The SiT Word of the Month is INDEPENDENCE. The Saboteur of INDEPENDENCE is LONELINESS. Spending time by yourself can lead to an expansive feeling of independence, or it can lead to feelings of loneliness. How do we practice being Independent? What is the antidote to feeling withdrawn? That’s the subject of our video this month!
The Word of the Month for March 2018 is Heartfelt. The saboteur of Heartfelt is Jealousy. When we are living in a heartfelt way, we can be happy for others when they are enjoying something we’d like to enjoy also. We can maintain our balance by being anchored in the heart. Watch this month’s video for more.
If you are riding on a wave of life, you can be sure there is another one to follow.
Equanimity is a state of being where joy spontaneously arises within us. This can happen even in a very dark moment. This feeling of joy is not experienced as happiness, you know what I mean like, relief, giddiness, yummy. Joy is more like contentment, it’s enough. The feeling of having being satiated. It’s hard to understand that we can feel this way even if we are on the losing end of something.
To get to equanimity we must practice mindfulness. We hear this term a lot these days. When we’re not being mindful we’re being mindless. Mindfulness and equanimity are experienced intuitively. I realize people intellectualize these ideas. There’s much talk about consciousness, the nature of consciousness, super consciousness and so on. This is all good, of course, but attaining the state of equanimity is an intuitive experience. Let me explain.
I’ll be sharing more thoughts about equanimity in writing soon, and the newsletter will be going out too. Be sure to sign up for it if you haven’t already! Happy October!