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It is time to relax, take a seat and remove the head mire in plangent quiet.
So often each day is full of frenetic movement, help given without reserve, and mindless habits such that taking a rest is uncommon. Yet, after exiting the womb, it is common for the baby to close their eyes and rest. Be like a baby for now; rest. Restore your mind and body. Take a moment, right now, and relax and rest. Quiet, please.
Plangent quiet could be an oxymoron, a truly extreme juxtaposition of words. But, it this post, it is meant to remind you to relax in the place where you are right now. Delaying is not optional unless it would thrust you into danger; then use caution but when you are safe, relax in the quiet. Injury to yourself or others is not the intent, but what is is the directive to safely take a moment to rest.
The adjective plangent means resounding loudly. Adding the word quiet to plangent implies a deliberate, resounding intention to be still and bask in the self-need for quiet for a moment. Take a few minutes then to kindle the spirit of hope, charity, love and passion-let it move into your being and cast out activity, worry, sadness, doubt, fear.
Be still, be quiet and contemplate you.
“The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” ~Carl G. Jung