Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. (Hans Margolius, 20th century ethicist)
You can’t get a good reflection of yourself if you’re looking into the ocean or a river or even a lake disturbed by wind or a passing boat. You can gaze into a quiet pond, however, and get a pretty good image of yourself. With no end to the information and images in our minds, we’re often frazzled and confused. To be thoughtful and reflective, we have to quiet down to think.
Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10). In quietness and trust is your strength (Isaiah 30:15).