Equanimity

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.

~Gulwinder Singh

(Attorney and Buddhist teacher)

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