As you sit in the Calm you can choose to nothing or to fear everything – or, you can raise the sail in preparation of the wind which will inevitably stir in the moments immediately after resting from your productive exercise. This is not faith, this is a deep understanding that life demands constructive actions even during the most difficult of times. This is not impatience, this is foundational. It is far better to prepare for the wind, then curse the quiet – else you will certainly sleep unprepared and wake up having unwittingly traveled from Calm to Calm.
William Anton Lee
2013, April 27