The disciple who can wait will find all his questions answered at the right moment. But waiting is a great quality: it is deep patience, it is great trust. The mind cannot wait, it is always in a hurry. It knows nothing about patience; hence it goes on piling questions upon questions without getting the answer.
FOR LAST YEAR’S WORDS BELONG TO LAST YEAR’S LANGUAGE AND NEXT YEAR’S WORDS AWAIT ANOTHER VOICE. AND TO MAKE AN END IS TO MAKE A BEGINNING. T.S. ELIOT, “LITTLE GIDDING”
Nightblind, we wove
suspended above the king tide,
and dim amber lights
of distant houses,
the bridge, and the dockyard
blurred under the star-speckled sky
You can’t see the dirt now, he said
and it was magical, Throsby Creek,
sand-banked and fish softsplash
Lou Smith (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Sometimes, no matter how much you want for things to happen, all you can do is wait
“WRINKLES WILL ONLY GO WHERE THE SMILES HAVE BEEN. ” ― JIMMY BUFFETT
He then whispered to the mother where to go to find a souvenir of her missing daughter, and, when she went, weeping, to the search, she found this bulb, burst into flower, a strange odourless beautiful blossom, decked with fairy gold, and without a soul for what is the scent but the soul of a flower a fit emblem of a denizen of fairyland.