Looking to others or circumstances for your cue.

What are you waiting for? Is it worth it?

Some things are worth waiting for, but I have seen many people waiting for someone to acknowlege or hear them; waiting for love that never comes or is given; for success and the great suffering that comes when one waits in vain.

Example: “I also felt that people should be aware of and avoid acting and should wait for the action to come from other than their conscious decisions. I started doing this by myself, but felt the closeness of several people but not in a physical form. In this way I was led through several realisations. Most were more felt than thought. For instance I felt the quality of surrender necessary for an inner opening to work. It was summed up by Eliot’s, “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.”

As Elliot so rightly said –
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.

Idioms: Waiting in the wings; lady in waiting; wait on someone hand and foot; a waiting game; lie in wait. See: queue; waitress-waiter under Roles.


I ache deep down from so much waiting.

Waiting for time to pass.
Waiting for your lover to call you.
Waiting for the bus, the train, the plane.
Waiting for the doctor to see you.
Waiting to be picked.
Waiting to see if what you did is traced to you.
Waiting for recognition.
Waiting for the pain to go away.
Waiting for the letter to come.
Waiting to see if you have been discovered.
Waiting for the baby to be born.
Waiting for your efforts to be successful.
Waiting for the big win.
Waiting for someone to love you.
Waiting for the sun to rise.
Waiting for them to show how much they care.
Waiting for it to end.
Waiting for your mum to come home.
Waiting to grow up.
Waiting for your seeds to grow.
Waiting for tomorrow.
Waiting for your turn.
Waiting for that person you fancy to finish work.
Waiting for the sun to shine.
Waiting for the right moment.
Waiting to get paid.
Waiting for help to come.
Waiting for the phone to ring.
Waiting for the rain to come.
Waiting for someone to stop talking.
Waiting for it to start.
Waiting to see if they will come back.
Waiting for the verdict.
Waiting for the lights to come on.
Waiting to get out.
Waiting for the results.
Waiting for it to happen.
Waiting for the heartache to subside.
Waiting for the lift to come.
Waiting for inspiration.
Waiting for the shop to open.
Waiting for someone to fill your loneliness.
Waiting for the flood to subside.
Waiting for your date to come.
Waiting for the deal to go through.
Waiting for the paint to dry.
Waiting for another chance.
Waiting to go to sleep.
Waiting to be served.
Waiting for the next punch.
Waiting without hope.
Waiting to get through the traffic jam.
Waiting for the holidays.
Waiting to see if the treatment works.
Waiting for the tide to turn.
Waiting for the rain to stop.
Waiting for the bell to ring.
Just waiting!

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