The silence has to be filtered, mined, for its gold, but if something is missed, it cycles back around. Waiting and watching are all it takes to see and hear, realize and understand, know and do and be aligned with the truth of our life at last. We can speed things up by having the right attitude from the start. Openness, playfulness and wonder make all the difference. We live on the playground of magic and miracle, and are only one slight perspective shift away from the threshold to laughter and amazement and "singing and dancing in the rain."
The Dalai Lama is the model for how to do it. For how to deal with our life. When the Chinese invaded Tibet, destroying Buddhist temples and killing 1.2 million monks and civilians, the Dalai Lama escaped to Pakistan, and has lived in exile there since 1950. And he has always exhibited graciousness, kindness and compassion in his way through the world, with no bitterness, rancor, or resentment evident in his words or manner. He continues to do now what needs to be done now, the way it needs to be done, responding to each moment in ways appropriate to that moment, as though nothing is big enough to cast a pall over all that remains of life and being. Nothing is big enough to cast a pall over all that remains of life and being.