What’s a qualm? A “daily post” word that is both calming and disruptive, a slight ripple on a tranquil surface. All lakes are qualm-y by nature, as are our decisions, thoughts, and actions. Have no qualms about it. The mind is like a lake. It is up to us to calm or stir the surface to get to the bottom of some thoughts. This process, if we follow it through, takes us past turbulence to a still, quiet place. It’s a meditation that allows us to go deep, from qualm to calm.