Word to the workaholic: Don’t just do something. Stand there
The deeper it goes, the quieter it gets.
Can we allow for the possibility that when Jesus said, “Peace, be still,” it was not to quell a maritime disturbance but to calm the fears of his disciples? Therein the real miracle.
True self doesn’t coerce, insist, negotiate or try. Also, it doesn’t speak overmuch.
Until the shadows lengthen, and evening comes, and the busy world is hushed… Yes, an experience like this has my inner Anglican undulating. But no, the organ didn’t fall from heaven and the now is non-liturgical and the churches are empty and an extended period of under-stimulation is the best thing that ever happened.