Meditation teacher Shinzen Young gives a very clear way to think about how mindfulness can be helpful when challenges come up.
What is the right balance between being a caring person, and bringing a sense of equanimity into our lives?
As a solid mass of rock Is not stirred by the wind, So a sage is not moved By praise and blame. Dhammapada 81-83 When we hear the word equanimity, it can imply detachment, cold-heartedness, a lack of emotions. On the other hand, when I find myself day after day ‘sweating the small stuff’, […]
Your heart is thumping, you can’t sit still, you try to relax but find yourself pacing restlessly around the house. When you speak your voice is high and excited, you go on and on, probably repeating yourself, and pity the person who wants to barge in with a story of their own. You try […]