I have written about stillness before.....and it seems paradoxical to extol the virtues of stillness in a world as busy as this one.  But most people can understand the importance of stepping off the treadmill to take a break once in a while.

What most people find harder to understand is my concept of stillness and power. The best way to explain it to think about the sea.  Its always moving.....but in fact it is not moving of its volition . It is responding to the gravitational pull of the moon that causes the tides. By doing nothing but responding to the gravitational pull, the sea manages erode rocks, shape out coastlines, even provide us with power from tidal barrages.  

When we are still - we can sense and be responsive to what is going on around us.- and that enables to us to more effective in what we do.