Mindfulness Activity #123
More on Equanimity
Good Morning. We have been spending a few days on the concept of equanimity. Equanimity, as we have discussed, is being connected-without being disrupted or derailed by things that happen outside you. It is responding, instead of reacting. It is undoubtedly easier to be unmoved by circumstances around you if you shut down or if you “just don’t care.” However, that is not living. It is not effective or satisfying…too much is lost. This is why equanimity requires attention and balance. It is achieving a solidness, being centered, even in difficult circumstances. And it is achieved with practice.
Deepak Chopra has described equanimity as, “being friendly toward the happy, compassionate to the unhappy, taking delight in the virtuous, being indifferent to the wicked.” Achieving this approach to being in the world happens with consistent mindfulness practice. Perhaps some of you practicing since March together with all the people reading these mindfulness emails are beginning to feel more equanimity.
For today’s practice, sit up straight. Take a deep breath in to wake yourself up and then click and follow the practice on the link below.
Thank you for practicing. Enjoy a restful Sunday!