One morning, after ‘Hurricane Sandy’ went about slaying all in her path, Robert Clements, a well-known Indian writer, met a friend who was a submariner.
Clements asked him, “It must have been terrible when your submarine hit such a storm!” “No!” he said. “We were as still as a statue!” and there was a serene smile on his face.
“How so?” a confused Clements sought to... know.
“As soon as we knew there was a storm,” he said, “We just went under water. Just twenty feet below and the waters were still as nothing was happening! We weighed anchor and waited!”
“You know,” said Clements, “what you described is what could happen in the lives of all of us. Below the storms of life, below the hectic anxiety and frenzied activity, below the worries and troubles that buffet and torment us is a stillness that we need to anchor ourselves onto. How wonderful to be able to experience such deep-rooted calm!”