Tiger Woods reveals a key to his tremendous success in the latest Sports Illustrated:
“I hate sitting still, I hate being stale. I’ve always got to be moving. I’ve always got to be challenged.”
On this approach to life I would call him typical- much higher profile- but typical. Most people I know cannot stand being still.
Instead we cram moments into moments and overstimulate our minds to the point of drowning out any chance to hear that still small voice within. We keep the CDs, DVDs, TiVo, XBox, IPODs and PCs constantly on play. Even our recreation runs on adrenaline now. The hammock has been replaced by the Jet-Ski.
And we glory in it. Like Tiger, we are proud of it. Being still is for losers.
Could that be because we are afraid of discovering what the stillness may reveal?
Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)