Sunday, August 10, 2008

equanimity

"As mothers, we often find it hard to relax around our children, never knowing what the next moment will bring, a mess? a demand? a mood swing? danger? To be calmer we must learn to let go of some of our attachment to stability, control and order, and accept that our conditions constantly change. With equanimity we stop battling our way through life and begin to take it AS IT COMES, to roll with the punches.

But equanimity doesn't only apply to "bad" events. When an event occurs that we label as 'good' we sometimes develop feelings of attachment that can undermine our calm. If we allow ourselves to depend on these pleasant events for our happiness, then we are attached."

Sarah Napthali

Good stuff.

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Streams of consciousness from a mother of 10 who usually can't collect her thoughts and finds commas a nuisance.