Here is a little story - some `imperial´philosophy, the way we see it.
A camel and a donkey walked together along a path. The camel walked with large, calm strides, whereas the donkey shuffled along impatiently and stumbled every few steps.
”How is it” - asked the donkey - “that I always get into trouble, come a cropper and graze my hoof, even though I watch the ground so carefully, whereas you have your eyes fixed on the horizon and can run along so quickly, without any effort?”
“Your problem”, replies the camel, “is that your steps are too short. By the time you have seen something, it is too late to change your step. You are constantly looking in every direction and you do not register what you see. You believe if you hurry, you will be quick; you imagine you can see only by looking. I look ahead to find out what to do when the distance comes closer. I also keep in mind what I have seen, and I do not need to look back and stumble. In this way, what seems amazing and difficult to you, becomes clear and easy.”
“Sufi - Ways to one’s self” Indries Shah, approved by: Gelbe Reihe, Eugen Diederichs Verlag