You are on the right track if:
- you can lose your job and still remain calm,
- have your graduation or wedding postponed and you’re still happy,
- you choose people over money,
- remember that this, too, shall pass
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
We might experience far fewer relationship conflicts if we look at those who lash out as those who are in pain…because they are. This is how we practice equanimity.
- mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.“she accepted both the good and the bad with equanimity“
As I study “The Greats” of yoga and meditation, I run across this word a lot. It’s central to the philosophy of yoga. Deep breaths. Space. Equanimity.
For me, it’s connected to the Tao, the Middle Way. No extremes. Don’t over react to either end of the spectrum. This way, you can be happy no matter what.
Beware. Once you decide to be more equanamous, you will be challenged left and right. Just remember, nothing is that serious. Take a deep breath. Allow s-p-a-c-e between your reaction and whatever it is that is happening.