composure, calm, calmness, equanimity(noun)
steadiness of mind under stress
"he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
an absence of strong winds or rain
a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement
The state of being calm; tranquillity; silence.
The product of being calm.
the state of quality of being calm; quietness; tranquillity; self-repose
Calmness is the mental state of being free from agitation, excitement, or disturbance. It also refers being in a state of serenity, tranquility, or peace. Calmness can most easily occur for the average person during a state of relaxation, but it can also be found during much more alert and aware states. Some people find that focusing the mind on something external, or even internal, such as the breathing, can itself be very calming. Calmness is a quality that can be cultivated and increased with practice. It usually takes a trained mind to stay calm in the face of a great deal of different stimulation, and possible distractions, especially emotional ones. The negative emotions are the greatest challenge to someone who is attempting to cultivate a calm mind. Some disciplines that promote and develop calmness are yoga, relaxation training, breath training, and meditation. Jon Kabat-Zinn states that “Concentration is a cornerstone of mindfulness practice. Your mindfulness will only be as robust as the capacity of your mind to be calm and stable. Without calmness, the mirror of mindfulness will have an agitated and choppy surface and will not be able to reflect things with any accuracy.”
The numerical value of calmness in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of calmness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.
Vociferation and calmness of character seldom meet in the same person.
I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet for calmness to remember or courage to forget.
He who dies a thousand deaths meets the final hour with the calmness of one who approaches a well remembered door.
Jeb has dealt with crises as the governor of Florida, and he did so with steadiness and a calmness in a good leader.
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Translations for calmness
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- Ruhe, Gelassenheit, GemütsruheGerman
- trankvileco, trankviloEsperanto
- suaimhneasScottish Gaelic
- csend, nyugalmasság, nyugalomHungarian
- խաղաղություն, հանգստությունArmenian
- 平安, 平静Japanese
- liniște, calmRomanian
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