Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Quest for Equanimity

Few are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from the
prejudices of their own social environment.

-Albert Einstein-

The latin aequanimitas, means to have an even mind;
aequusan  even animus  mind/soul is a state of psychological stability
and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to
emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause OTHERS 
to loose the balance of their mind.
The virtue and value of equanimity is extolled and advocated 

by a number of ancient religions and martial art masters.

Joe Lewis would speak of Bruce Lee entering a sort of 'alpha state' 
during intense moments of there training together.

I have been busy with a great new job in an industry that I love,
The practice of equanimity allows you to consistently create outstanding results
while keeping a level head at work or in your life.

Being lied to by a friend or a customer, or having them 'twist your words'
to serve their own agenda used to give me that 'stomach thing' and I would just walk away because that person isn't worth my time.
Really though, what was happening was I was handing them a personal victory .

A sale is made at every table or in each situation,
them, or me....

My recent liberation from social media has been beneficial in helping

to cleanse the mind/soul of the attutudes and opinions of