to be with what is

Pain is not a punishment; pleasure is not a reward. – Pema Chödrön In response to my last post Harold said: A literal view of the particular kind of equanimity mentioned above leaves it open for the continued destruction of the earth, and thus ourselves. Its an important and interesting objection, and a problem discussed in different…

it is not in your hands to save the world

Jack Kornfield on EQUANIMITY The natural compassion and love of the heart (which cares for ourselves & others in the times of difficulties) has to be balanced with the wisdom of equanimity. If we fall too far into compassion and love without the balance of wisdom and equanimity, we can begin to be attached to…

equanimity

I’m studying mindfulness, that is to say: I’m studying to become more mindful. In theory it’s a piece of cake – – until one suddenly remembers that living is not some kind of theoretical activity, living is praxis; all the time, every day, here & now – –  and then the stupid self-assured piece of…