The BeagleSword was relevance
and the rabbit hole was a shadowy journey
to Japan in 1933 with Junichiro Tanizaki as our guide.
“Stillness is the only thing in this world that has no form.
But then, it is not really a thing, and it is not of this world.”
– Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks, p. 8
Tolle makes a good point, as does Junichiro Tanizaki, but I prefer the way the ancient Jewish text makes the same point in the 19th chapter of the 1st Book of Kings.
Elijah, fleeing the wrath of Jezebel, is hiding in a cave in Mount Horeb when he hears the voice of a messenger of God:
“'Go out and stand upon the mountain before the LORD.'
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a still, small voice. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. And the voice said,
'What are you doing here, Elijah?'”
The wizard's partner, the mighty Dave Young, shot an interesting
video interview with Jon Spoelstra, the newest member of
Wizard Academy's adjuct faculty. Jon's class is
How to Make Big Things Happen Fast.
He's the best at it in the world.