The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment,
Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word...
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
-excerpted from “The Rock” by T.S. Eliot
In patience is the time and space to receive wisdom. It is the calm within the storm of human activity, it is the stillness within you from whence brilliance, creativity and genius leap forth into expression.
The knowledge and experience of motion must be mastered in order to live a truly generative life, but without the knowledge and experience of stillness, that which is created will prove in due time to be a testament to man’s ignorance and arrogance.