Equanimity is a culmination of practice
in which we have a mind that is steady,
contented, and undisturbed.
It’s the opposite of being agitated or overwhelmed.
Even if we don’t have the word,
we may have a sense
that we could have a bit more ease and calm—
that we could be more resilient in some way.
One traditional simile is being supple like bamboo
so we can bend in the wind and not break.
When we can rest in equanimity,
we find a kind of well-being and happiness
that because it’s internally generated
is not so dependent on circumstances.
(Attorney and Buddhist teacher)