The 52: Lesson Thirty — Rest in Equanimity, Even When Everything Else is in Chaos
“Equanimity — The quality of being calm and even-tempered, having composure, neither elated nor depressed, especially in difficult times. Other words that come to mind are unattached and undisturbed. Ancient Vedanta writings teach us that equanimity is our true, eternal nature, apart from time and space, where we rest in the peace and love within our hearts. While equanimity is well-defined in Indian teachings, yoga, and Buddhism, it is spoken of in other spiritual belief systems as well. St. Paul writes in Philippians 4:11-13: I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know what it is to have little and I know what it is to have plenty.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba said:
Let the wave of memory, the storm of desire, the fire of emotion pass through without affecting your equanimity.
What would it be like, if the ups and downs, the constant shifting of good and…
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