In basic terms equanimity is the practice of letting go.
Until recently I have not understood or had a clear sense about what it meant to cultivate equanimity. In looking up the definition online I came across the all mighty wikipedia’s two cents: Equanimity is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind. The virtue and value of equanimity is extolled and advocated by a number of major religions and ancient philosophies.
It turns out I should’ve looked up the darn word years ago because after reading the definition I can understand what it means right away. Big words oftentimes confuse me. So now here I am traveling on the path of mindfulness and zen based practice of which I’ve been on for some 10 years or so and this elusive, or rather seemingly elusive, teaching grows…
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