"Čik" (calm, quiet) in Eastern Abnaki
"Sαnkewínαkwat" (it appears to be peaceful, tranquil), "Sαnkewítəhαso" (he is tranquil, serene of mind, patient), "Sάnkewte" (it is serene, tranquil, it lies peacefully, still (circumstance, condition or object), "Čik" (calm, quiet), "Áwipən" (it is calm (weather or body of water), "Awípənahte" (it is still, there is a calm, not a leaf stirring), "Awípənihke" (there is a calm, there is an absence of wind), "Awípənihle" (it becomes, turns calm, the wind subsides), "Eməsáwipən" (there is calm over the entire surface of the water), "Nəčíkənəmən" (I quiet it down, calm it, I let it take its course), "Nəčìkənα" (I quiet, calm him), "Nəkiniláwemα" (I allay his fears, I calm, pacify him, I encourage him), "Wəláwipən" (it is pleasantly calm (air, water, wind), "Sαnkewínαkwəso" (he conducts himself properly, leads a conventional life, he is peaceful, law-abiding) in Eastern Abnaki (aaq) or Penobscot.
I quiet it down
I let it take its course
in Eastern Abnaki or Penobscot
a Native American language
The Penawahpskewi tribe
surrendering to the universe
a course laid in
the grace to let it take its course
he conducts himself properly
leads a conventional life
he is peaceful and law-abiding
Finding the peace
in a conventional life
extraordinary each day truly living
following one's path
as life, love and peace
take their course
Peace equated with conventionality
calm with grace
living and loving what is here
What does letting it take its course mean to you? What is "it" in your life, that thing you don't let takes its course that disturbs your peace? What does a conventional life full of peace look like to you?
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