Principle #9 – Be still

Be still. Perceive and understand. Contemplate and behold. Be immersed in the real.

This is the kind of stillness Psalm 46:10 is talking about in its instruction to “be still and know that I am God.”

not the attitude of the one who intervened but of the one who opens himself; not of someone who seizes but of one who lets himself go, and “go under,” almost as someone who falls asleep must let himself go… The surge of new life that flows out to us when we give ourselves to (knowing and surrendering to God as God) – is this not like the surge of life that comes from deep, dreamless sleep?

-adapted from Josef Peiper’s Leisure – The Basis of Culture (parenthetical added and replaced other content)

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