If you can think of a situation or condition that pushes your buttons, setting off an inner rant or a desire to run away or hide, then you know how challenging it can be to maintain a sense of balanced easeful equanimity. One minute we feel fine, life is good, and then something trips us into feeling overwhelmed, out of kilter, struggling to find solid ground.
True kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity are our natural state if we can untangle our attention from the thick blinding veils!
Whatever’s happening in the world or in our lives, we can greet this moment with clarity and compassion.
How do we cope with all that’s happening in the world, taking care of ourselves without turning away?
My Octopus Teacher on Netflix inspires a Buddhist insight meditation teacher to explore the nature of interconnection and self-care.
Why do people who meditate seem to be able to weather the storms of life better than those who don’t?
Doesn’t it seem like just when things can’t get any worse, they do? This week in the United States has been
A series of natural disasters and senseless tragedies over the past month culminated this week in a firestorm in the
In the last few posts of my dharma talks we have been looking at the Brahma-viharas, spacious mind-states where we
The tenth Paramita* is Equanimity, the ability to hold all that is going on in our lives in an easeful way.