Welcome and Namaste, today we are exploring Equanimity. One of the most powerful skills that arises from a meditation practice.
Cultivate equanimity in the face of life's ups and downs, and find deeper access to joy.
When we cultivate equanimity, there's an inner peace that we can abide in in any situation in life. There's a calm that we can hold through the inevitable storms of life.
Equanimity is not to be confused with the "near enemy" of indifference in the face of the non-virtuous, immoral, hateful or harmful actions of others, It's not standing by and allowing the injustices of the world to continue.
Equanimity is a state of even-minded openness that allows for a balanced, clear response to all situations, rather than a response borne of reactivity or impulse or strong emotion.
When equanimity is cultivated, over time we are moved by injustice in the world and motivated to make things better, but our deep inner peace is not disturbed.
We become the "eye of the storm"
Ultimately equanimity teaches us that suffering or happiness is created through one's relationship to experience, not by experience itself.
It's a state of being "frictionless"
I hope that you find today's exploration helpful in your meditation journey. Please let me know in the comments below how this practice made you feel. I'd love to hear if you've had experience meditating on the state of equanimity before!
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