The hammock forces me to be still--otherwise, I lose my balance. Or risk falling out. Which, of course, would be a grand source of entertainment to my family. But, that would negate the whole “seeking stillness” quest. So, I am learning to hold still. Or to be content with where I am.
In “The Little Way of Ruthie Leming”, Dreher makes a provocative statement.
“A theologian is not one who knows about God; but one who knows God.”
And, then, the Psalmist drives the point home in chapter 46, verse 10.
“Be still and know that I am God.”
Thus, I have come to the conclusion that what is vital in my life-long pursuit to know God--fully--is to be still. Hold still. Be still. Listen. It’s a work in progress.