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Ten Paramis: Equanimity (2 of 2)

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Teacher: Rodney Smith
Date: 2009-12-15
Venue: Seattle Insight Meditation Center



There are a number of ways to incline the mind toward the discovery of equanimity. Each perception of equanimity has a training explored in this discourse.


Equanimity is openness to what is occurring without resistance. Resistance is often embodied as strong opinions motivated by a need to assert your agenda. You may say to yourself, “This should not be happening,” and then act to correct the situation. This week watch your use of this phrase as an indication of a loss of balance. Once you have lost balance notice how you attempt to correct your equilibrium through control. Some events need your involvement and others do not. Pause until you can see what desire or fear you are bringing to the situation that makes the situation feel out of control. What does the situation really need from you?


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