Time spent in waiting for God, or waiting upon God, or in doing nothing, is not lost time. It is cultivating the attitude of acceptance of our whole being.
Our inmost being does not have to prove itself because it is already infinitely loved. At the deepest level it is free, joyful, full of love, compassion, and an awareness of the unity of all that exists.
From Thomas Keating, “Consenting to God as God Is”