he meets a wise old man who tells him that, far out to the east, 4 days camel ride away, there is a place where he will find ‘the fountain of all knowledge.’ It is marked by an oasis, surrounded by seven palm trees. Under the 3rd palm tree from the left, there is a rock and under that rock, he will find what he is looking for.

After 4 days of travelling, he arrives at the oasis. Excitedly he rushes up to the third palm tree from the left and discovers the rock, which he moved to one side. He sees there is an inscription, covered by dust, which he rubs away, and reads the inscription: why are you looking for more knowledge when you are not using the knowledge you already have?

What are you waiting for?

What are you putting off, that you know you need to do, or if you don’t do it, part of you will forever die? Mojestically yours!


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