“Our culture is full of noise. We constantly have places to go, things to do. Our lives are made up of errands, meetings, and schedules. We divide our days into segments and relegate specific activities to each part. Work, food, entertainment, sleep—everything fits into a schedule that is full, overflowing.
Structure is good—God Himself is a God of order, not chaos. So there’s nothing wrong with a schedule and a plan for each day. In fact, we need structure in our lives if we’re going to accomplish anything. But I’m realising that, in the midst of a full, busy life, I’ve forgotten something: I’ve forgotten how to simply be silent.”