Equanimity is one of the “muscles of the mind”. A capability that, when strong, work to support us feeling calm, resilient and happy.
Equanimity is the mind´s capacity to be okay with what is happening, even if, we wish things were otherwise. Ultimately it´s an acceptance of the imperfect way that things tend to go. It is a way of going with the flow.
Much as we might develop physical strength, balance, and stability of the body in a gym, so too can we develop strength, balance and stability of the mind. This is done through practices that cultivate calm, concentration and mindfulness. As mindfulness becomes stronger, so does our equanimity. Equanimity becomes an inner strength that keeps us balanced.