Life In The Waiting

We know life as a vibrant and active pursuit of dreams and goals. We know life as a journey and adventure. We know life as happiness and suffering. We know life as easy and difficult. We know life in all its varied forms but we usually forget and ignore one of the most important qualities of life; it is the quality of waiting.

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Life is as much about action and adventure as it is about patience and waiting. When we ignore that it takes time for things to manifest; when we ignore that it takes time and effort to accomplish something; when we ignore that unless we are willing to wait and accept the silence amidst of two activities, we will forget to appreciate and enjoy life.

We are so busy running around all the time that we forget to take a simple and beautiful momentary pause to reflect and enjoy the magnificence of life happening within and all around us. Life is a force greater than any other force; it is best enjoyed when one is still and in waiting.

Creativity as an unfolding of inner beauty and wisdom happens only in this waiting. The greatest of artists, musicians, singers, dancers, actors, painters know the beauty of waiting and they know how a single moment of absolute silence and stillness in anticipation can bring out a thought that can revolutionize the whole world.

There is something magical in the process of waiting. In waiting, the soul finds its true expression. In waiting, the heart finds its true longing. In waiting, life reveals its mystery. In waiting, you attain to your completeness. The more one is willing to wait and experience the joy of waiting, life itself will become the greatest source of entertainment and inspiration.

You till the soul, sow a seed of desire, water it with imagination and wait. Wait to see the seed germinate. Wait to see the seed become a plant, and to see the plant become a tree. To see your vision unfold in quite anticipation; to wait for all this to happen is life.

 

Waiting for an inspiration; waiting for a desire to capture your imagination; waiting for something exciting to happen; waiting for love and friendship. Waiting is where life is. Waiting is the whole purpose of life. Take away waiting and life loses all its meaning.

What is the purpose of all this running around, if life doesn’t allow for a moment of silence to quietly observe what is happening? The most wonderful quality of life is a pause. In this pause, in this waiting is hidden the mystery of life. In this waiting is hidden the mystery of everything.

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24 Replies to “Life In The Waiting”

  1. Konstantin Simonov

    Wait for me, and I’ll come back!
    Wait with all you’ve got!
    Wait, when dreary yellow rains
    Tell you, you should not.
    Wait when snow is falling fast,
    Wait when summer’s hot,
    Wait when yesterdays are past,
    Others are forgot.
    Wait, when from that far-off place,
    Letters don’t arrive.
    Wait, when those with whom you wait
    Doubt if I’m alive.

    Wait for me, and I’ll come back!
    Wait in patience yet
    When they tell you off by heart
    That you should forget.
    Even when my dearest ones
    Say that I am lost,
    Even when my friends give up,
    Sit and count the cost,
    Drink a glass of bitter wine
    To the fallen friend –
    Wait! And do not drink with them!
    Wait until the end!

    Wait for me and I’ll come back,
    Dodging every fate!
    “What a bit of luck!” they’ll say,
    Those that would not wait.
    They will never understand
    How amidst the strife,
    By your waiting for me, dear,
    You had saved my life.
    Only you and I will know
    How you got me through.
    Simply – you knew how to wait –
    No one else but you.

    Great post…..

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  2. Waiting for an inspiration; waiting for a desire to capture your imagination; waiting for something exciting to happen; waiting for love and friendship….
    Beautifully said!
    And yes each thought made a connect.
    Nicely penned
    Keep it up

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  3. Very true. I love the part: “You till the soul, sow a seed of desire, water it with imagination and wait. Wait to see the seed germinate. Wait to see the seed become a plant, and to see the plant become a tree. To see your vision unfold in quite anticipation; to wait for all this to happen is life.” I can totally relate with it.. We can’t expect things to be what we want it to be instantly. We shouldn’t quit or give up easily on our goals. It takes time.. We have to wait.. Only then we can earn the price..
    Nice one.. Love it❤❤

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  4. So love this, and so true. I, unfortunately, seem to only find that ‘stillness’ when I get knocked on my ass and simply cannot get back up until some serious reflection happens…which is when, as you so eloquently put, the beautiful things that need to manifest are able to do so. Thank you so much for sharing your gift!

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  5. “We are so busy running around all the time that we forget to take a simple and beautiful momentary pause to reflect and enjoy the magnificence of life happening within and all around us.”
    There are few things which touch my soul and above focused thing is one of them. I felt this thing and I find myself fortunate that I felt that in the early age. Thanks di.

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    1. Indeed! Sometimes we need to take a break, to experience all the different colors and shades of life. Take a break just to be amidst of life and nature. Don’t seek solutions; don’t solve problems; just soak in the freshness and wonder of life.

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  6. Wow it’s totally a different perspective of life. These lines were love! ❤ “Waiting for an inspiration; waiting for a desire to capture your imagination; waiting for something exciting to happen; waiting for love and friendship. Waiting is where life is. Waiting is the whole purpose of life. Take away waiting and life loses all its meaning.”

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