liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,

QotD: on Waiting

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

-- T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets". It appears in the second poem called "East Coker"
Tags: consciousness, dance, faith, hope, love, mind, paradigm shift, patience, poetry, prayer, quiet, quotes, readiness, self improvement, time

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