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!
In the past four posts, I’ve written about the mind states of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity: the Brahma-viharas,
In the last few posts of my dharma talks we have been looking at the Brahma-viharas, spacious mind-states where we
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The fourth of the Four Brahma Viharas is Uppekka, the ability to hold all that passes through our current experience
So there you are, walking down the street and you see a toddler splashing joyfully in a puddle or pointing
We have been talking about metta, loving-kindness. We have been practicing sending it to ourselves, other individuals and out to