Composure. Even tempered. Allowing things to just be. Allowing opposition. Allowing it to pass on by. That is a wonderful state for your mind to be in. When we are in opposition to others we can lose that equanimity. When we realize that we are all on the same side, we can bring our mind back to calmness.
Equanimity is a spacious,
vast, and even state of mind;
it does not take sides.
It’s not about being untouched by the world,
but letting go of fixed ideas.
How else are we to develop compassion and loving-kindness
for everyone and everything? Equanimity levels the playing field –
we are not excluding anyone from our practice.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche