The 52: Right Now, Are You in a State of Equanimity?


butterflyblueskyIt is so easy to have our peace invaded.  We give up our own sense of calm at the drop of a hat.  Or maybe at the drop of a cigarette butt or candy wrapper discarded on the sidewalk.  “Litterer!” we might judge and feel indignant about it.  We might feel superior to another whose habits do not match our own.  Now I am not saying it is okay to litter, I am just asking if it is worth loosing your equanimity over it?  Or because the person driving the car in front of you is slow?  Or when something in the news is exasperating?  Or someone arrives ten minutes late?

Just how important is it for you to stay with that which really matters.  There you are, soaring like the blue butterfly, freely floating in the warm embrace of Divine Light, and then something trivial happens and you give it all up.  You know you can make a choice.  You can learn new responses.  You can establish a peace that is not interrupted or bendable.

Think about this:

  • If you can, count to ten before you react. Maybe it isn’t a new idea, but this is time tested wisdom.
  • Ask yourself, is this worth loosing my sense of peace, reacting to it?
  • You can react as usual, but as a witness.  In other words, you might say, “Hey, please don’t throw your candy wrapper there.” at the same time as you let go of the outcome.  You see yourself in a kind of play.
  • You might spend time learning to meditate or recognizing that, while you meditate, you have a familiarity with your innermost being.  Then, when agitation rises, you can easily send yourself right back to your peaceful place.  You know that place so well, it feels like home to you.

Most of us are easily thrown off base.  It does not have to be this way.  Trust in your own Divine Wisdom of Kindness and Love.  Always move outward from that very place and your life will be transformed.

Let me know what works for you.

With love and namaste, Deanne

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About deannemincer

Deanne Mincer has been a long time student of religious and spiritual studies. For many years, she was a practitioner of yoga and in the late 1980's she was drawn to share her enthusiasm by becoming a yoga teacher. Her certification, from the Himalayan Institute, was a comprehensive two year program including the study of anatomy, diet, nutrition, Ayurvedic medical practices, the methods of teaching hatha yoga, the science of breath and the study of raja (the royal path of yoga) philosophy. She has taught yoga, meditation, and spiritual classes for more than twenty years. In the mid 1990's she became a follower of Siddha Yoga where she experienced a spiritual awakening called shaktipat and her teachings took on a new and freshly informed understanding. As Deanne continued her studies, she learned level one in Reiki and also sutdied with Henry Grayson, Ph.D. where she refined her work with muscle testing and the complex of energy healing methods Dr. Grayson has developed for use with his patients. Dr. Grayson's work is illuminated in his books, Mindful Loving and Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind. Deanne teaches group and private classes in yoga as well as stress reduction programs and meditation in many forms (sitting, walking, whirling, meditation in action, and "sleeping" meditation called yoga nidra). She has developed methods of using yoga in treating those with life threatening diseases as in the programs she designed for Gilda's Club and Friends in Deed in New York City. She was a consulting producer on an alternative health program for CNBC's Alive and Wellness, and she has demonstrated yoga on network television. Deanne created the audio DC, Inner Light Yoga with Deanne Mincer and she has spoken widely and demonstrated meditation in many venues. Deanne is an enthusiastic and joyful teacher. She is known for the keen interest she takes in her students' physical and spiritual development. She stresses that each student should work at their own pace in a non-competitive and caring environment. You can read some of the comments her students have shared in the Tesimonials Section of this site. Her teaching is grounded in her own steadfast spiritual awareness - that each of us is a being of eternal light and love and that we can all come to knowing this truth for ourselves. She is eager to help guide you on this joyful path of body, mind, breath and spirit.

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