Mind of Equilibrium

Develop the mind of equilibrium.
You will always be getting praise and blame,
but do not let either affect the poise of the mind:
follow the calmness, the absence of pride.
Sutta Nipata

Buddhism teaches us to embrace impermanence. The sooner that we can embrace impermanence, the more free we will become. This includes letting go of the past, not obsessing over the future and embracing the present. Emotions are transient and like the tide of the ocean they ebb and flow. Equilibrium – state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced. What are the opposing forces in your life and how do you try to keep them balanced?

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