Wednesday, August 15, 2018

QUIESCENT – Wordplay Wednesday™ 08/15/18

Too Busy to Think? Meditate.

Some people who have never tried meditating, think it’s a practice in which you must sit alone in total silence, and go into some type of weird body-mind-spirit-soul inner trance.

Sure, it can be that. It can also be a half hour of soothing music* while you still your mind, or a full day, communing with nature.

For most of us, however, we struggle to find five minutes of peace. You know what? That’s okay. Use it. Super-short meditation breaks are great for your mind and body.

It’s the essence of meditation that gives you a mental break. Close your eyes, shut down your thoughts, and be …

QUIESCENT (kwī esʹɘnt; kwē-) adj. – quiet, still, inactive. [WW #177]

This week’s word is most likely in use by creative writers for its elegant length and unique definition in place of common, uninspiring words we all know. 

Imagine a quiescent morning at the edge of the Grand Canyon, with only the hushed chatter of nature dancing on the air of a glowing dawn.

In our world of incessant noise, find “your place” of quiescent peace to think, dream, plan, write, or simply, be.

It’s that place where you can sit alone** for five or ten minutes, or an hour—the noise may still be there, but your personal distractions are not—the rest fades away. Only your peace of mind is present and quiescent. It’s good for your soul.

Word Challenge: QUIESCENT. Before you begin working or writing, or when stuck in the middle of it with a noisy mind, take a short break and meditate. It often helps to take four to eight deep breaths to still your mind***. There are no rules; no right or wrong way, just look within for your peace, as you fit quiescent into your week of enlightened writings. Ahhhhhhh.

Learning knows no prejudices or boundaries, and it isn’t fattening! Expanding your mind is a no-cost simple joy. Do you feel that way too? What’s your inspiration? Share your creative genius and Wordplay Wednesday comments below.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 


*  "The Grand Canyon Suite" by Ferde Grofé: For pleasure, turn your speakers up, it begins very slow and quietly, like the dawn … for meditation, keep the volume low.
** It can even be in front of the computer; though not around electronics is recommended.
*** Breathe in through your nose, hold for 2-3 seconds and expel through your mouth.

LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!


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