“Your next step is to look directly at the sun for half a minute,”said the master.
And the disciple obeyed. When the half-minute was over, the master asked him to describe the field that surrounded them.
“I can’t see it. The sun has affected my vision,”the disciple said.
“A man who seeks only the light, while shirking his responsibilities, will never find illumination. And one who keep his eyes fixed upon the sun ends up blind,” was the master’s comment.
~ Paulo Coelho, “Maktub”