“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 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
Be Still - This is what we cultivate as the foundation for our practice. The steadiness of mind that does not move in reaction to changing experience. It’s an important part of our practice. It doesn’t lend itself to our immediate control as the level of Samadhi in the mind waxes and wanes. Yet, if we are persistent and not thrown into doubt or despair during times of non-stillness, the mind will, over time, become steadier.