Equanimity is what allows compassion to flow. Through compassion we connect to a sacred perspective that allows us to more deeply understand those around us and our circumstances. As we cultivate this quality of inner peace within, we are able to more gracefully navigate our lives. Inner peace is not about the absence of any chaos in your life, it's the ability to stay aligned within the midst of all that life presents you.
The key to equanimity is being able to accept what is, releasing resistance and going with the flow of energy towards the best outcome. Notice how often when someone doesn’t react, they are perceived as weak, docile and compliant. How often do you see this kind of response as a strength or power? Embodying qualities of equanimity is about being responsible for who you are, where you are in life, and how you are treating and being with others. Despite much of our cultural programming, equanimity is a marker of strength, grace and resilience. Inner peace is the new success. May you be filled with loving kindness, and undisturbed by the coming and going of situations.