Equanimity: My Word of 2021

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Equanimity describes a way of being with each moment, regardless of that moment’s characteristics, with a sense of the bigger picture in mind.

For me, that equates to understanding the impermanence of everything in life – the good, the bad, the mundane. A gloriously happy moment will eventually fade, but so will a horrific and unbearable moment. It’s more than a this too shall pass way of thinking. Instead, it involves a willingness to simply be with what is.

Standing in the middle of it all. Balanced. Centered.

STABLE

4 thoughts on “Equanimity: My Word of 2021

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    January 1, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Great word choice, Irene. Interestingly, the theme in my current WIP is stability. Happy New Year!🎊🎆

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    Jerry Olson said:
    January 1, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Good thing to keep in mind as we move forward into this new year.

    On Fri, Jan 1, 2021, 4:03 AM Living: the ultimate team sport wrote:

    > Irene Olson posted: ” Equanimity describes a way of being with each > moment, regardless of that moment’s characteristics, with a sense of the > bigger picture in mind. For me, that equates to understanding the > impermanence of everything in life – the good, the bad, the mundane” >

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      Irene Olson responded:
      January 1, 2021 at 10:20 am

      Yes. It seems elementary, but so very effective.

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